It’s not every day that you have the pleasure of sitting down with a true monastic (over some delicious, home-prepared vegan treats), to discuss shared beliefs and ways to bring those beliefs into the mainstream of New York City office-dwellers. But that’s precisely what we have had the fortune of doing in the last few weeks with the newest member of team Work From Om®, Gadadhara Pandit Dasa. It is with full hearts and overflowing excitement that we welcome Pandit’s expertise in the fields of meditation, stress management and conscious leadership. We are honored to have Pandit on board as we rollout premium Work From Om® Mindful Business Workshops in the lineup of our current offerings.
Pandit spent 15 years as a practicing monk and maintains 20 years of experience with the science of meditation. He has gone on to lead workshops at Google, Bank of America, Intel and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. He has also led lectures at esteemed institutes of higher learning such as Harvard University, Columbia University, Duke University, Princeton University, University of Southern California and Illinois State University.
Currently, Pandit shares his wisdom as a lecturer, counselor and meditation teacher at Columbia University, a lecturer at Union Theological Seminary and at New York University. He is also a published author, having written the book Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness and the Divine. Pandit’s writing details his own insight into the human experience through the loss of his family’s multi-million dollar fortunes and, later, his path into monastic life.
You can check out a brief overview of Pandit’s story and motivation for the book here:
We couldn’t be more excited to have this inspiring and accomplished individual as the newest collaborator working alongside Work From Om®. Stay tuned for exciting offerings and announcements as we plan to bolster our existing packages and sessions with some enlightened input and content from Pandit.
Ashley & Sarah