Unwavering Focus | Dandapani | TEDxReno

  • Published on Jan 19, 2016
  • We become good at what we practice and most of us are experts at practicing distraction. We live in a society that trains us to multi-task and jump from one thing to another in an uncontrolled way. The great panacea for a world plagued by distraction is learning and practicing the art of concentration. Living as a Hindu monk for 10 years Dandapani was trained in understanding the mind. There he learned and practiced the fine art of bringing concentration into everyday life. In this talk, Dandapani will share spiritual tools to learn to create unwavering focus in our lives and the boundless benefits that result from it.

    Dandapani is a Hindu priest, speaker on self-development and an entrepreneur.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

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  • Mahmud Ahsan
    Mahmud Ahsan Hour ago

    This is one of the best speech about distraction and how to control it.

  • Aafreen Khan
    Aafreen Khan 9 hours ago

    This was very good. This is one of the few videos in which i didn't scorll in comment section.
    Thank you for the video.

  • AliBaba Aur CHalis cHOR
    AliBaba Aur CHalis cHOR 12 hours ago +1

    Thank you Dandapani

    DISLIKE BUTTON 15 hours ago

    I like the he speak about can and Can't

  • 69 91
    69 91 2 days ago


  • I don't have Brain
    I don't have Brain 5 days ago


    SUNEETHA BHAVANA 6 days ago

    whats this energy he is talking about

  • Remya C
    Remya C 6 days ago +1

    Damn🔥An eye opener video

  • TBD
    TBD 6 days ago

    I wanted to ask dandapani a question, but this is not his channel.

    Mac UNPLEASANT 6 days ago

    10:30 the journey starts.

  • Navpreet Kaur
    Navpreet Kaur 7 days ago


  • Renuka Patond
    Renuka Patond 8 days ago

    Thank you

  • Leadreptile
    Leadreptile 8 days ago

    Bruh my mind right now. Sooo helpful

  • Thunder Dad
    Thunder Dad 9 days ago

    U have to be a mac book pro

  • Terry Lin
    Terry Lin 9 days ago

    Anyone know the name of the opening music ???

  • o Suggestible o
    o Suggestible o 9 days ago

    Thank you

  • ritik bakshi
    ritik bakshi 10 days ago +1

    Amazing talk

  • Nimit Jain
    Nimit Jain 10 days ago

    best video on how to concentrate.

  • Anthony LC
    Anthony LC 10 days ago +1

    I like how he didn't mention the fact that this is actually meditation. I guess meditation can be a misunderstood concept, hence the use of words such as awareness and concentration.

  • Hasan Foyejul
    Hasan Foyejul 10 days ago

    thanks but it's hard for me no matter how hard I try!

  • Roka Rose
    Roka Rose 11 days ago +1

    Let's stop drugging our chidren! 💕

  • Bhavesh Katariya
    Bhavesh Katariya 11 days ago +1

    I’m amazed tedx has merely 18M subscribers and TSeries has almost crossed 50M. Where’re people going? people tend to prefer pleasure and fantasy world to live over reality!

  • Đinh Nhật Quang
    Đinh Nhật Quang 12 days ago +1

    Why people like scrolling the comments?

  • Brandon Carter
    Brandon Carter 12 days ago +1

    Lol, no attachment...

  • ToxicVaccines ToxicFluoride, HIV HOAX

    Great teaching! 👍👍

  • Banter City
    Banter City 16 days ago

    Thank you Danda!

  • Vikal Kumar
    Vikal Kumar 17 days ago

    What if you have to do something you don't like such as having to learn and pass a particular subject you don't like or doing a job you hate?

  • Chiranjeeb Thakuria
    Chiranjeeb Thakuria 18 days ago +1

    I've been trying to meditate for the past 4 years but I fail miserably each time. I meditated for 10 mins after watching one of his videos. Today, after practicing for a week, I can meditate up to 40 mins. His methods are practical. The way he teaches you to visualize energy and awareness was something new to me. It worked. Best thing that has happened to me in years.

  • jadav jaydip
    jadav jaydip 19 days ago

    Jy Shree Krishna

  • K J
    K J 19 days ago

    For those who came for the focus part 7:06

  • Bri Bri
    Bri Bri 23 days ago +4

    This is powerful and I personally needed to hear this. Thank you for this talk.

    • Terry A
      Terry A 16 days ago +1

      check out his interview on London Real. Both of them.

