About Pandit Dasa - Inspirational speaker, meditation teacher, and well-being expert:
Pandit Dasa is an author, inspirational speaker and meditation teacher, on a mission to bring wellness into the workplace. He has conducted stress management workshops in organizations such as Google, Bank of America, Intel, Novartis, Columbia University and many other organizations. During these workshops, Pandit teaches healthy living habits and mindfulness meditation techniques to help individuals reduce stress and anxiety, increase their focus and productivity, and embrace work-life challenges with a greater peace of mind. Pandit has spoken at TEDx and has been featured on PBS, NPR, the New York Times and the Huffington Post.
Pandit created his company Conscious Living during his 13 years at Columbia University, where he taught the campus community to live more mindfully by teaching meditation sessions, techniques on stress management, and vegetarian cooking classes.
Before becoming a wellness expert, Pandit spent 15 years living as a monk in New York City. During his time as a monk, Pandit developed a deep knowledge and practice of meditation and gained insight into the nature of the mind. He traveled extensively lecturing on college campuses on health and wellness and now he shares the same knowledge with corporations. In his book, Urban Monk, he writes about the events in his life that inspired him to dedicate a portion of his life to the monastic order.
What Pandit Dasa Talks About:
Stress Management for Work-Life Balance
Workplace stress is costing businesses over $300 billion annually and is responsible for absenteeism, employee turnover, errors, and conflicts. Stress can impact ones' physical and emotional health. This presentation will explore the nature of our mind and the factors in our lives that cause us stress. We will learn simple meditation techniques to nourish the mind which will lead to increased focus, greater productivity, improved relationships, and better health.
Keys to Unlocking and Unleashing the Power of Your Mind
The mind can become our best friend or our worst enemy. It controls our emotional and physical health and thus impacts all aspects of our social and professional interactions. The mind is the cause of our fears, insecurities, and anxieties. An undernourished mind magnifies problems and challenges we encounter and leads us into negative thought processes. By strengthening the muscle of the mind and nourishing its needs, we can see the potential for growth during difficulties and setbacks and develop the self-confidence we need to accomplish our personal and career goals.
Pandit Dasa will share his journey from being a millionaire in Los Angeles to spending 15 years in monasteries, in New York and India, with little to no money or possessions. He will inspire us with eye-opening insights into the nature of the mind and how we can unlock the power of the mind to help us overcome many of life’s obstacles.
This presentation is inspired by Gandhi’s quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” This presentation will encourage the audience to reflect on how they can become better leaders in whatever leadership role they are in, whether personal or professional. It will address the importance of creating an environment where ego battles aren't driving the company down and where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good. It encourages an environment where individuals are willing to appreciate the contributions of their co-workers instead of feeling threatened by them. A mindful leader is one who is able to provide constructive feedback that is balanced with a healthy dose of appreciation.
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Meditation Workshop for Reducing Stress
For individuals working in a fast-paced and demanding environment, this workshop will provide simple techniques to rejuvenate and refresh the mind. The mind is the control center for our emotional and physical health. This workshop will take participants through a variety of mind quieting, breathing, and focusing techniques that will help individuals reduce stress and anxiety simultaneously increasing their productivity. According to MIT News and The New York Times, regular meditation can improve focus, creativity, and memory. A regular implementation of meditation practice can lead to happier and healthier employees fostering a more positive work environment.
Pandit is a very dynamic speaker. His presentation was very eye-opening and engaging. I felt relaxed and recharged from the meditation techniques. I have been to other stress management presentations...but this was arguably the best.
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