My new life purpose is to travel back in time and suggest to the Buddha that he should take up knitting.

Before you dismiss this as ‘that Monk Dude being silly again’, let me explain.

I’m compelled to present this story kind of backwards because during the process of publishing…


Sorry Dr Henni, but this article, at least wherever it mentions meditation, is hmmm… how can I put this politely?… completely wrong.

I’ve been regularly walking in the forest, watching squirrels outside my window, and gazing at clouds all my life. I love all of these activities. As a yogi…


AI vs HI

Part 1: Human Intelligence vs Artificial Intelligence

Inspired by a workshop I presented on The Future of Intelligence: Technology in the Age of Intuition.
My guest, Dr Patrick Bangert, is the Vice President of AI for Samsung. …


Note: this is not an octopus. It’s also not much of an ant as it only has 4 legs…poor ant.

For anyone else who loved the Netflix show, My Octopus Teacher, I know, ants aren’t as smart as octopuses, but there are a lot more of them…

A Cosmic Perspective

My spiritual master in India, Shrii Shrii Anandamurti, once said that an ant is as important as the brilliant sun…


A few years ago I read about some Australian scientists who think that crocodiles are birds. I’m just waiting for them to announce that horses are insects, fish enjoy studying particle physics and octopuses can easily be taught to play the piano.

So, regarding their idea about crocodiles being birds…


A Tragic Case of Missing Hair-Tie Distress

Intelligence is really weird. Sometimes I feel super smart and practical, like when I remember to service my car, or figure out how to change the battery in my guitar tuner. Then I feel like Elon Musk.

But then, when I’m in ‘Not-Elon’ mode, my intelligence quotient takes a dip…


Mr God was tinkering in his den, designing new universes and experimenting with alternative laws of physics, when he let out a cry of surprise. He ran to his wife, as he usually did when he had something exciting to report.

“Honey, you won’t believe what I just discovered.”

“Perhaps…


Proof that I’m not making this up. These wonderful biscuits really exist!

Lisa, the Norwegian girl who glows in the dark, was laughing. I suspected that she was laughing at me. Her laughter was a delight to witness, a sizzling, un-self-conscious snuffling giggle that only made her glow more brightly.

“What are you doing??” she gasped, her tone implying that I was…


Photo by Rémi Müller on Unsplash

The time has come for me to relate yet another tale of anguish from my tragic youth. Suppressed by my own psyche to protect me from trauma, this ghastly memory has finally re-surfaced. Steel yourself for this dread narrative: The Lawnmower from Hell.

At first glance it appeared to be…


Hands, Head and Heart

If you’ve ever pondered this question, wondering why octopuses, or perhaps dolphins, do not dominate our planet, you’ll be happy to know, you’re not alone. I first started thinking about this when I was ten and I’ve been dying to talk to you about it ever…

Dada Nabhaniilananda

The Monk Dude. Yoga monk for 42 years, meditation instructor, author, keynote speaker and musician. From New Zealand. Teaches at Apple, Google, Facebook etc.

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