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Suneel Gupta: Everyday Dharma

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Bestselling author and popular speaker Suneel Gupta knows what it's like to fail and to succeed. He's done both, and he says the key to creating a balanced, joyous life that integrates ambition, work and well-being is to find your dharma—your inner calling.

He says we’ve been conditioned, from an early age, to believe that one day we’ll reach a moment of “arrival.” But no matter how much we achieve or acquire we still don’t feel as satisfied or as fulfilled as we thought we would be. Exhausted, we become burned out and cynical, questioning the purpose of it all.

An expert on happiness and work, Gupta argues that for too long we have compartmentalized work and well-being and ignored the fact that both are essential for sustained success. We’ve assumed that outer success leads to inner well-being, despite history showing us otherwise.

In his latest book, Everyday Dharma, Gupta weaves personal stories, history, science, Eastern philosophy, and Western modalities in this prescriptive book. 

Gupta, a visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School, will share his ideas for empowering people to let go of anxiety, follow their ambitions, produce their life’s work, and experience true joy.


This program was rescheduled from September 11.

This program is online-only. Please pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

Copies of Everyday Dharma are available for purchase during checkout (U.S. domestic shipping only).

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Gupta photo by Emily Rose Photography.

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Mon, Sep 25 / 3:00 PM PDT

The Commonwealth Club of California
United States

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Suneel Gupta

Founding CEO of RISE; Co Founder of the Gross National Happiness Center in the United States; Author, Everyday Dharma: 8 Essential Practices for Finding Success and Joy in Everything You Do

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In Conversation with DJ Patil

Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist; General Partner, GreatPoint Ventures; Member, The Commonwealth Club of California Board of Governors


3–4 p.m. program
(all times PDT)


Members free
$10 nonmembers
$28 members with a book
$38 nonmembers with a book