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Search Inside Yourself: A Scientific Journey Into Mindfulness with Marko Lepik

Boomer Anderson
June 26, 2019
75
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Mindfulness is a bit of a buzzword. In order to dispel myths and look at mindfulness with a scientific lens, Marko Lepik, corporate mindfulness and emotional agility coach joins the show. Who is Marko Lepik? Marko Lepik is a corporate mindfulness and...

Summary

Mindfulness is a bit of a buzzword. In order to dispel myths and look at mindfulness with a scientific lens, Marko Lepik, corporate mindfulness and emotional agility coach joins the show.

Who is Marko Lepik?

Marko Lepik is a corporate mindfulness and emotional agility coach with prior background in strategic communication and consulting, who is passionate about implementing neuroscience-based cognitive training tools in workplaces across the globe.

He worked in the public and NGO sectors during the first half of his 20-year career. Over the past decade, during the short periods when he was not busy studying the legacy of ancient contemplative traditions in Asia, he worked with companies as an independent consultant. He is a dynamic public speaker with experience in TV journalism, PR, and organizational change.

His immersion in traditional mind training practices over the course of 10 years, a part of it also as a Buddhist monk, has led him to join the ranks of SIY Certified Teachers with the with the SIY Leadership Institute, San Francisco – a 501c3 nonprofit set up in 2012 to meet the increasing demand for the mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program called Search Inside Yourself, born at Google.

Marko Lepik studied Management & Governance at the LSE (UK), Duke University (US), NPS (US) & University of Tartu (EE), resulting in MSc and MA degrees. He considers himself a hobby-anthropologist and an amateur-linguist, who finds his way around in 4 to 8 languages to varying degrees. Adapting obscure concepts from Eastern thought into the secular language of the West has become one of his driving interests.

Highlights

  • [3:09] The Latvia connection
  • [4:37] From public relations to a monk
  • [9:26] Search Inside Yourself
  • [14:02] Measuring progression in meditation
  • [19:30] Mindfulness tactics and compatibility with the rational mindset
  • [23:00] Open Awareness practices
  • [29:44] Dodging bullets like Neo in The Matrix
  • [36:52] Getting started in mindfulness
  • [41:03] The problem with "calming the mind"
  • [44:01] Guided Meditation (you should check this out)
  • [1:00:31] The final four questions

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