Men's Wisdom Circle

Saturday, July 21, 2012

2:00-4:00 PM
Guest presenter:
Gopi Kallayil  
Business Marketing Leader (Google), Triathlete,
Yoga and Meditation Practitioner 
Gopi Kallayil  
How do we integrate the Internet with our Inner-Net?

The Internet has become humanity's invisible central nervous system that connects us and can sometimes overwhelm us. Yet, the most important technology is within us - our brain, body, and consciousness. A fast-paced career in the hi-tech industry in combination with a deep yoga and meditation practice have allowed me to integrate my inner and outer technologies. Wisdom from my yoga mat and meditation cushion guide my professional career and, in turn, my professional life provides the perfect classroom to deepen my wisdom practice.    

Gopi Kallayil works at Google on the marketing of Google Plus and is based out of the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. Earlier he worked on marketing the company's flagship advertising product, AdWords, in the Americas and Asia Pacific. Gopi also led the marketing team for AdSense, Google's publisher-facing product.

Before joining Google, Gopi was Vice-President of Strategic Alliances at Nextance, an enterprise Contract Management Software startup. He was also Vice-President of Business Development and a founding management team member at Allegrix, an Application Software Provider start-up acquired by Progress Software. While a consultant with McKinsey & Co., he worked on engagements helping the management teams of large corporations improve business performance and maximize revenues. Additionally, Gopi has led large Information Technology projects for global corporations in India, China, and the US.


Gopi earned his Bachelors degree in electronics engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India. He received his Masters in Business Administration degrees from the Indian Institute of Management and The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an avid yoga practitioner, triathlete, public speaker, global traveler and Burning Man devotee.

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free of charge. 
Men's Wisdom CircleThe MWC Aim
The aim of the monthly Men's Wisdom Circle is to encourage men of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds to come together as brothers to explore, deepen, share and enjoy the spiritual beings that we are. Through these conversations we will break down barriers that exist within and between us so that we can play our part in creating a peaceful, authentic and loving world. 


The MWC Vision
Eventually, we expect self-awareness programs for men to become just as common and popular as women's programs. Men's need for spiritual sustenance is becoming more and more apparent and such programs provide a wonderful opportunity for men to come together to share and support each other and develop their spirituality in personal relationships, profession and faith.


We look forward to the time when all men will once more recognize and value their innate goodness and will play their part in healing the world. We welcome comments and dialogue with other men, who are interested in this important area.


Please visit our blog for an illustration of past circles. If you're interested in participating as a guest presenter or need more information about the MWC, please contact Mario Reyes at (415) 922-4412.  
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