The Art of Focus by Gauranga Das

The Art Of Focus

Uplift Your Mind and Transform Your Heart with the New Book ‘The Art Of Focus’ by Gauranga Das

Published by Penguin Random House IndiaThe Art of Focus by Gauranga Das aims to position focus as the fulcrum to help ease the transformation in a post-pandemic world. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world we live in and has made humans question certain assumptions, relook at priorities, and adjust life according to the new normal in the twenty-first century.

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About the book

The Art of Focus, the second book in this three-part series, presents forty-five simple stories filled with revelations to enthral readers with learnings from the experiences of the protagonists and the dynamics of the situations that manifested in their lives.

It inspires the resilient heart to develop a focused mind. This collective presentation will better equip the readers to take charge of their lives and adapt to the new normal effectively. It is scheduled to release in second week of May.

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Advanced praise

In this age of Internet and social media, focus is a precious commodity to possess. People who can get away from the clutter of the mind and can focus on their priorities will be the ones to succeed in life. I am sure that The Art of Focus will help all its readers to move towards that goal’.

Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra

‘In this era of digital, technology has become truly pervasive. The Art of Focus masterfully guides the reader to cultivate a focused mind and take charge of their digital lives’.

Aarthi Subramanian, Group Chief Digital Officer, Tata Sons

‘Today, we oftentimes go out to help others when, before that, we ourselves need help. The Art of Focus takes the reader on an inward journey to find the deeper meaning of life within the core of the heart, while intertwining its essence with the difference one can make in the world outside.’

Aditya Natraj, CEO, Piramal Foundation

‘The world we live in has come a long way in recent decades. While the wants have multiplied, the needs have remained the same. A core need of the soul is to feel love and share love. In The Art of Focus, Gauranga Das presents ways in which we can pursue this gradually and sustainably. To me, what stood out is the variety in stories and depth in analysis.’

Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, Aditya Birla Centre, for Community Initiative and Rural Development

About the author

Gauranga Das is a leadership and mindfulness coach based in Mumbai. A graduate from IIT Bombay, he found his calling to become a monk. A member of the Governing Body Commission at International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), he is actively involved in enhancing leadership effectiveness and governance of temples and communities globally. He is dedicated to helping people transform their hearts, establish sustainable and spiritual communities, and drive a positive change in society. A multifaceted spiritualist on a mission to create a value-based society, he is a mindful meditation expert, strategic character educationist, sustainability and climate change warrior, and social welfare catalyst.

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Gauranga Das is the director of ISKCON’s Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV), founded by Radhanath Swami. The GEV, representing India, has won over thirty-six national and international awards, including the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award in 2017 for its innovative model of ‘Eco-Tourism as a Catalyst for Rural Development’.

Gauranga Das has also strategized and led the execution of GEV’s synergistic solution for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for climate change and enabled GEV’s accreditation to multiple UN bodies such as UNEP, UN ECOSOC, UNCCD and UNCBD. He sits on the board of the Govardhan School of Public Leadership, an institution that prepares students for the civil services exam. He has led several youth empowerment initiatives across the world to successfully inculcate in them clarity in purpose, purity in character and compassion in relationships. He is also the administrative director of the Bhaktivedanta Research Center (BRC), an initiative of ISKCON to connect professionals, housewives and students to the academic study of philosophy, create libraries of Vedic literatures and manuscripts, and facilitate MA and PhD programmes in philosophy.

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