Seminar on personal growth through meditation at Google UK, - January 2018
Uber UK Talk
Meditation and Motivational discourse at Uber, UK - January 2018
Structuring Time in the Automation and ArtificiaI Intelligence Era
Among the futuristic technologies being talked about in tech forums today, Artificial Intelligence (AI) ranks right up there in large measure owing to the fact that it not only makes life easy, complex tasks a breeze but does away with finite limitations and vulnerabilities of human resource. For instance, the best performing employee may be that no doubt, but he still remains susceptible to illnesses, familial downturns, interpersonal feuds, divergence of opinion and many other areas of possible conflict which may result in his absence from work or loss of precious man hours. However, robots are impervious to such stimuli and therefore stand in greater stead than humans, who are hemmed in by emotions, atmospherics and the surrounding environment.
But, the scope of this discussion revolves around an aspect quite distinct from all this. For all the pros and cons of AI and robotics, there is one facet which merits magnified attention – how do humans plan to fill the time vacuum created by robots handling almost all their simple and complex tasks?
This intrigue, because as I see the world shaping up, with many American shopping centres, commercial places, malls et al being manned by robots alone, the scenario begs the obvious query – what are we gonna do with the biggest commodity at hand in the near future – the free time which robots create for us?
Will the curiosity and time utilization of the upcoming generations centre around only these frivolous concerns such as when would the next Apple phone be unveiled or what does the latest Game of Thrones episode have in store or for that matter when will the next spectacular Infinity War by Avengers be waged for us to drench in colas, munch on mounds of popcorns or witness our appetite for burgers progress with the progress of the Avengers’ globe saving heroics?
As I see it, our free time can be our best friend or our biggest enemy. So if we don’t use it, we will end up abusing it. It thus becomes imperative for us to cultivate an unending appetite for learning what will serve our evolutionary necessities. As all great men did in their free time – use it to read, learn, contemplate, meditate, unearth, unravel, discover, explore and decipher this world that much better. It could be anything which makes us better – learning a language, sharpening our intellect, boosting our cognition and retention, varnishing our life skills or any productive activity which seeks to transform our consciousness.
Otherwise, en empty mind will become a devil’s workshop and it would be doom that we will be staring at. Hobbies and leisure when combined with a fruitful purpose can be a boon to our existence, what I identify as “edutainment”.
All spiritual souls, sages, saints, preachers, scholars, men of honour and women of substance were weaved in a common thread of being motivated to meditate, think of out of the box, take a path less traversed and blaze the trail to accomplish what no one had. Most vitally, great achievers, thought leaders and innovators from time immemorial have always utilized their time in a manner which sought to add weight to their profile, their work skills, their potential to comprehend to their utmost and act prudently in the world around them.
Through Shiv Yog, I am offering a paradigm wherein people know how their spare time has to be put to best use. Through a set of ancient holistic practices I am deconstructing human time management. I am imparting the wisdom of happiness and achievement so that man can unearth the infinite potential lying dormant within him. Otherwise, in an era of AI and machine learning, human will be the proverbial tiger, ceding existential ground to a world reigned by robots, a word where human would be caged in the prison of his own lethargy, lost in the mad rat race to abject ostentatiousness, unbeknownst to the intricacies of his own potential and power, missing out on the dividends of this beautiful human birth.
PS: Siri asks me after I prepared this article – Does that ring a bell, Ee-shan?
MEDITATION AS MIND MASSAGE AND SOUL SPA
As we witness the world around we must ask ourself –
• What are we going to do with ourself in the near future ?
• How will we develop interpersonal relations when we view the world through screens ?
• In a world filled with overbearing and often unwanted informational stimulus how will we find peace and relaxation ?
Lifestyle choices have the power to greatly influence our efficiency and our state of mind, It thus becomes imperative for us to cultivate a mindset of learning that will serve our evolutionary necessities
We have the power to create a culture where through contemplation and meditation we can periodically update our inner softwares to tackle our ever increasing workloads just like we upgrade all outer softwares to increase efficiency.
All great beings were weaved in a common thread of being motivated to meditate, think out of the box, take a path less traversed and blaze the trail to accomplish what no one had.
Qualities that can easily be acquired and developed through the practice of meditation.
• Through the practice of meditation techniques learnt from the Himalayan masters we have the power to relax the human mind .
• Through collective meditation we can create the wisdom of happiness and achievement
• Through the addition of meditative practices we can reap all the dividends of this beautiful human birth.
Let us embark on this magnificent journey into the self to unlock the beautiful states of deep relaxation that lie within us all.
Gratitude and regards
I salute you and the infinity within you
ACHARYA ISHAN SHIVANAND AT BOEING: Mindful Matter in the space age
Professionals at the aerospace giant ‘Boeing’ boarded a flight to enlightenment as Shiv Yog Master Acharya Ishan Shivanand delivered a transformative discourse in November 2017 on mindful matter, explaining how meditation triggers sound sleep & adequate relaxation which in turn help a person derive more from his routine. The value of a quality rest is all the more in this age of information overload, gadget overuse & virtual reality emerging in an overarching role. The event was a resounding success with the gathering meditating, interacting & seeking a periodic rendezvous with the young mindfulness technique & meditation master.
Acharya Ishan Shivanand ji on 1st November 2017 delivered an inspirational discourse to the employees of the global ride hailing app Uber in California. In his pathfinding speech, he informed the employees how external upliftment and growth was best placed with an equal and positive evolution in the inner self as well. He articulated how Shiv Yog Meditation was the spa for the soul, bringing tangible results on the body, mind and consciousness level by harnessing the potential within
HONG KONG YOUTH SEMINAR 2017
Conducted by Acharya Ishan Shivanand ji with the theme of interaction being – Shiv Yog Meditation for honing mind potential, purging emotional stress, overcoming peer pressure and tapping the hidden powers within to activate body’s natural defense mechanisms, will power and develop personality.
SCIENCE OF SUCCESS, MAURITIUS 2016
Aimed at students and budding achievers, the four week certification course saw students learn the holistic modalities of the ancient mystics and scriptures which hold the key to excellence in health, studies, relationships and mental peace.