About This Show
Entrepreneurs’ Organization (https://www.eonetwork.org/) proudly presents the EO Podcast designed for all entrepreneurs with a hunger for learning how to better their business and themselves. Some examples of topics and guests include Verne Harnish, author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and founder of EO, Joe Polish, direct marketing guru, an Army Ranger on leadership, a Private Equity guy on what it takes to create a business of value, Philip McKernan on finding meaning and happiness… Listen and enjoy!
About the host: Dave Will (www.davidrwill.com) has been a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) for several years. As a founder and having successfully exited a SaaS business, he’s well suited to represent the inquisitive entrepreneurial spirit in these long-form conversations captured on the EO podcast.
Most Recent Episode
Learning Concentration, Reflection, and Meditation with Hindu Priest, Dandapani
Dave welcomes Dandapani to the podcast. Dandapani is Sri Lankan and he grew up in Australia. He has a degree in electrical engineering but left everything behind to become a Hindu monk for 10 years. He now lives in Manhattan with his wife and is currently a speaker. Listen as Dandapani teaches us how to learn and practice meditation as entrepreneurs, why awareness is key in concentration, and discusses some of the common misconceptions people have towards monks. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:33 – Introducing Dandapani 01:04 – Check out Dandapani.org to learn more about him 02:34 – 8 years ago, Dandapani’s vows as a Hindu Monk expired—he decided not to renew them and moved to USA 02:51 – He is now a Hindu priest 03:35 – Dandapani and his wife are creating a retreat center in Costa Rica 03:52 – Dandapani met his wife while he was still a monk 04:47 – Dave went to one of Dandapani’s talks about “unwavering focus” 06:52 – A few misconceptions towards monks 07:03 – Monks meditate as a group for only an hour a day 07:11 – Monks work the whole day to develop qualities such as concentration and willpower 07:48 – People think monks meditate the whole day 07:55 – People think Dandapani teaches meditation 08:11 – Before practicing meditation, one must learn how the mind works and concentrates