Mindfulness India Summit concluded successfully with a mindful of memories and thoughts
Published on November 1, 2019 – by Sachin Murdeshwar
Mumbai : The second edition of Mindfulness India Summit which started on 30th October 2019, concluded successfully, with insight on awareness and prevention regarding mental illness, stress, health and well being etc.
The summit had experts from various fields and all around the globe who came down as speakers.The list had names like Dr. Daniel Goleman – Neuroscientist Award-Winning Psychologist, Best Selling Author from USA on one end to Mr Hector Garcia – Author of World bestseller – IKIGAI – Japanese concept of Joy, Happiness and purpose on the other. This made Mindfulness India Summit the only such gathering in the world.
The participants could also Ronald D.Siegel, Neerja Birla, Matthew Lippincot, Clif Smith, Chris Tamdjidi, Chef Ranveer Brar, Norbu Wangchuk, Shalini Behl alongwith founder Manish Behl.
Ms. Neerja Birla, who is a leading philanthropist spoke on how people are ashamed of sharing about their mental illness and suffer alone. She spoke about how people should come forward and speak openly about their problems.She also spoke about how various measures can be taken to deal with problems related to mental illness.
The last day had speakers like Narayanan Srinivasan, Hecto Garcia, Marcus Ranney, Ruth Baer etc. Alongwith Mr. Manish Behl, the man who made Mindfulnes India Summit possible in India.
After a very successful inaugural Summit in 2018, In its second year itself, the Summit is already Asia’s largest summit on Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Neuroscience and Positive Psychology; it’s a platform to discuss benefits, myths, case studies, research tools and practices on Mindfulness and EI in personal and professional life.
All of us desire to live a happy, healthy, less stressful, more productive life in the rising age of augmented and virtual reality, digitisation, artificial intelligence and human brain computer interface. But the challenge lies in the fact that, are our physical, mental, emotional, psychological and social capacities rising at the same rate as per the scientific advancements around us.
And this is where, the concept of Mindfulness India Summit – the brainchild of Founder Manish Behl took shape.
Mindfulness is the ability to be present in the current moment, in the here and now to build greater focus, attention, productivity, well-being and creativity. Recognised by United Nations and World Economic Forum as important skills in achieving sustainable goals and success for leadership, Mindfulness and EI are among top three important skills for the 5th industrial age.
The summit has already made a difference in the life of various corporates, entrepreneurs and VPs, CFOs and CEOs from leading international and domestic organisations. This year participants are joining from varied fields including corporations, government, education, healthcare, non-profits and entrepreneurs. In this two-day summit, attendees will be encouraged and educated to harness their capacity for happiness, health, and make mindfulness a part of everyday life.
The agenda for this year’s summit involved topics like:
• Mindfulness for new generation in an increasingly digital society
• Science of mindfulness: transforming your mind and body
• Mindful Eating
• Mindfulness at Workplace
• Mindfulness for Education
• Mindfulness and Happiness
• Health and Well Being
• Evolving Landscape of Mindful Society
• How emotional intelligence impact leaders?
• Creativity, innovation and concentration a form of art, to engage in the ancient practice of Mindfulness etc.
Indian speakers included heads from Mahindra, Accenture, BCG, Mumbai Port Trust, Salesforce, Microsoft, Celebrity chefs, Musicians and artists. Leading neuroscientist from Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences will also be sharing their research findings apart from distinguished Buddhist scholar and Head of Tibetan Central Archive of His Holiness Dalai Lama.
Speaking about the Mindfulness India Summit, Mr Manish Behl, Founder said, “Mindfulness India Summit is a platform to advance the benefits of Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence for the Indian sub-continent.”.He further said, “Problems and complexities are always there, but its mindfulness which prepares one to deal with the same.It helps in realising your inner strength and it is on a persons ability to deal with the situation that makes it easy or hard.Mindfulness cannot solve the problem, but it definitely prepares an individual to deal with the problem in a better manner.”
Just in the second edition Mindfulness India Summit is the largest platform in Asia with over 30 speakers, 200+ participants, 10+ workshops, 20 + keynotes and focus sessions over 2 days, a place where every leader needs to be.
Mindfulness India Summit is a property of Beyond & Mind, an enterprise working with new age ground-breakers to create an impact in society through practices of Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence. The Summit is supported by IIM Ahmedabad, UNESCO -Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, Goleman EI, The Hindu, Oxford Mindfulness Centre, WeWork, Firstpost, University of Berkeley – Greater Good Science, Thrive Global, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Zee 5 , Strozzi International amongst others.