Episode 180: Creative Rebel and Author with Monk Yun Rou

Many creatives might relate to living on the more rebellious side of life… not conforming to corporate jobs, wanting more, chasing dreams you might not have been told in school, and wanting to live more in sync with your creative aspirations.

Monk Yun Rou, published author of 14+ books, shares his perspective on creativity, writing, creative industries… from the perspective of a Daoist monk.

About Monk Yun Rou

Taoist Monk Yun Rou (formerly Arthur Rosenfeld) received his academic background at Yale, Cornell, and the University of California. In 2012 he was ordained a Taoist monk at the Chun Yang Taoist Temple in Guangzhou, China.

Yun Rou is the author of 14 published works and with several more on the way, has received literary prizes, and has even published some of his books in Mandarin, Chinese.

Yun Rou has been a contributing writer for numerous prominent websites, including The Huffington Post, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Parade, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, WebMD, and Fox Business News.

Topics Discussed:

  • Yun Rou’s story and influences
  • Being a monk and being rebellious
  • Different types of monkhood
  • How Yun Rou got published
  • The New York / Celebrity literary scene
  • The process of creating
  • Movie projects in China
  • About Yun Rou’s new book Mad Monk Manifesto 
  • The personal development ripple effect
  • Writing habits and creative biorhythm

“If you want to see a balanced world, you have to create that inside yourself.”
~ Doaist saying

RESOURCES:

Monk Yun Rou’s Website

Mad Monk Manifesto by Monk Yun Rou

Yin: A Love Story by Monk Yun Rou

 

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About the author, Devani

Hey! I’m Devani, a multi-passionate creator who enjoys honing the craft of writing (mostly;)), photography, cooking, podcasting, learning about business, and growing brands. I co-host the iCreateDaily Podcast with LeAura Alderson (my mom), and co-own the iCreateDaily brand. I hope through the content and products we produce, you will be inspired to start, sustain, and succeed in your goals.



My non-business and artistic hobbies include: enjoying a good movie, discovering obscure but epic music, obsessing over The Beatles, and developing fictional stories in my head. My Maltese dog, Caspian, provides an insane amount of creative inspiration by just being his adorable self. #HeWokeUpLikeThat. 😉

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