Dada Nabhaniilananda

The Monk Dude

Dada is a yoga monk, a meditation instructor, an author, a keynote speaker and a musician. Born in New Zealand, he was ordained as a monk in India in 1979 and has been teaching meditation for 40 years. Dada has appeared on stage with the Dalai Lama, taught in more than 40 countries and has spoken for Apple, NVIDIA, Google, CISCO, Lam Research Intel and Facebook.

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Meditation, Creativity & Enlightened Leadership

Mindfulness and meditation are proven methods for opening the inner door to happiness and productivity. Thousands of studies from institutions like Harvard, MIT and Stanford universities confirm that meditation practice:

  • reduces anxiety
  • boosts immunity
  • improves mood
  • develops emotional intelligence
  • and much more.


This is why 35% of US companies offer mindfulness or meditation programs on campus.

Why Businesses Love Dada

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“Dada through his corporate talks brings in a unique blend of ancient wisdom traditions, an understanding of life in today’s world, a refreshingly practical approach that will work in a corporation, and a wicked sense of humor.”

Gopi Kallayil, Google

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“Dada embodies creativity and his teachings help make meditation simple for busy people with busy minds. His talks, classes and consultation help you access your innate gifts which leads to enhanced creativity and innovation. I highly recommend Dada for individuals and organizations that want to get unstuck and take their performance and lives to a higher level.”

Maryann Baumgarten, SLAC

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“We piloted a meditation and creativity training program, and the meditation training really helped in stress management and overall better well being. It has become another tool for our team to use in driving an open mindset which is key for creativity and innovation.”

Lubab Sheet-Davis, Lam Research



A life-long musician, Dada uses music to almost magical effect, engaging everyone emotionally and optimizing learning.


As a yoga monk, Dada has studied with the best in India. Over the past 40 years has has taught meditation to more than 10,000 people. 


Also a comic fantasy author, Dada utilizes humor, multi-media, interactive games, role plays and your own imagination to make his workshops fun, entertaining and memorable.

So if you want to become more calm, confident, creative, and connected

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