Social Mission Revolution

Giving Heals – A Conversation with Dr Arun Dhir

In this episode, host Andrea Putting interviews Dr. Arun Dhir, a gastroenterologist, bariatric surgeon, yoga teacher, and meditation instructor. They discuss Arun’s “social mission” and his work with the Circle of Life Foundation, a charity organization he founded to provide education to underprivileged children.

Key Topics:

  • Arun’s definition of “health” as healing the mind, body and spirit – not just wellness
  • How his charity work has positively impacted his own mental state and outlook on life
  • Integrating his charity initiatives with his medical practice in a thoughtful way
  • The importance of finding your unique “social mission” and taking inspired action to help others
  • Tips for disconnecting from technology, cultivating gratitude, and maintaining a positive mindset

Guest Bio: Dr. Arun Dhir is a senior lecturer, specialist gastroenterologist and bariatric surgeon who works in both the public and private sectors. In addition to his medical work, he is a yoga teacher, meditation instructor, speaker and author. He founded the Circle of Life Foundation to provide educational support to underprivileged children in Australia, India and Bali.

Key Quotes: “Health is really our true wealth. This is recognized by many, many generations of philosophers, wise men, and society at large.”

“The quickest way to get happy is to make others happy. And that is what led to the birth of the Circle of Life Foundation.”

“Even if it is a small number, no problems get started. There are big numbers that I have supported. But you know what it is in the starting, that was the most important thing for me.”

“If you want to change a man’s life, educate him. Education is the most powerful tool.”

How to Connect:

  • Website:,
  • Social Media: @DrArunDhir on YouTube, Instagram, etc.