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Giovanni Dienstmann

Giovanni Dienstmann

I have been actively seeking personal growth and a deeper meaning in life since I was a teenager.

In this process, I have practiced meditation daily (for the past 16+ years, totaling over 6,500 hours at this point), read hundreds of books, tried several different practices, and spent time on retreats with masters and instructors around the world. I also almost became a monk a couple of times.

Throughout my life, I have invested a lot of energy, study and experimentation on optimizing my mental and emotional states – and overcoming all limitations, especially those imposed by fear, attachment and ignorance, has been an area of focus for me.

All this practice, learning and training has radically transformed my mind and view of the world. As a result, I now live a fearless, peaceful, and fulfilling life.

I’m not a guru or a spiritual master – but a practitioner on the way, sharing the powerful tools and insights that have helped me thus far. I’m excited to share what I’ve learned (and still learn), to empower people to grow, live well, be happy and free. This site is here to serve both your personal improvement and personal transcendence (depending on your needs and interests).

My work is to translate and “update” the tools and teachings of world-wide wisdom traditions so that they are easily digestible for the 21st-century person. In this process, I also seek to integrate lessons from modern science and psychology.

The results of my work are in the form of:

freely available articles on this blog (and over 450 meditation answers on my Quora page)
fortnightly “wisdom bytes” in my email newsletter
online courses (on Meditation, Overcoming Fear, and Yogic Breathing)
personal coaching

I’m also available for running workshops and for public speaking.

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