  • naveen yeddula
    naveen yeddula 28 days ago

    This is a Good Video

  • Ray Beat.
    Ray Beat. 28 days ago

    I get distracted concentrating on the distractions.🙄

  • Carl Monfiston
    Carl Monfiston Month ago +1

    WOW. Incredible!

  • saeesha santosh
    saeesha santosh Month ago

    dandapani do more talks on ted! its soo insoiring and good

  • Ryan Davis
    Ryan Davis Month ago

    Dang brother! God Bless! 🙏🏼

  • Discovery Center
    Discovery Center Month ago

    Froud!! Beware!!

  • Masoud
    Masoud Month ago

    Thanks 🙏

  • sashankkv
    sashankkv Month ago

    Brilliant talk. Thanks Guru.

  • sushma swangla
    sushma swangla Month ago

    really nice

  • Deepak Singh
    Deepak Singh Month ago

    remember ancient india one of the golden pepople world.

  • Pratima Banerjee
    Pratima Banerjee Month ago

    Thanks a lot sir.This is d simpliest way to explain concentration. I will try to practice it first n then will share it to others.

  • Bablu Singh
    Bablu Singh Month ago +4

    Thankyou from india

  • addmoremilk
    addmoremilk Month ago


  • Prashant Mahajan
    Prashant Mahajan Month ago


  • Hey Hi hello
    Hey Hi hello Month ago

    Proud to be a Hindu.

  • Priti Dobhal
    Priti Dobhal Month ago +1

    Can anyone understand me
    I am so sad 😭 that he is an Indian worshiper of God but every one is saying he is an monk he is giving free knowledge and you all don't know that the knowledge he is giving is you can't earn into your intier life and everyone is saying India is bad foolish

    • Ankit Albert
      Ankit Albert Month ago

      first i would say you try to identify those saddness .

  • Chama Matimelo.
    Chama Matimelo. Month ago

    Wow it works
    So grateful

  • Harsh Chauhan
    Harsh Chauhan 2 months ago

    I want to be a google kid by concentration

  • Dr. Arpita kar
    Dr. Arpita kar 2 months ago

    I wish I knew this before.. But better late than never 😊😊

  • Becky Howard
    Becky Howard 2 months ago


    SHYAM AAGLAVE 2 months ago +1

    Sir, I want to learn to speak fluent English. Please help me. What can I do for that.

    • You Found Me :O
      You Found Me :O Month ago

      SHYAM AAGLAVE Read a book in English, if you see any words you don’t understand, search it up. Then repeat until you feel confident about your vocabulary.

  • RaceAgainst Time
    RaceAgainst Time 2 months ago

    Easy to tell, tough to follow, tougher to do, toughest to achieve. But if it were easy, we won't be on RU-clip.

  • Adan Ayup
    Adan Ayup 2 months ago

    Thanks for your advice...

  • professional user
    professional user 2 months ago

    my goodwishes for u sir for such a light!

  • vaibhav rawat
    vaibhav rawat 2 months ago

    i am so focused and concentrated and i am so thankful and greatful for that .

  • akangsha das
    akangsha das 2 months ago +1

    My my... Great speech! 👌

  • chetna kataria
    chetna kataria 2 months ago

    I couldn't concentrate on what he's saying

  • Saifff Redson
    Saifff Redson 2 months ago

    Mr. Stickwater

  • Metung Yangfo
    Metung Yangfo 2 months ago +1

    The one thing I do throughout the is to lay in bed then do two thing either sleeps or I'm busy scrolling my phone whole day

  • mike olsen
    mike olsen 2 months ago

    sell your gamer pc and buy the cheapest laptop you can find so, no games can be played.

  • Mukul Tyagi
    Mukul Tyagi 2 months ago

    awareness does not move .

  • conveyer
    conveyer 2 months ago

    Dandapani is a truly remarkable person

    • Mohammed El Massri
      Mohammed El Massri 2 months ago

      an intelligent and worthy communicator . A likeable person .

  • Shani Haddad
    Shani Haddad 2 months ago

    What do u think of bentinho?

  • Subha Malik
    Subha Malik 2 months ago +2

    Dandapani just marvelous thanks for this amazing video it's really helps you are simply amazing thanks again

  • Sonali Sharma
    Sonali Sharma 2 months ago +1

    Great video. Also Dandapani, your smile is contagious.

