PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
FOR PERSONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Hari-kirtana das, a lifelong student and practitioner of yoga, meditation, and eastern spiritual philosophy, began a professional career in 1984 that included stints with Fortune 500 companies in the financial and technology sectors as well as an assortment of training, marketing, and sales consultancies. He eased out of his business career in 2004, returned his full attention to the study and practice of yoga, and began teaching contemporary yoga classes in 2009. His upcoming book In Search of the Highest Truth: Adventures in Yoga Philosophy, is a look at the modern world through the lens of ancient yoga wisdom. His talks, presentations, and workshops, offer fresh perspectives about human motivation, relationships, and the meaning of success.
Hari-kirtana das is available for inspirational 20-minute talks, 60-minute interactive presentations, and 3-hour in-depth experiential workshops on the following topics.
Making Meaningful Connections: the Yoga of Relationships
In Vedic yoga, the pursuit of knowledge begins with an inquiry into the essential nature of relationships. An understanding of relationships requires knowledge of our own essential nature, the nature of others, and the nature of the world in which our relationships take place. The ancient texts of yoga offers a radical yet thoroughly sound and comprehensive philosophical foundation for meaningful reflection on the nature of relationships, especially as they apply to service and spiritual activism as a vehicle for engagement with the world.
- Two kinds of essential natures
- Why service to others is the key to happiness
- What makes activism 'spiritual'
- How to develop authentic personal relationships
Success Sutras: How to Overcome Obstacles
What does success mean to you? How do we achieve success? What obstacles must we overcome to achieve success? This talk reveals a surprising secret to success and explores how the practical science of yoga philosophy helps us to overcome obstacles to success. 'The Success Sutras' is an interactive exercise in collective introspection that will help you fine-tune your definition of success, understand what the obstacles to your success really are, and develop strategies for transcending those obstacles on the way to attaining your personal and professional goals.
Yoga Psychology: Identity, Motivation, and Behavior
This presentation provides insights into the matrix of human psychology and how we can apply those insights in our personal and business relationships. Participants will discover new perspectives on thier own sense of identity and develop tools to support productive and fulfilling collaborations, foster healthy organizational growth, and provide team leaders with tools for crafting individualized plans to help each team member feel genuinely motivated and realize their potential.
- Models of consciousness
- Conceptions of identity
- Getting to ‘why’: yoga and the ladder of motives
- Finding harmony
- Yoga’s keys to personal development