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Meaning Quotient, hosted by Deepak, celebrates stories, talks, and conversations on topics of individual & collective transformation through finding meaning.
Music: Lotus Rain, by Osho (Episodes 1-9); Handpan by Edoardo Striani (Episode 10+)

The Meaning Quotient Deepak Bansal

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Meaning Quotient, hosted by Deepak, celebrates stories, talks, and conversations on topics of individual & collective transformation through finding meaning.
Music: Lotus Rain, by Osho (Episodes 1-9); Handpan by Edoardo Striani (Episode 10+)

    #10 Music of the Stars with Dr. Edoardo Striani

    #10 Music of the Stars with Dr. Edoardo Striani

    "You scientists have this stupendous story of the universe...You fail to hear its music. Tell the story, but tell it with a feel of the music." - Thomas Berry.

    Edoardo Striani, Ph.D. has taken a journey to tell us a story of the universe through the feel of the music. A Bruno Rossi Prize winning astrophysicist turned handpan musician; Edoardo is synthesizing the worlds of rationality and irrationality to help us experientially connect with the universe.

    In this candid conversation with Edoardo, we revisited his journey of change. From a moment in a lab in Italy when he and his team discovered the Crab Nebula in flaring stage leading to Bruno Rossi Prize, the time when he found his passion for handpan, to the struggles and pleasures of changing the career all to discover something new in himself.

    The story of Edoardo is an inspirational journey of following one's passions and finding a new meaning of life.

    • 29 min
    #09 Connecting with a Tree with Dr. Laura Pustarfi: In Conversation

    #09 Connecting with a Tree with Dr. Laura Pustarfi: In Conversation

    In Davos 2020, the world leaders pledge to plant 1 trillion trees to save forests and climate. However, when we looked around Davos around 1/3rd of the trees were dying.

    William Blake said, "The trees that move some to the tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way." It is not enough to plant the trees but also to develop a new relationship with them so that we can develop a new relationship with ourselves.

    In this candid conversation with Dr. Laura Pustarfi, we will learn why connecting with a tree is important, and how we can foster this connection. Interwoven with her own personal story, this interesting conversation opens a portal to see how trees can provide the meaning of life.

    Laura Pustarfi, Ph.D., is a writer, creative, and integral ecologist. Her work is at the intersection of philosophy, ecology, and religion. She earned her doctorate at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and her dissertation is titled Arboreality: Revisioning Trees in the Western Paradigm. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her website is laurapustarfi.com.

    • 30 min
    #08 Yoga Psychology with Dr. Chris Miller: In Conversation

    #08 Yoga Psychology with Dr. Chris Miller: In Conversation

    What if a profound moment while surfing made you aware of the interconnectedness of all of creation? What if that moment inspired you to find new meaning in life, perhaps a move from Finance to Yoga Studies?

    Listen to this inspiring story of Dr. Christopher Miller and understand the emerging field of Yoga Studies. Chris, a professor of Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, takes us from the surfing beaches of California to the ancient Indian traditions of Yoga, unfolding the role of Yoga traditions (beyond the exercise regime) in the quest of searching for alternative and more ecologically sensitive models for understanding the human psyche.

    Find out more about Chris here: http://lmu.academia.edu/ChristopherMiller

    • 40 min
    #07 Mindful Nourishment with Dr. Kasia Kopanska: In Conversation

    #07 Mindful Nourishment with Dr. Kasia Kopanska: In Conversation

    Are you eating because you are hungry or just out of a habit? What is your personal relationship with food?

    Food is a nutritional support system for any organism. Listen to this insightful conversion with Dr. Kasia Kopanska at a MQ event where we explore our relationship with food, and re-situate our need of self-nourishment.

    Kasia Kopanska holds a PhD in nutrition from the University of Cambridge and works at Zurich University of Applied Science. Kasia is a teacher of mindful eating based on Mindful Eating - Conscious Living (ME-CL) program and a biology scientist. This conversation was recorded at a MQ event in Zurich on April 25th, 2019, and also includes Q&A from audience.

    • 27 min
    #06 The Story of Diego Hangartner - In Dialogue

    #06 The Story of Diego Hangartner - In Dialogue

    What if living with a drug addict father makes you question the nature of the mind? What if you come across cases where physical and mental well being has nothing in common?

    Listen to this inspiring journey of Diego Hangartner, a pharmacologist who spend 11+ years studying Buddhism in India directly with His Holiness Dalai Lama. Growing up with an addict father, he inquired about the nature of mind and reality at a very early age. This quest took him from shamanistic ceremonies in South America, to a pharmacy near needle park in Switzerland, to Nepal and India where he worked with many lepers with rotting bodies and happy minds.

    Diego, a student and teacher of mental balance, co-founded Mind and Life institute in Europe and the Institute of Mental Balance and Universal Ethics.

    • 46 min
    #05 The Story of Maxim Nogotkov - In Dialogue

    #05 The Story of Maxim Nogotkov - In Dialogue

    What if you lose your billion dollar business which you built from scratch? What if winning or losing depends not only on financial values but also on human values?

    Listen to this candid, heart filled story of Maxim Nogotkov, who started his first business when he was 12 years old from scratch, and got featured in Forbes 40 under 40 billionaire list in 2013. By 2015, he lost his fortune in Russia’s economic turmoil. This is his story of finding happiness and meaning, after losing almost everything he spend his life building. In this story, Maxim takes us through his journey of growing up in Russia, building a billion empire based on expansion strategy, participating in improving country’s political process, and finding new happiness after losing his fortune.

    Maxim currently lives in SF and is working on his new ventures aligned with the values.

    • 44 min

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Thoughtful and honest interview show with fascinating, non-celebrity guests. If you like the Good Life Project, and the deep, heart-centered interview style of Jonathan Fields, you’ll love The Meaning Quotient. Deepak connects with his guests in a meaningful way and thoughtfully asks the questions that shows us the essence of a person. Love it, can’t wait to hear more!

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