Contemplative Practices In Corporate America

Here is another installment of Weekly Words of Wisdom chosen by Lama Surya Das.

I am especially interested in this one because I worked for many years as a software engineer and did try to do this myself.

I gave one presentation on the enneagram at Sybase in 1988.

It turned out that I could only do this by example.


IN 1972, I was a 30-year-old American traveling in India, with the smell of incense in my hair and mantras repeating in my ears. Back then, if you had told me that I would someday be training employees of corporate America to apply contemplative practices to help them become more successful, I would have said you’d been standing too long in India’s hot noonday sun.

Yet not long ago, I was standing in front of employees at Google in Mountain View, Calif. They were dutifully following my instructions to feel the sensations of their breath as it passed in and out of their nostrils…

— Mirabai Bush

From The New York Times

published January 5, 2013



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