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DM #34 Rohan Gunatillake: This Is Happening

By 23rd March 2016 No Comments

“One of the problems with mindfulness at the moment is that we’ve fetishised the process…For me, the most important thing is the outcome” – Rohan Gunatillake

In this episode, I talk with the entrepreneur and author Rohan Gunatillake.

Rohan is the director of Mindfulness Everywhere, a creative studio that combines meditation, technology and design, and is best known for buddhify, the mindfulness app for modern life, which has topped the download charts in over forty countries. He has also successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign for the design and creation of Mindfulness cards and is also a Buddhist Geek, having been selected by Wired Magazine and Jane McGonical in 2012 as being one of 50 people who will change the world.

Rohan has an extensive background in mindfulness-based meditation, and has worked for over ten years in technology and innovation for the likes of IBM, Accenture, and the Edinburgh Festivals. Rohan’s first book This Is Happening is published by Bluebird (Pan Macmillan).

What You Will Learn In This Episode

  • The principles of ‘Mobile Meditation’
  • Why the outcome of mindfulness is more important than how it is done
  • Why even 1 minute of practice a day can help your physical and mental health

Resources Mentioned In The Show

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Director & Founder at Digital Mindfulness
Dr. Lawrence Ampofo is a digital strategy and foreign policy professional, with over 10 years providing advisory on strategic digital change. As the Founder and Director of Digital Mindfulness and Semantica Research, Lawrence focuses on increasing the capacities of companies to implement digital strategy across major transformation programmes by promoting new ways of working and collaboration in an age of digital distraction and information overload.
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