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Ep.11 – Pedram Shojai: The Urban Monk. Eastern Wisdom & Modern Hacks - You, Optimized. Radio

Released Tuesday, 16th February 2016
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Today I get to chat with Pedram Shojai, author of the new book, The Urban Monk: Eastern Wisdom and Modern Hacks to…. He shares with me some of the wisdom he’s picked up over the years from series of profound mystical experiences that drew him into the Eastern esoteric arts.

Pedram received his Master’s in Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College and then his OMD from the PanAmerican University. He’s studied Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga, Meditation, and medicine diligently for the past 20+ years and his passion is to travel the world and meet inspiring people who are making a difference in their communities.

Over the past few years, he’s written two books, produced two documentary films, and is working on a third, due out later this year. He is deeply involved in philanthropy and working with amazing people all over the world.

What You’ll Hear In This Episode



2:05 – What it’s like studying under the Dalai Lama
4:14 – Why Pedram got into documentary film making after studying with the Dalai Lama

6:00 – What the The Urban Monk book is all about and how it can change your life.
9:10 – Changing your philosophy in order to easily implement health in the modern world.
12:22 – The simple improvements your company can implement to massively improve health in the workplace.
14:42 – How Pedram’s life or death experience in the African wilderness, taught him was life’s REAL stress is all about.
17:50 – How getting back to our natural way of life brings us back to life and ignites our genetic potential.
20:03 – Tapping into the Schumann resonance trumps the gym when it comes to generating health.
24:00 – Understanding the difference between Eastern & Western philosophy of health.
27:36 – The role of herbs in modern health practices.
30:35 – How starting a small home garden can create connection & health for the whole family.
33:40 – Tapping into our innate vitalism and healing energy.
36:45 – What is the energy that gives us health and vitality and where does it come from? A discussion of consciousness, philosophy, and infinity.
42:55 – How to reconnect with one another to improve our collective wellbeing.
44:38 – Looking to symbiotic relationships in nature as a guide to a more effective capitalist economy.

Resource Links


New Book: The Urban Monk: Eastern Wisdom and Modern Hacks to…

Website: Well.org

The Urban Monk Show & Podcast

Twitter: @PedramShojai

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