Mindvalley: The Vishen Lakhiani Story – Redefining Meditation, Consciousness Engineering and Bending Reality


Invoking the true potential of the human mind to achieve unlimited success…

Vishen Lakhiani is a motivational author and social entrepreneur in the field education and technology. Specializing as a computer engineer with an unwavering passion for meditation, he is the co-founder and CEO of Mindvalley, an edu-tech company whose primary objective and mission is to deliver an ideal learning experience to the world via cyberspace and social networking. It also forges an intimate alliance between marketing and technology to help spread and share innovative new ideas on consciousness and the mind, in collaboration with gurus and professionals at the forefront of the internet generation. Mindvalley creates digital platforms that power online academies with core emphasis on paradigm mind-shift, advanced lateral thinking and cutting-edge scientific methodologies. Employing exceptional mental techniques, and extraordinary mind-blowing insights, Lakhiani seeks to infuse and impart his revolutionary brand of ‘mind-over-matter’ approach towards engaging the dreams and fantasies of millions worldwide with unlimited personal growth, wellness and health, spiritual development/enlightenment, contemporary learning and creative consciousness.


Mindvalley currently employs some 200 staff in its principal HQ, as well as over 500,000 online students enrolled globally. Vishen Lakhiani is one of the world’s leading experts on company culture and has won numerous awards for workspace design. Mindvalley Academy in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur is the culmination of his years of passion and perseverance in the pursuit of aesthetic architecture and creative excellence in instilling and inculcating motivation via meditation at the workplace. In addition, he is also the founder of the transformational festival A-Fest, the popular meditation mobile app, Omvana, and the author of “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: Ten Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms“, which made the bestseller list on Amazon as well as The New York Times. It includes exclusive interviews with Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Peter Diamandis, Ken Wilbur, Dean Kamen, Michael Beckwith, Dave Asprey, Arianna Huffington, etc. Vishen Lakhiani is undoubtedly one of the most influential people on the planet in the field of personal growth and human development. It is undoubtedly one of Lakhiani’s best intellectual masterpieces to date and arguably the most authoritative guide and most influential literal pieces ever on the art of meditation, the science of conscious engineering and the philosophy of bending reality. His greatest hope and ambition is to create a utopian society of universal design and holistic system towards creating ultimate success in life, and attaining a lifetime of happiness.


It is a noble quest of moving entire populations towards a more holistic and integrated education system that virtually caters to the whole being and is 100% online. Introducing Mindvalley, a ground-breaking company founded in 2003, whose corporate vision and mission is to bring enlightenment and personal growth to the world in a scalable and sustainable way, employing the best of both worlds in marketing and technology. This has always been Vishen Lakhiani’s ultimate goal in bringing his own fiery passion of personal growth to the masses in the hope of creating a better world for tomorrow. This radical approach to online publishing strives to merge or integrate cool multimedia with mobile apps within an inclusive networking platform, complemented by trending social media as well as value-added web resources. Over the years, it has become an active incubator or a testing-ground of sorts for emerging and experimental ways for business and entrepreneurship. Modernistic meditation techniques, creative visualization concepts and expression of daily gratitude are all in a day’s work at MindValley. It has also garnered two consecutive World’s Most Democratic Workplace Awards.


MindValley has witnessed phenomenal corporate growth of an astounding 500% during its past two years operating as an internet start-up. The company itself has consistently registered optimal growth rates of no less than 30% per annum since its incorporation. Since then, Vishen Lakhiani has become a highly sought after speaker and consultant in scouting top talent, spurring employee productivity and promoting ideal workspaces. He has also shared stage presence with great motivators such as Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield and Robert Kiyosaki, as well as many other esteemed speakers and premier authors. As a wildly successful internet entrepreneur, there is “method to his madness”, among his peers in the world of digital marketing and online entrepreneurship. Other luminaries who have also inspired his insane success includes his mentor Sir Richard Branson, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and of course, U.S. President Barack Obama himself.


 In reality, the rigid rules imposed upon society stifle our true growth, henceforth, setting unprecedented goals is the “name of the game”. Setting goals is one thing, but achieving them is quite another story. Among Mindvalley’s many objectives is essentially sharing its unorthodox worldview or global vision with aspiring entrepreneurs on how they could achieve their own unconventional goals. The real challenge herein lies with creating a balance between being happy for the moment and having a vision for the immediate future. Happiness is in essence the fundamental key to success, and we must all learn to be happy (i.e. master the art of happiness) before we can attain our goals, and success will come naturally.

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Success is having dreams and a belief of what is possible in making our life’s decisions. Rationalizing our thoughts and having a vivid imagination only go so far in making our dreams a reality. An unparalleled passion for what we desire and a steadfast belief in our ability to achieve them drives us to act outside the standard & logical norm. A society which espouses “think outside the box” culture is what gives rise to a talent pool and cauldron of creativity among youths, in particular the younger generation of the Gen-Y community. With living tech titans the likes of Elon Musk (Tesla Motors), Larry Page (Google) and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) serving as inspirational figures to aspiring youngsters in harnessing their hidden potential and nurturing their prospect for greatness, the future is rest assured. Henceforth, the time is ripe to free your mind from the shackles of tradition that stifle creativity, and start to think globally without limits!


Mindvalley aims to break convention by targeting other markets outside America with its apps. The original idea was for genuine entrepreneurs to push and propel humanity forward, in the belief that the best entrepreneurs are not blindly lured by material wealth and worldly fame. Successful people do it primarily because they have a genuine thirst for knowledge, and an unbridled urge or longing desire to contribute something epic for mankind. Vishen Lakhiani once had the pleasure of being invited by Virgin Group founder, Sir Richard Branson to Necker Island for a week-long corporate retreat. It was a summer’s vacation that literally changed his perspective of life, and altered the course or fate of Mindvalley for eternity.

To sum up Richard Branson’s golden nuggets to Vishen Lakhiani: “Always hire people smarter than you. Hire people smarter than you. Get out of the way and trust them. Make them see their work as a mission.”  Since that fateful meeting, Mindvalley has expanded vertically to comprise eight other companies (i.e. Mindvalley Publishing, Mindvalley Insights, Mindvalley Academy, Hall of Awesomeness, Finer Minds, A-Fest, Omvana, etc.) with a total net worth surpassing a staggering USD1 billion – a feat that literally defies all odds! – HFM

deDLeadership is recognizing that we are all ONE. That every person you lead is as brilliant as you, as talented as you, and has the same capacity for growth and accomplishment. They simply need to be reminded of this fact.” – Vishen Lakhiani

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