This June, international best selling author, Joshua Pollock, made a stop in Dayton on his world book tour. Gem City Podcast host Libby Ballengee had the privilege to speak with Joshua one-on-one during his brief visit. 

Joshua Pollock is not only a writer, he is a Heartfulness trainer and practitioner who visited the Dayton area in his early days of learning the Heartfulness meditation practice. Joshua’s book, The Heartfulness Way – Simple Tools for Spiritual Transformation, was co-authored with Kamlesh Patel,affectionately known as Dajji. 

The Heartfulness Way asks people to imagine a world in which everyone took just a little time each day for calm, quiet, and stillness to focus on our own hearts. This message is needed more than ever, when many people are finding the stresses of modern life taking a toll on their health, careers and relationships. How can people find balance in such an overwhelming, fast paced world?

One of the most important ways to maintain a sense of inner peace is through meditation. For most people, this advice is not new. They’ve heard it time and again, but with so much to do, who has time to do “nothing”? Taking time to meditate is not “doing nothing.” It’s giving your restless mind time to calm down, to slow your heart rate, and connect with your inner-self.  Heartfulness is a simple and subtle practice of meditation that connects each of us with the light and love in our hearts.

Heartfulness is a century-old method of meditation with the power to facilitate an immediate, tangible spiritual experience, irrespective of a person’s faith. This non-denominational practice is taught all over the world. While many books describe refined states of being, The Heartfulness Way goes further, providing a pragmatic course to experience those states for oneself, which, per the book’s guiding principle, is “greater than knowledge.” 

Locally, there is a Heartfulness Meditation Center located in Beavercreek, both at the Fairfield Commons Mall and 3153 Lantz Rd. More information below. 

To learn more about Joshua’s book, The Heartfulness Way, that he co-authored with Kamlesh Patel:

Now available on Amazon:

To Learn more about Heartfulness:

To download the Heartfulness app:

Heartfulness Udemy Course:

Meditation & the Evolution of Consciousness

To learn more about Dayton Heartfulness:


Address: 3153 Lantz Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45432

Phone(937) 427-0886

Heartfulness Introductory Session: Every Sunday 12:15 PM & Thursday 7:15 PM

Heartfulness Lounge in the Mall at Fairfield Commons:

MondayFriday 5pm to 8:30pm & Saturday Sunday 12pm to 6pm

Drop in Heartfulness Sessions Available.

NOTE: All services are free of charge. Donations are accepted. This is a volunteer based organization.

GoodnightGoodnight – “Me”