I gave a keynote presentation this afternoon to around 800 entrepreneurs from around the world that are members of the Entrepreneurs Organization. It was part of their EO Istanbul University taking place in Istanbul, Turkey. The talk was titled EO 360 degrees – A spiritual perspective. EO 360 degrees is their theme for this year which focuses of 4 aspects of an entrepreneurs life – “myself”, “my family”, “my business” and “my community”. I shared spiritual insights and tools on each of these areas in my 75 minute presentation.

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The Entreprenuers’ Orgranization invited me to conduct an all day workshop for them in Perth, Western Australia on August 18th. The topic I chose for this workshop was “Understanding the Mind”. The venue was the beautiful Matilda Bay conference room which overlooked the bay and Perth city behind it. The contents of the workshop were based on the teachings of my guru, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, who clearly elucidated the workings of the mind in many of his books and talks.

A workshop on "Understanding the Mind" with the Entrepreneurs' Organization in Western Australia conducted by Dandapani of Vedic OdysseyThe view from the conference room. Perth City in the distance behind the bay.

A workshop on "Understanding the Mind" with the Entrepreneurs' Organization in Western Australia conducted by Dandapani of Vedic OdysseyJust before the workshop began a pod of dolphins swam right by the conference room.

A workshop on "Understanding the Mind" with the Entrepreneurs' Organization in Western Australia conducted by Dandapani of Vedic OdysseyEach participant was presented with a manual for the day long workshop.

A workshop on "Understanding the Mind" with the Entrepreneurs' Organization in Western Australia conducted by Dandapani of Vedic OdysseyParticpants start to arrive.

A workshop on "Understanding the Mind" with the Entrepreneurs' Organization in Western Australia conducted by Dandapani of Vedic Odyssey

A workshop on "Understanding the Mind" with the Entrepreneurs' Organization in Western Australia conducted by Dandapani of Vedic OdysseyTim Davies, CEO and founder of Tim Davies Landscaping an award winning landscaping company, introduces Dandapani to the group.

A workshop on "Understanding the Mind" with the Entrepreneurs' Organization in Western Australia conducted by Dandapani of Vedic OdysseyParticipants working on an exercise.

A workshop on "Understanding the Mind" with the Entrepreneurs' Organization in Western Australia conducted by Dandapani of Vedic Odyssey

A workshop on "Understanding the Mind" with the Entrepreneurs' Organization in Western Australia conducted by Dandapani of Vedic OdysseyThe group was dynamic and eager to know about how the mind works.

A workshop on "Understanding the Mind" with the Entrepreneurs' Organization in Western Australia conducted by Dandapani of Vedic Odyssey

A workshop on "Understanding the Mind" with the Entrepreneurs' Organization in Western Australia conducted by Dandapani of Vedic Odyssey

A workshop on "Understanding the Mind" with the Entrepreneurs' Organization in Western Australia conducted by Dandapani of Vedic Odyssey

From the EO website: “The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) – for entrepreneurs only is a dynamic, global network of more than 7,500 business owners in 38 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in one of EO’s 118 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 40 years old with annual revenues of US$18.4 million.” To learn more about EO visit their dynamic website.

Some testimonials from the workshop:

Many thanks Dandapani
The feedback I have received was overwhelmingly impressive – for many EO’ers, it was their best EO event ever attended ! So, thank you….!
Looking forward to spending time with you when you are next in Australia.

Kind regards
Michael Matthews, Learning Chair West Australia, Entrepreneurs’ Organization

“It isn’t everyday that you meet someone who has the grace and knowledge to introduce the concept that “you perhaps simply don’t know what you don’t know”. Apart from being enlightening I found Dandapani’s thinking practical, useful and applicable to my everyday life, which makes it so valuable.”

“Dandapani presents simple and practical ways to harness and balance your greatest business asset, your mind. This is one of the most memorable presentations I’ve been to in a long time.”

“I thought I knew a lot about breathing and my mind etc but this seminar has transformed my task focus, awareness and productivity at work and at home. I feel much more peaceful and effective at all the things I have to do with a small child and my business!”