Vishen Lakhiani

Vishen Lakhiani

Founder of Mindvalley, 3x International Bestselling Author, Media Personality, Activist


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 seven months. At 26 he was running the company’s New York office. 18 months later he quit to focus on raising awareness of meditation and other personal growth tools 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 approaching $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.” 

Today, Vishen is listed in the Watkins list as one of the top 100 Most Influential Spiritual teachers of 2022. His podcast, The Mindvalley Show, is ranked among the top 5% of all podcasts worldwide. 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 Kindle, overtaking JK Rowling and Stephen King. His second book “The Buddha and the Badass” hit #1 on the Wall Street Journal and various business bestseller lists. Vishen’s widely practiced 6 Phase Meditation—which is hailed by famous athletes and celebrities—instantly became a bestseller and top meditation book of 2022.

Vishen believes in work-life integration, which is reflective of the company culture he created at Mindvalley. In fact, the company was recognized as one of the top 10 coolest offices in the world by Inc. Magazine.

Today, Vishen is dedicated to innovating the Mindvalley platform with cutting-edge AI technology and machine learning solutions so it becomes the most advanced learning platform in the world. 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.



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