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Former monk Rajan Shankara and his student Rokas engage in deep philosophical discussions aimed to help people better manage depression, confusion and finding meaning and purpose.

They interview unique and insightful individuals with captivating lives or stories in the hope of sharing knowledge which can change lives for the better.

New episode released every Wednesday.
For any help/questions/enquiries email: raj@rajanshankara.com

Man in the Making Rokas Stasiulaitis

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Former monk Rajan Shankara and his student Rokas engage in deep philosophical discussions aimed to help people better manage depression, confusion and finding meaning and purpose.

They interview unique and insightful individuals with captivating lives or stories in the hope of sharing knowledge which can change lives for the better.

New episode released every Wednesday.
For any help/questions/enquiries email: raj@rajanshankara.com

    (5) The Return - The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell

    (5) The Return - The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell

    We end off the Hero's Journey series by going over: Refusal of the return; The magic flight; Rescue from without; The crossing of the return threshold; Master of two worlds; Freedom to live; and more!
    Get your copy of Rajan's book "Everything is Your Fault" here: https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Your-Fault-Responsibility-Leadership/dp/178904359X/ref=sr_1_1
    Website: https://rajanshankara.com/
    Meditation Academy: https://zenmind.teachable.com/
    Short snippets from podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/ManintheMakingPodcast/videos
    Article used for The Hero's Journey series: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/writing-101-what-is-the-heros-journey#3-basic-stages-of-the-heros-journey
    Intro song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR234bD7qRc8UHeBjyUn5has2J9Pla4APzAf3ofJRrQrORAFnrjw42Kj3Vkandv=QY3cleclVwYandfeature=youtu.beandab_channel=AkiraTheDon

    • 54 min
    (4) The Initiation - The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell

    (4) The Initiation - The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell

    Road of trials; The hero meeting allies who help him continue his journey; The hero being tempted to stray from his quest; Confronting the reason for the journey; Apotheosis; The ultimate boon; and more!
    Get your copy of Rajan's book "Everything is Your Fault" here: https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Your-Fault-Responsibility-Leadership/dp/178904359X/ref=sr_1_1
    Website: https://rajanshankara.com/
    Meditation Academy: https://zenmind.teachable.com/
    Short snippets from podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/ManintheMakingPodcast/videos
    Article being used for The Hero's Journey series: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/writing-101-what-is-the-heros-journey#3-basic-stages-of-the-heros-journey
    Intro song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR234bD7qRc8UHeBjyUn5has2J9Pla4APzAf3ofJRrQrORAFnrjw42Kj3Vkandv=QY3cleclVwYandfeature=youtu.beandab_channel=AkiraTheDon

    • 29 min
    (3) The Road of Trials - The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell

    (3) The Road of Trials - The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell

    Losing a part of yourself; Rules vs abstract; Finding order within chaos; Quick political tangent; Crossing the threshold; Intelligent confidence; Living to your potential; The first major obstacle; Detaching from the outcome; Breaking generational patters; and more!
    Get your copy of Rajan's book "Everything is Your Fault" here: https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Your-Fault-Responsibility-Leadership/dp/178904359X/ref=sr_1_1
    Website: https://rajanshankara.com/
    Meditation Academy: https://zenmind.teachable.com/
    Short snippets from podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/ManintheMakingPodcast/videos
    Article being used for The Hero's Journey series: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/writing-101-what-is-the-heros-journey#3-basic-stages-of-the-heros-journey
    Intro song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR234bD7qRc8UHeBjyUn5has2J9Pla4APzAf3ofJRrQrORAFnrjw42Kj3Vkandv=QY3cleclVwYandfeature=youtu.beandab_channel=AkiraTheDon

    • 46 min
    Bonus: The Dangers of Information Consumption

    Bonus: The Dangers of Information Consumption

    A bonus recording of our conversation after concluding the previous episode. We cover: Reducing social media use; How much what we read online affects us; Listening to the right people; Global market sentiment; and more!
    Get your copy of Rajan's book "Everything is Your Fault" here: https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Your-Fault-Responsibility-Leadership/dp/178904359X/ref=sr_1_1
    Website: https://rajanshankara.com/
    Meditation Academy: https://zenmind.teachable.com/
    Short snippets from podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/ManintheMakingPodcast/videos
    Intro song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR234bD7qRc8UHeBjyUn5has2J9Pla4APzAf3ofJRrQrORAFnrjw42Kj3Vkandv=QY3cleclVwYandfeature=youtu.beandab_channel=AkiraTheDon

    • 20 min
    (2) Meeting The Mentor - The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell

    (2) Meeting The Mentor - The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell

    When a mentor is fundamental; How to maintain a good relationship with a mentor; Not to overly depend on the mentor; Eastern vs Western views on mentors; what a mentor actually is; and more!
    Get your copy of Rajan's book "Everything is Your Fault" here: https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Your-Fault-Responsibility-Leadership/dp/178904359X/ref=sr_1_1
    Website: https://rajanshankara.com/
    Meditation Academy: https://zenmind.teachable.com/
    Short snippets from podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/ManintheMakingPodcast/videos
    Intro song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR234bD7qRc8UHeBjyUn5has2J9Pla4APzAf3ofJRrQrORAFnrjw42Kj3Vkandv=QY3cleclVwYandfeature=youtu.beandab_channel=AkiraTheDon

    • 28 min
    (1) Refusing The Call to Adventure - The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell

    (1) Refusing The Call to Adventure - The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell

    We cover the first 3 stages of The Hero's Journey by discussing: The choice of accepting or refusing the call; Hope being exhausting; Cognitive dissonance from an inflexible identity; Defining what the "Hero" is; When to choose the easy way over the hard; Breaking out of the call to refusal stage; How hope and fear dictate everything we do; The 8 core desires of human beings; Choosing mentors wisely; and more!
    Get your copy of Rajan's book "Everything is Your Fault" here: https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Your-Fault-Responsibility-Leadership/dp/178904359X/ref=sr_1_1
    Website: https://rajanshankara.com/
    Meditation Academy: https://zenmind.teachable.com/
    Short snippets from podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/ManintheMakingPodcast/videos
    Intro song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR234bD7qRc8UHeBjyUn5has2J9Pla4APzAf3ofJRrQrORAFnrjw42Kj3Vkandv=QY3cleclVwYandfeature=youtu.beandab_channel=AkiraTheDon

    • 44 min

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