Please find below a recording of a talk that I gave last Wednesday at the Mindfulness Networking Group that I am fortunate to be a member of . Its a 18 minute or so long and in it I reflect upon lessons from my own experience of life as a monk that I think would be of value to contemporary business.
The original title of the talk was: “Lessons Learnt in the Monastery that Businesses would love to know (and also those that they would not love to know but need to know!)” I look at the subject:
- Firstly from the perspective of the creation of the monastic orders by the Buddha in 600 or so BC as an act of deep social and cultural innovation
- Then secondly from the perspective of how the practices of mindfulness and meditation practiced in monastic communities has a very relevant developmental role to play in helping to create both healthy business communities and leaders
There is a little bit of background noise as we are in a cafe, but it is still basically audible, just click the text below to listen: