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Why Life Sucks: The Road to Inner Peace

Joint Param for a free workshop on Feb 24th from 2-7PM

You can also RSVP on facebook, and share the event to help make the workshop a success. Here is the link to the facebook event:!/events/[masked]/?context=create



Please visit our sponsor's website at to find out about their Holistic Health and Healing Expo on October 19st & 20th. Param is one of our guest speakers, and other presenters throughout the day. Sign up for the mailing list to be notified of earl bird presale ticket sales. The workshop on February 24th is Free, please bring a snack, and please bring friends!


 We have all known moments when we experience the full potential for enjoyment and richness in our lives. Yet, in our everyday lives, we seem to be making very little of this profound potential. As the years roll by, the reality of our day to day life becomes far removed from the possibilities for joyous fulfillment that we once glimpsed.
For example, have you noticed how exhausted and drained out many of us are at the end of the day?  Isn't it strange that no matter how much money we make, we are in a condition of perennial scarcity? Isn't it ironic that with increasing levels of material affluence, we are left with progressively less leisure or peace of mind to enjoy our life?
This is a seminar that speaks to the heart of these contradictions and enables you to transform your inner reality with the help of techniques and perspectives rarely known to modern industrial civilizations. You will experience a unique four-hour long global voyage which will distill for you and, for your friends and family, breakthrough insights buried in distant places.
We will explore the secrets of happiness practiced for centuries by cultures and civilizations around the world. The techniques will help you live each moment with wakefulness and a sense of vitality, experiencing a profound appreciation of life rather than the chronic, restless discontent that usually envelops us.

 Program Objectives:
 ◦The objectives of the seminar are to empower you in this era of economic despair, work and family stress, and the spiraling scarcity of time and money to overcome the misery of everyday life and to unlock deeply buried sources of joyous transformation that the pressures of modern life have eroded.  More specifically, you will:
 ◦Unlock a deep capacity for living your life fully by learning ancient techniques for slowing down time, enhancing your awareness, and experiencing your
 ◦loved ones more fully.
 ◦Reawaken your capacity to enjoy life profoundly, experiencing the miracle and mystery of each moment and the music of everyday life.
 ◦Deepen and enrich your relationships with your family and friends, transforming the quality of your personal and professional relationships.
 ◦Create the capacity to generate inner fulfillment and serenity so that you are powerfully centered even in the midst of personal storms and the inevitable tornadoes of your work life.
 ◦Unleash hidden sources of energy buried deep inside your “being” and overcome the constant fatigue  that the rat race of modern life brings with it
 ◦Transcend the activity trap of living your life as a series of to-do lists, goals, deadlines and action steps and explore your own unique foundation for long-term fulfillment beyond the notions of success you received from society.

About the Author and Program Leader
 Dr. Param Srikantia, a Professor in the Division of Business Administration at Baldwin Wallace College, is a former television host in India who knows the art of entertaining and energizing a live audience! Param published his book “The Architecture of Human Greatness” based on a five year research study, talking to thousands of people from around the world about extraordinary moments in their life.
Param has authored over 35 scholarly papers in Management, Organizational Behavior, and Globalization that he has published or presented at conferences in the United States, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration, Human Resources and Organizational Psychology.
Param has worked for the World Bank Group, Arthur Andersen, the Unilever Group, the American Cyanamid Company, Lederle Laboratories and the Tata Group of Companies. He has taught as Lead Faculty at the Weatherhead School of Management, at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and as Visiting Faculty at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Washington D.C.  He has also taught at the business program at the University of Iowa in the U.S., at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute in India and FAE Business School in Brazil.
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  • A former member
    A former member

    Entertaining.... but honestly, not a lot of substance, at least for me. I recognize that we're in different places along our paths, but I would have liked more tips / techniques / guidance in getting out of the "sucky" life and into one of abundance and energy. Meditation was brought up, but only in the last 30 minutes of a 5 hour talk. I also recognize that our childhoods / upbringing has a lot to do with where we're at as adults, but the presenter's sidetracking into the education system, standardized testing, etc., didn't seem on-point or helpful.

    1 · February 24, 2013

    • Hank S.

      He actually has additional talks that he does that he calls "deep dives" that go into the subject matter more deeply. He does this first talk once a month, and the deep dives a little more infrequently. I try to post them as often as I can, but also want to be mindful of not posting the same meetup over and over. I will pass your feedback to Param, he is always trying to improve, and feel free to send him more direct comments/feedback to [masked]

      February 25, 2013

    • Penny

      I haven't had the opportunity to attend this seminar. But I would like to offer you some help to get out of the "sucky" life with a quote from Dr. Wayne Dyer, "If you change the way you look at things, then the things you look at will change."
      My interpretation of this is that we can look at all the "sucky" things in our lives, or we can look at those things that don't "suck."
      Law of attraction says that what we focus on expands. So if you focus on all the things that "suck" in your life, you will probably find more things in your life that "suck." What happens if you are grateful for some of the things in your life that don't "suck," and focus on those to bring abundance into your life. "Change the way you look at things," and see if things in your life change.
      Byron Katie talks about "loving what is." That there is no good or bad, just what is. I find this an interesting concept, and one that is very challenging to apply in my life.

      1 · May 3, 2013

  • Sandy F.

    I'm so sorrt for this last minute 'drop out.' I've just found out that a family member from out of the country will be paying a visit and I must attend. Hope to make this next time around, tho!

    February 24, 2013

  • Val

    Looking forward to it !

    February 23, 2013

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