Vishen Lakhiani – Mindvalley

Vishen Lakhiani is an Entrepreneur, author, speaker, and philanthropist.

He is the Founder and CEO of Mindvalley, one of the most successful wellness companies in the world which he started in 2003 with just $700.

He recently launched MindValley University – this year, taking place in Barcelona – which is his reimagining of our education system for the future.

His bestselling book ‘The Code of the Extraordinary Mind’ provides a 10 point framework for understanding and enhancing the human self and features interviews with Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Arianna Huffington.


00:00 Trailer.
01:40 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
03:47 Brian’s introduction.
05:50 Vishen’s background and European connections.
07:01 Seeking ways to build on and accelerate student’s ideas of human consciousness.
10:55 How meditation increased Vishen’s earning potential and changed his outlook on life.
15:38 Change in skills taught required for future world with access to personal AI and robotics use.
20:01 New Mindvalley Academy one month city campuses will offer new vision of learning for all ages.
33:05 What Vishen learned from running the first city campus.
35:36 Experience of being on the USA Muslim watch list led to Mindvalley’s mission.
47:14 Speaking out with respect against Donald Trump during the election.
50:21 The human colossus message and the cancerous cells trying to destroy it.
57:32 How to live that message.
1:05:15 Vishen’s biggest challenge as CEO of Mindvalley.
1:06:23 Why A-fest was started.
1:11:15 What Mindvalley could look like in fifty years.
1:12:26 Vishen’s daily habits.
1:15:01 How Vishen parents.
1:16:56 What Vishen does to keep physically fit.
1:19:36 What genre is Mindvalley?
1:21:16 Success secrets
1:21:45 The target that keeps Vishen awake at night.
1:22:29 Global view for what scares Vishen.
1:27:22 Forgiving but not pardoning.
1:31:05 Unfuckwithable definition and meaning.
1:32:45 Telephone call to the 20 year old Vishen Lakhiani.
1:33:52 Best advice ever received.
1:35:21 How Vishen developed his company culture.
1:38:49 Advice to the 20 year old who wants to be part of this human colossus.
1:40:11 Brian’s summing up.

Vishen’s Book:
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

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Mindvalley Academy

Topics discussed:
Burning Man
IBM Watson
Deep Blue (chess computer)
Kuala Lumpur
University of Michigan
Peter Diamandis
Uplands Hill School and Head Phil Moore
The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin,_and_Selection_in_Relation_to_Sex
Wait But Why
Six Phase Meditation
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
Lifebook inspired by Jon & Missie Butcher

Explore the 12 Categories

WildFit inspired by Eric Edmeades



People mentioned in this episode:
Elon Musk
Sir Richard Branson
Arianna Huffington
Esther Perel

Esther Perel – Sex & Infidelity

Kenneth “Ken” Wilber II
Barbara Marx Hubbard
Neale Donald Walsch
Calvin Coolidge
Nelson Mandela
Ray Kurzweil
Wim Hof

Wim Hof – The Iceman

Robin Sharma
Tony Gonzalez
Lisa Nichols
Marisa Peer
Jeremy Corbyn
Donald Trump
Tim Urban
Dorian Yates

Dorian Yates – Inside The Shadow – FULL MOVIE

Elliot Hulse

Elliott Hulse – The Body Is The Mind

Shawn Achor
Dan Savage
Jon and Missy Butcher

Jon and Missy Butcher share a model for creating relationships that stay in the honeymoon period even after 30+ years…

Geplaatst door Mindvalley op zondag 11 juni 2017

John Gray
Dave Asprey

Dave Asprey – Bulletproof

Tony Hsieh

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Great and informative interview. I’ve been following MindValley for awhile and noting their progress as well as their growth. I believe their business model which includes their subject matter is the wave of the future.

He might be a hero for Americans, but for me–a Malaysian, he’s just a businessman. Since he grew up in Malaysia, he understands the politics and the environment, which is much more worst than the US. I had been followed Mindvalley for 2 years, I didn’t see any posts or videos he speaks up for Malaysians. Redshirt rally 2015 (Racial oppression), just a couple Kilometers from Mindvalley HQ: – – PERKASA ( A dominant racial organisation in Malaysia) against granting the same civil rights for Malaysian Indian Muslims: – The PERKASA leader claimed himself as a racist:… Read more »

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Fascinating interview – strongly admire Vishan and work of Mindvalley. Many thanks sharing for great interview. However, just somewhat concerned about some of Mindvalley’s associations with extremely corrupt (pro globalist/NWO agenda) high profile individuals, especially in the AI/robotics sphere, and any collaboration work they may be doing with any of these individuals/organisations. IMO, they need to be very careful about who they associate themselves with as working closely with corrupt/pro-globalist/One World Government/NWO high profile individuals or organisations could seriously damage trust levels in Mindvalley and their integrity and reputation. Does adopting a world-centric view mean that Mindvalley is aligned with… Read more »

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fantastic info!


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Long time since I’ve listen to Vishen. And always feel so inspired. We need more places to work like his company and love the new concept. Yes,life is for living and we shouldfeel inspired when we go to work or go to school. Agree that schools need a shake up. Thanks for this interview!


Indeed. Thank you!


Would’ve been more bad-ass from Vishen if he’d actually done something more than give the guy 20 bucks, but here I go again judging others for not saving the world. How am I doing so far? 🙂

Richard Aboo

Phenomenal interview and absolutely insprational. It embodies almost everything that i believe in. Bravo!


Thank you! We’re glad you liked the episode.


Absolutely amazing and exciting interview! I’ve found his 6 Phase Meditation on Youtube on the Mindvalley channel and can’t wait to check it out!


Check out the Omvana app. The app is free and there are several very good free meditations including Vishen’s 6 Phase.

You could have cut the interview by half at least… I listened to Lakhiani’s talks 3-4 years ago – he was a different man then, with a totally different agenda. He’s a big self-promoter….


We were probably all different people 4 years ago…

Maurice Schill

what an absolutely fascinating talk. It’s good to see people out there who are truely inspiring leaders. So many great ideas, books and things to learn about. Im going to start right now!


what an absorbing man. Great ideas. Never thought about it. Incredible


Is it just me or is the audio really bad on this one? I can barely here Vishen.

Tim Hall

I absolutely love Vishen’s stuff! I started doing his 6 phase meditation daily a month ago, and have been using Mindvalley Quest and Omvana apps with great results in my life! Definitely recommend to anyone watching checking out his book Code of the Extraordinary Mind