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Nov 27, 2016

Dandapani is a Hindu priest, speaker on self-development and an entrepreneur. Living as a Hindu monk for 10 years Dandapani was trained in understanding the mind. There he learned and practiced the fine art of bringing concentration into everyday life.



00:00 Trailer.

02:18 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.

05:54 Brian’s Introduction.

07:24 Seeking the right guru from an early age.

08:41 Early attraction to being a monk.

12:13 Seeking enlightenment.

13:06 Meeting his guru Suvaya Subramuniyaswami.

16:39 Learning a tool set for life.

18:17 Burning bridges to have 10 years in a monastery.

19:52 Why the need for a Hindu monastic life.

22:20 Is it going to be about levitating and going through walls?

24:17 Daily life in his monastery.

27:13 The pain of being with yourself and what your learn from that.

30:04 What Dandapani’s guru said to him when he struggled.

32:07 Taught how to do the basic things of human life.

36:04 Learn to create a lifestyle to support meditation.

40:17 Happiness is not a goal.

41:07 Ask people what their purpose is in life and they don’t know.

44:49 The process of getting to know yourself.

51:19 An unsettling time in the monastery after his guru dies.

54:39 The trauma of leaving the monastery for Los Angeles.

1:00:12 How to use affirmations beneficially.

1:07:53 “Where awareness goes, energy flows”

1:09:24 Life for an ex monk in New York.

1:11:39 Learn to simplify your life.

1:16:56 How employers should deal with their employees lack of concentration.

1:20:17 How we can learn to concentrate.

1:21:32 A traumatic event can be an amazing opportunity for change and growth.

1:24:59 Reason for building an Ashram in Costa Rica.

1:27:40 How does Dandapani judge his own success?

1:33:46 How he judges successful people and uses them as role models.

1:36:01 Dandapani’s unmissable daily practice.

1:37:24 Success secrets.

1:40:05 Is celibacy hard?

1:42:56 What he has changed his mind about in the last year.

1:46:18 Phone call to the 20 year old Dandapani.

1:47:14 Best advice ever received.

1:49:14 Advice to the young person trying to find out what they want to do in life.

1:51:56 Brian’s summing up.


Show Notes:

Dandapani’s website

Dandapani on Twitter

Dandapani on Facebook

Dandapani on YouTube

Dandapani on TEDxReno

Dandapani on Instagram

Dandapani Photography

Dandapani blog


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