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Pandit Dasa

Pandit Dasa is a Mindful Leadership Expert, author and motivational keynote speaker. His inspirational speeches aim to create a more mindful workplace culture which increases productivity and improves retention. He encourages leadership and co-workers to appreciate and celebrate the success and contributions of others. This attitude fosters trust, enhances teamwork and greatly impacts employee performance. He emphasizes the importance of leading without ego and highlights the importance of cultivating self-awareness and personal growth and development.


Pandit captures the audience's attention by sharing his journey on how and why he spent 15 years living as a monk in New York City, the incredible life and leadership lessons he learned from that experience and why he's no longer a monk.


His story is chronicled in his book, Urban Monk. Some key messages the audience will take away are:

* Understanding how our mind, thoughts and emotions impact our reactions and behavior.

* Tools for managing one's emotions and staying calm and collected before pressing the "send" button.

* The value of consistently appreciating our colleagues.

* Attendees will be encouraged to lead by example by setting a proper leadership model.

* Learn breathing and focusing techniques that can reduce stress, improve productivity and boost emotional intelligence.


Pandit Dasa has spoken to many Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Some of the organizations he has spoken to are: Google, Citibank, IBM, State Farm, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Kellogg’s, Nationwide Insurance, SAP, Bank of America, AMC Theatres, Intel, WeWork, Royal Bank of Canada, AMC Networks, Novartis, Comcast, TD Ameritrade, JPMorgan Chase, The World Bank, World Government Summit, SHRM National Convention, Oracle HCM Convention and many others.

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Sarayu Sharma Mitra, PHP; World Bank Group

Review: Pandit Dasa was a refreshing change in pace at The World Bank Group's HR conference. He addressed the HR community and gave a practical talk on "Becoming the Change You Wish to See" where he encouraged the audience to reflect on their motivations for leading, to communicate with compassion and appreciate and celebrate each others' success. The consensus was that Pandit's message could benefit the other divisions within The World Bank Group. We were thrilled to partner with him for a second time and look forward to introducing him and his message to the broader World Bank community in the future.

Evie Leigh, Cadillac

Review: Recently we were offered the opportunity to have Pandit come to our Cadillac HQ in Soho and lead our group through a 30 minute (invaluable introduction) to mediation. At the end of the session the group was in agreement; Pandit guided us through a relaxing and ultimately restorative meditation. In fact, we didn’t want it to be over! Thank you again Pandit - hope to have you back again soon

Anil Kumar Damodaran, IBM

Review: I had a chance to invite Pandit Dasa to our IBM offices in Austin to speak to our development support team on the topic of stress management and work-life balance. He taught our team how to develop positive relationships, manage our emotions and appreciate the work of our colleagues. One member said the session was “refreshing” and another wanted to know when he could return. We loved having him here and hope to work with him again.

More About Pandit Dasa

  • What is your favorite quote? "You can't connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking back." - Steve Jobs
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? When I first moved into a monastery, I was terrified of speaking publicly. However, teaching and speaking became one of my main services and seeing it as a service gave me the strength and co
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? I really enjoy traveling, spending quality time with friends and family, watching basketball, meditating and reflecting on the deeper purpose of life.
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? Govinda and Shyamananda, two monks and mentors in Mumbai. Even though they guide hundreds and are traveling all over the world inspiring people, they remain humble and serve without ego.
  • Is there anything else we should know about you? I went from being a millionaire in Los Angeles to living as a monk for 15 years in New York City. I believe that true happiness comes when we can serve others and that our goal is to learn to