The reactions I get when I tell people that I did an interdisciplinary Master’s degree in Buddhism and business studies are very telling. Once people have stopped laughing or spluttering incoherently, they usually say that they’d assumed that Buddhism and business were mutually exclusive. But in fact the concept of “right livelihood” is part of the Buddha’s core teaching, the Eightfold Path.
In Buddhist practice we’re encouraged to make every aspect of our lives an opportunity to practice mindfulness, compassion, balance, and insight. Since we all have to earn a living, our work needs to become part of our practice.
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Liz Day, WalesOnline.com.uk:
You Buddha believe it!
This group of Welsh workers are meditating away the stresses of office life with Buddhism – and they hope their practices will make their company reach a state of Nirvana.
The Newport web and development agency Mettaengine was established in June last year by three kindred spirits, who met at a Buddhist centre.
Creative director Graham Shimell said: “We usually try to meditate together every morning – it’s a good way to start the day.”
The staff meditate three times a day in a specially-adapted shrine room, which contains a statue of Buddha, along…