The conference will attract over 300 delegates and around 30 eminent speakers and facilitators, from across the globe, from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, wellness, health care, Yoga and spirituality, education, and various disciplines of management, from across the globe, to participate in the 3 day event.
Bengaluru, 24 July 2019: and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (https://www.iimb.ac.in), Heartfulness Institute (www.heartfulness.org) today announced that an International Conference on “Elevating Consciousness through Meditation for Global Harmony” will be held from 1 to 3 August, 2019 at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. On the evening of 31 July, more than 150 CXOS will attend another event as a precursor to the main event.
The 3-day event offers a unique forum for reflection, shared insights and interactive learning among working professionals, business leaders, wellness practitioners, scholars and researchers. It begins on 1 August with the opening keynote address by Kamlesh Patel (Daaji), the Heartfulness Guide, on the theme of elevating consciousness and the wide-reaching impact of meditative practices. Daaji will be introduced by Professor Ramnath Narayanswamy, one of the three conference directors and a professor at IIM-Bangalore.
Professor Narayanswamy said, “This international conference is the first of its kind in the world of management theory and practice. It will bring together academics practitioners and policy makers to begin a dialogue on the need for the elevation of consciousness to be squarely on the management agenda.
“The French writer Marcel Proust once said, The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.’ This conference will bring those new eyes to the global management agenda by introducing meditation as an effective tool in the development of consciousness. Management thought has invested a lot of time and energy in developing new thoughts and ideas. The times are perhaps propitious to move from the world of thought to the world of feeling, from the outer to the inner, and from the head to the heart.
” Another of the conference directors, Dr. Elizabeth Denley, from the Heartfulness Education Trust & Heartfulness Institute said, “As a scientist, I needed experience and proof in order to accept the efficacy of any approach to the evolution of consciousness and the mind. In the first meditation session I experienced the doors of perception and awareness opening, and after 30 years of experience that process continues to unfold with no end in sight. Consciousness surely evolves and is continuously elevated through a meditative practice, resulting in a more purposeful life filled with joy, and the manifestation of greater and greater potential.
Today’s world is a world in transition. Managers and leaders need to be anchored within in order to accept challenges wisely and bravely, and to accept their responsibility of supporting their business communities to move forward with flexibility and purpose toward a better future. Thisconference will provide all the delegates with a practical approach to managing this transition toward a new vision and new paradigms.
” The third conference director Mr. Sharat Hegde, Director of the Heartfulness Institute, India, said, “The conference brings together participants from over a dozen countries to combine ancient wisdom with modern-day science and research on the practice of meditation to solve the fundamental need in today’s world – elevating human consciousness to bring harmony to our inner world as well as the external world, leading to global hamony.
” The 3-day conference will feature more than 30 eminent speakers from various fields who will guide the delegates to explore meditation and consciousness within the framework of the field of management. Prominent facilitators and speakers include Vasco Gaspar, Human Flourishing Facilitator from Portugal, Dr. Ishwar Basavaraddi, Director, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Punit Lalbhai, Executive Director, Arvind Limited, Prashanth Vasu, Partner, McKinsey and Co. Hester O’Connor, Global Mindfulness Consultant, Dr. Bindu Kutty, Professor of Neurophysiology, NIMHANS, Dr. Rahul Mehrotra, Director and Head, Non-invasive cardiology, Max Super-speciality hospital, Delhi, Tushar Pradhan, Chief Investment Officer, HSBC Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd, Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder & CEO, KNOLSKAPE, and Swami Vedatitananda, Ramakrishna Mission to name just a few. Dr. Ishwar
Some of the topics include:
Day 1: How a shift in individual consciousness affects collective consciousness: Inner wisdom;Inspiring excellence through the heart; Yoga and meditation for world peace.
Day 2 : Emotional intelligence, Heartfulness and leadership; Meditation, wellness and health care; Meditation and neuroscience; East meets West – philosophies and approaches; Social transformation and sustainable ecosystems; Nonviolent communication.
Day 3: Expanding business consciousness through meditation; Developing sustainability and creativity through consciousness; Well-being and transformation in organizations; Inner engineering; Inclusiveness; Leadership consciousness at work Implementing programs in organizations.
While announcing the details, Mr. Srinivasan V, Principal & Director, Global Heartfulness Programs, said, “We are very happy to be organizing the CXO event and this international conference on Elevating Consciousness with the Indian Institute of Management,
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