On the outside, Narendra Kini
(Naren) is a successful Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur, executive, and technologist. On the inside, he is an artist, poet, and heartful seeker of spirituality, peace, inner beauty, and truth.
Naren has co-founded or managed thriving companies and startups in areas such as technology consulting and artificial intelligence (AI). His current organization Global Touchpoints
, of which he is co-founder and CEO, delivers applications, data and cloud solutions to a range of public and private sector clients.
Born an identical twin
, Narendra is a practitioner of Raja Yoga meditation and an imbiber of the writings of Swami Vivekananda for over 25 years. He gives talks, provides corporate training in meditation, and writes articles
– on subjects including inner joy, heartful ripples
, inner beauty
, generosity and community
, true purpose, uncovering inspiration and creativity
, work-life balance, empathy and compassion at workplace. Outside of his work, Naren takes an hour each day for artistic expression by sketching subjects
that are mostly inspired through inner silence and reflection.
Naren is a trainer and volunteer at the Heartfulness Institute
that offers free training on wellness and meditation to individuals and organizations. Naren lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Sandhya (also a Heartfulness practitioner and trainer).
Join us in conversation with this heartful technologist and entrepreneur!
Five Questions with Narendra Kini
What Makes You Come Alive?
The opportunity to fulfill a purpose;to share the inner experiences and awakenings one is blessed with; and to be of service using all the gifts bestowed upon you via relationships, skills, blessings and knowledge thru love and gratitude.
Pivotal turning point in your life?
There are several small gatherings along the journey that keeps you on the path of realization. However, the most important realization of establishing the source of guidance within you - interiorization of the Master for constant guidance was pivotal.
An Act of Kindness You'll Never Forget?
Spontaneous, unexpected and unasked - from the heart with no expectation of acknowledgement or return
One Thing On Your Bucket List?
I do not have a bucket list. I am grateful for every moment and consider each moment to be a gift that I do not want to use creating a bucket list
One-line Message for the World?
On this specific day of International Peace day, what comes to my mind is," Individual inner peace, leads to world peace and Inner peace can be achieved thru Meditation and BECOMING love."