It’s a pleasure to welcome one of our most popular previous guests back onto London Real, and someone who brings so much perspective to so many people, particularly during the difficult and challenging times we now face.
Dandapani is a Hindu priest, international speaker, entrepreneur, and former monk who spent ten years under the guidance of one of Hinduism’s foremost spiritual leaders, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. During this period, Dandapani lived a life of serious personal discipline and training at his guru’s cloistered monastery in Hawaii.
Since that time, Dandapani has travelled the world spreading his message, becoming a guide and spiritual leader who encourages all to leverage the power of the human mind and practice discipline and focus as a route to creating a life filled with purpose and joy.
Having forged a base in New York City his stock began to rise and as the media requests and invites to speak flooded in, Dandapani had clearly found a home for the tools and teachings that have been the tradition of monks for thousands of years. He has shared the stage with world-renowned leaders such as Hillary Clinton, former secretary-general of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi and former French president François Hollande.
These days Dandapani has established a haven in Costa Rica where he and his family are currently creating a thirty-three-acre spiritual sanctuary and garden to further their mission of inspiring self-transformation and positively shifting humanity’s relationship with nature.
Spending time in Dandapani’s company is not only enlightening and reflective, but also inspiring and motivational as his clear and simple message has helped so many implement lasting change in their stress-filled lives.
He has and continues to work with some of the most successful athletes in the world and companies such as Fortress Investment Group, ICONIQ, McKinsey, Nike, AMEX, Bloomberg LP, and many more.
His TEDx talk, Unwavering Focus, has over 6.2 million views and is a far cry from the world of the young electrical engineering student who searched for greater direction in his life.
You see the world has never needed Dandapani more than right now, as people across the planet feel overwhelmed by the pressure and challenges of everyday life. Dandapani’s new book, The Power of Unwavering Focus – deals headfirst with this exact issue as he explores in detail how we can override such destabilising fear and dread, the kind that is making countless people across the planet sick, and instead use the power of concentration to live a life free from mindless distractions and unnecessary concerns.
Dandapani believes we are what we practice and, in reality, most people are not conscious of the fact that they are practising distraction all day every day. While many spend countless hours on their phones, endlessly scrolling, and obsessing over social media, we must instead reclaim control of our relationship with technology.
“As soon as we control where awareness goes, we control where energy flows. As soon as we control where the energy is flowing, we control what is manifesting in our life.”
This episode is an important one and I encourage you all to tune in and listen carefully to the wisdom it offers. The world is so chaotic and fragile right now, and many people are suffering unnecessarily. So make sure you join us for this supercharged conversation which is sure to be jam-packed full of insight and revelation, that I know will kickstart a change within so many of you.
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- My relationship with money
- Living a focused life
- Your clock is ticking
- Defining your purpose in life
- Teaching kids about selfless service
- Dealing with worry, fear, anxiety, and stress
- How to get rid of anxiety
- How to overcome distraction
- Why drugs are not the immediate solution to ADD
- How to build willpower
- Leaving the monastery was the hardest decision of my life
- The importance of having a mentor
- Moving from the monastery to New York
- Simplify your life
- Out of thousands of people just two actually do the work