  • sathish kumar
    sathish kumar 2 months ago

    Thank you Sir 🙏

  • Romil Nathan
    Romil Nathan 2 months ago

    Lol his joke at 6:01...But goddamn does he explain things clearly

  • Ivan Laplante
    Ivan Laplante 2 months ago

    Damn, i was really getting into this meditation experiment, but the fact i've never went to a wedding in my whole life kind of blew up the experience

  • Nila Parua
    Nila Parua 2 months ago

    Chor puit Pala fusi.....

  • Moiz karim
    Moiz karim 3 months ago

    its awesome .it really works....

  • Mehrnoosh Khalilian
    Mehrnoosh Khalilian 3 months ago

  • TJ BOY
    TJ BOY 3 months ago

    omg did u see on his face how depress he is .....

  • Augustus Betucius
    Augustus Betucius 3 months ago

    Funny, Dandapani was the name of a person in the suttas (Buddhist scriptures) who approached the Buddha with the intent to hassle him by way of engaging him in a debate. The intent was to make the Buddha look foolish. He asked the Buddha what he taught, and the Buddha knowing this characters reputation, told him he taught the way of non contention, non disagreement or argument with anyone and everyone. Dandapani annoyed by this went on his way leaving the Buddha alone. I believe the name translates to 'with stick in hand.'

  • Carolyn Roberts
    Carolyn Roberts 3 months ago

    This is excellent!

  • soul enrichment
    soul enrichment 3 months ago +2

    "Just one word: brahmacharya!"

    • A11 Games
      A11 Games 29 days ago

      soul enrichment can’t be throwing around big words like that

  • Sadgee Bhawsar
    Sadgee Bhawsar 3 months ago


  • Český Hráč
    Český Hráč 3 months ago

    just please... remember, that this energy is an abstraction over your resources, not a physical thing...

  • rampage
    rampage 3 months ago

    I don’t really trust these people, they sort of just simplify things. Just because you have beads and goofy face paint doesn’t mean you figured something out no one else knows

  • Vijay Joseph
    Vijay Joseph 3 months ago +1

    Amazing speech about the concentration and focus!!! I started practicing it. Thank you!

  • partybhoy1967
    partybhoy1967 3 months ago +1

    "ok, we have 1...2 liars"

    SLIMY XD 3 months ago

    May you go to heaven

  • 大名
    大名 3 months ago

    Incredible speech,

  • Akshat puri
    Akshat puri 3 months ago +1


  • Veli Em
    Veli Em 3 months ago

    All due respect to the speaker but this video could've easily been a 10 minute video. Call me impatient but I'm really not fond of speakers who are repetitive on their points.

  • Sneha Sawant
    Sneha Sawant 3 months ago

    distraction brought me here :P

  • Raja Dahir
    Raja Dahir 3 months ago +81

    I wanna see Dandapani and Sadhguru together in one stage ...can it be possible ??

  • Md. Tarique Anwer
    Md. Tarique Anwer 3 months ago

    Currently I'm listening and as well as working on my laptop ...

  • King18Gaming
    King18Gaming 3 months ago


    JITHIN OK 3 months ago


  • Chandan kumar
    Chandan kumar 3 months ago

    It is true
    So thanks sir

  • Life At A Glance
    Life At A Glance 3 months ago

    Mission Impossible 16. lol

  • Saurabh Bhandari
    Saurabh Bhandari 3 months ago

    Big thank you.

  • bhavishya pandey
    bhavishya pandey 3 months ago

    So meaning of concentration is "See one thing as your friend and another as enemy and begin to conflict" .How good is it ,am i right?

  • shubhi
    shubhi 4 months ago

    What a great way to practice concentration. Practicing on the person you like the most and are interested in the most.

  • arun nehru
    arun nehru 4 months ago

    Thank you

  • mrkingdom75
    mrkingdom75 4 months ago

    this is great, thanks Dandapani a lot

  • Jay Narayanan
    Jay Narayanan 4 months ago

    superb, simple, and soulful explanation............also I wish he would add that one of the greatest factors in successful concentration is the determination and passion to do so!! That will MAKE us realize that meditation will become the top priority in our lives!

  • Ravindra Parmar
    Ravindra Parmar 4 months ago

    Best video
    Amazing lesson
    I have ever learnt
    Love u dandapani

  • G. Lee Ferguson
    G. Lee Ferguson 4 months ago

    Run away from life. Learn to concentrate.