Born and raised in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, Manoj Dias is an animated speaker, a humble teacher, and always a friend. Once tethered to a life of self-management instead of self-awareness, he now intimately understands what it means to be healed from the inside out. Through mindfulness and meditation, Dias has helped people around the world trade mania for pause. In 2015, Dias founded A—SPACE, Australia’s first multidisciplinary drop-in meditation studio. In 2020, A—SPACE was acquired by Open, a mindfulness studio based in California, where Dias is a cofounder. He’s married the best of ancient wisdom and contemporary science to bring the power of awareness, compassion, and wisdom to organizations such as Netflix, Google, and Slack alongside his role as an associate at the Melbourne Business School’s executive leadership program. In 2019, Dias became Australia’s first and only lululemon global ambassador, a role he uses to champion more accessible and inclusive wellness experiences for the underrepresented and marginalized. In May 2021, Dias’s first book, Still Together, was released.