Dandapani on Mastering the Mind, Studying in Monastery, and the Art of Focus
Dandapani has lived a unique and purpose-driven life. He is a Hindu priest and entrepreneur who spent his first 10 years after university studying as a monk at a monastery in Hawaii. He concluded his study and took his well-honed knowledge of discipline, focus and energy management to help others harness their energy and build a life of purpose and joy. Dandapani has also delivered a TEDx Talk, “Unwavering Focus,” which has been viewed three million times.
Dandapani joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about his time as a monk, the value of practicing how to focus, the importance of building high quality relationships, and how you can take control of your consciousness to live a more purposeful life.
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On this episode, you’ll learn about:
- Dandapani’s early life, including his decision to study at a monastery.
- What it’s really like to spend 10 years studying as a monk.
- Dandapani’s adjustment returning from the monastery, including his decision to become an entrepreneur.
- Why we have so much trouble focusing, and how we can practice it.
- How awareness, and understanding of our own mind, can improve our quality of life.
- The value of relationships, and the importance of prioritizing the most healthy ones over others.
- A mistake Dandapani has made, and what he learned from it.
Host: Robert Glazer
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