MY STORY 2018-06-28T11:55:12+00:00

My Story

My Story

For 7 years I lived as a renounced monk in eastern India, in the state of West Bengal, by the banks of the Ganges river.

It was a time of introspection in my life, during which I studied at a “gurukula” – a  traditional school for boys and men, that functioned according to timeless, universal principles of detachment and self-discipline.

The school was, and still is, renowned for its commitment  to the development of personal character.

I embarked on an exhaustive study of the library of Vedic scriptures on philosophy, culture, and meditation, under the guidance of an esteemed local guru, famous for his unique and profound insights into the timeless Vedanta school of thought and practice.

In relation to my studies I wrote hundreds of essays on eastern philosophy, and gave an equivalent number of lectures on the topic.

Aided by a self-regulated daily routine, and prolonged meditation, eventually I became a master in the nature of the self, and its relation to awareness and determination.

As time passed I was invited to travel and give lectures, mainly in South Asia, Europe, and North America, sharing my insights with wider audiences.

Due to my unique education and training I was privileged to talk for audiences in Dubai, New York, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, and London, among countless other places.

Over the years I have also provided professional coaching and counselling for hundreds of private clients, from every social status, age, and culture.

In an experiment to connect with new types of people I initiated the “Ask a Monk” project, where I sat in public spaces with a rudimentary sign saying “Ask a Monk – Any Topic,” offering street-philosophy to anyone who would engage with me.

These were among the most interesting days of my life. Many people opened up to me as if they had known me for years – perhaps because they sensed I did not want anything from them.

I was not selling anything or pushing an opinion on them. We just talked.

Of the thousands of people I have spoken with everyone treated me with the utmost respect.

I took this concept to places like the science department at Harvard University in Boston, Times Square in New York, in front of the White House in Washington, Venice Beach in Los Angeles, and Piccadilly Circus in London, to name only a few.

Most of my teenage years, in the pre-internet era I spent as part of an international society of hackers (which later lead to the inception of entities like Wikileaks and Anonymous).

We met at hacking conventions around the world and traded software by sending it to each other on discs by post.

Many of the young boys I met there (girls were conspicuous by their absence) had brilliant minds, and yet their souls were often deeply troubled.

To my adolescent heart it seemed, that modern society rewarded the wrong kind of behaviour and personal character, and I felt that something should be done about it.

Most of my teenage years, in the pre-internet era I spent as part of an international society of hackers (which later lead to the inception of entities like Wikileaks and Anonymous).

We met at hacking conventions around the world and traded software by sending it to each other on discs by post.

Many of the young boys I met there (girls were conspicuous by their absence) had brilliant minds, and yet their souls were often deeply troubled.

To my adolescent heart it seemed, that modern society rewarded the wrong kind of behaviour and personal character, and I felt that something should be done about it.

From my earliest memories of childhood I was convinced that we, as a species and as individuals, possess an untapped potential; that there is more to life than what we can see, touch, and feel.

Searching for a key to unlock this potential fuelled my life, and continues to do so.

To this day I maintain the rigorous practice of self-discipline and prolonged daily meditation I learned as a monk, but have chosen to give up my renunciate robes, to turn my focus to sharing the power of Vedanta with as many as possible.

I fuse the ancient and modern ways of living, consolidating slow and fast paced mindsets, pursuing the best of both worlds.

The opportunity to use my unique insights into the human condition to help organisations and individuals go beyond their present potential gives me a sense of purpose and  fulfilment.

I consider my work extremely important, and therefore always ensure the satisfaction of my clients.

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To this day I maintain the rigorous practice of self-discipline and prolonged daily meditation I learned as a monk, but have chosen to give up my renunciate robes, to turn my focus to sharing the power of Vedanta with as many as possible.

I fuse the ancient and modern ways of living, consolidating slow and fast paced mindsets, pursuing the best of both worlds.

The opportunity to use my unique insights into the human condition to help organisations and individuals go beyond their present potential gives me a sense of purpose and  fulfilment.

I consider my work extremely important, and therefore always ensure the satisfaction of my clients.