Vishen is the Founder of Mindvalley. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and stumbled onto meditation when he was 26 as a way to cope with the stress of working for a startup in Silicon Valley. The results he got from bringing personal growth into his workplace were so stunning he went from a junior hire to Vice-President of the company in 7 months. At 27 he was running the company’s New York office. 18 months later he quit becoming a meditation teacher because of a quote he read by Mandela “If you want to change the world, change education.”
The result was Mindvalley. The platform is now home to hundreds of world-class teachers and a thriving global community. Surprisingly Vishen took Mindvalley from $0 to exceeding $100M in revenue with no bank loans, VC funding, or any other type of support. Just in his words “trusting my intuition, dreaming big dreams and meditating every single day.”
Vishen is listed in the Watkins list as one of the top 100 Most Influential Spiritual teachers of 2022 at #53. His first book “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind” is now translated into 25 languages. In 2017, it hit the coveted #1 spot on Amazon five times, and twice he became the No. 2 author in the world on Amazon. His second book “The Buddha and the Badass” hit #1 on the Wall Street Journal Business Best-sellers list.
Vishen believes in work-life integration, which is reflective of the company culture he created at Mindvalley. In fact, the company was recognised as one of the top 10 coolest offices in the world by Inc. Magazine and has been recognised for its culture.
As a father of two, Vishen hopes for his children to grow up in a borderless and awakened world with extraordinary education options. His goal is for Mindvalley to reach 100 national schooling systems and every company in the Fortune 500 over the next decade.
The key to being extraordinary is knowing what rules to follow and what rules to break.
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I work a team of 300+ dedicated men and women from 54 countries that are obsessed with building new solutions for human consciousness. We operate as one tight unit with a big mission. And we’re always hiring.
Nelson Mandela said that if you want to change the world, change education. Most of my efforts are focused on creating new education models for mankind and introducing these to consumers, schools, and businesses. We have millions of students who are experiencing personal transformation and raising their human consciousness, after engrossing in Mindvalley’s vast education library. We know that one day this number will exceed 1 billion. and are aiming for 1 billion. Here are a few of my projects:
What would happen if we made education lifelong? And what if the whole world was our campus? Mindvalley University is an audacious experiment in education for the future - where every year, we descend on a vibrant city for 30 days of profound personal transformation, co-creation, and deep human connections. Now in its third year, we’re continuing to build incredible relationships and ultimately creating a more connected universe.
The completion rate for an average online course is below 10%. Our solution to this problem is Mindvalley Quests. Quests have radically transformed the traditional webinar, creating online courses that focus on community and micro-learning. When you take a Mindvalley Quest, you begin on the same day as everyone else and you support each other as you make daily progress towards the finish line. The result is our students are 800% more likely to complete their curriculums and experience transformational results, compared to normal online courses.
The 6 Phase Meditation is a technique I developed that merges eastern spiritual practices and modern science into a new, optimized type of meditation. The 6 Phase is designed to enhance your normal human systems of compassion, happiness, peace, vision and purpose. LA Weekly wrote about how rockstar Miguel meditates with the 6 Phase before his concerts. And actor Gerard Butler has said “This meditation is so incredible. If everybody did this our world would be a very different place. Our future would not seem so bleak.” You can get the training system for the 6 Phase for free from Mindvalley.
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind challenges you to reject the inherited Bullshit Rules (Brules) that hold you back from succeeding, earning, loving, healing, and growing to your fullest potential. In their place? A new model for living that empowers you to bend reality itself, and create extraordinary outcomes in every area of life that matters to you.
In 2017, “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind” became the #1 book globally on Amazon across ALL categories for 5 days, and has now been translated into 25+ languages.
My other books include “The Buddha and the Badass” (2020) and “The 6 Phase Meditation Method” (2022).