“Surrendering to just what is in front of us sometimes can feel like resistance. But it’s actually the easiest thing to do to cultivate flow and alignment.”
– Manoj Dias
Meet Manoj Dias
Through mindfulness & meditation, Manoj has helped thousands of people around the globe trade mania for pause, so that they can live fearlessly in honor of a happier, more meaningful life.
In 2015, he co-founded A—SPACE, Australia’s first multidisciplinary drop-in meditation studio with a special focus on creating access for BIPOC and youth. Through his philanthropic work with lululemon he has supported trauma-informed therapeutic programs for refugees in Melbourne, social justice movements in Oakland, and mindfulness scholarships in New York City. Last year his debut book, “Still Together” was released to critical acclaim.
Manoj is currently a co-founder of Open, a modern mindfulness studio merging technology, culture, cinematography, and proven practices to create community and presence.
Whether he’s teaching through words or the silence in between them, Manoj’s great love for Buddhist wisdom and contemporary science is present in every encounter.
In This Episode
In this episode of the Get Loved Up podcast, Koya talks to Co-Founder & Vice President of Mindfulness at Open, Manoj Dias. Manoj opens up about his own journey towards becoming a student of Buddhist wisdom, and how that learning paved the way towards becoming more mindful about life in general. As a teacher of meditation, Manoj urges us to surrender ourselves to cultivate flow and alignment and achieve stillness of the mind, body and spirit.
” I felt like if I tell someone no, they’re not gonna love me. I’m gonna lose their friendship. That’s something I had to heal from and realize that no is sacred. Actually you should be able to tell everyone in your life no at some point and not feel like you’re gonna lose their love.” – Manoj Dias
Get Loved Up with Manoj Dias
I hope you find an incredible amount of hope, inspiration and value, as I did, in what Manoj Dias shares with us in this episode. If so, please tag @manojdias_, and I, @koyawebb, on Instagram with a screenshot of the episode and your favorite takeaways. Hearing about what you’ve learned from us, and what your favorite moments were, inspires us to continue making a positive impact in this world.
Until next time, love yourself, love others, and love the world. One day at a time, one breath at a time.
- 03:05 What’s keeping Manoj busy these days
- 04:58 Ways to stay grounded while traveling
- 07:01 How Manoj learned the art of meditation
- 20:08 Developing a self-compassion practice
- 26:07 Dealing with comparisons
- 38:52 ‘No’ is sacred
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Listen to Manoj’s book Still Together
- Check Out Manoj’s Website
- Order Koya’s book Let Your Fears Make You Fierce
- Learn more about Koya’s Yoga Teacher Training Programs
- Join the Get Loved Up Membership