Did you know that not just people, but huge corporations are interested in learning the teachings from the late Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) who advocates bringing mindfulness and meditation into the workplace as it will help corporations to turn away from their destructive ways and to be aware of the interconnectedness of all life?
“Meditation practice can help business to suffer less,” he says. “That is good already because if your employees are happy, your business can improve.”
“If your business is causing problems for the environment, and you have meditated, you might have an idea of how to run your business in a way that does less damage to nature.
“Meditation can alleviate your suffering and provide you with more insight and a more accurate vision of yourself and the world, and if you have collective knowledge, you will naturally want to handle and conduct your company in such a way that the world suffers less.”
According to Thay, introducing mindfulness into the workplace can also help employees avoid being overwhelmed by their work, but management must lead by example to reduce the impact on the environment when the company produces problems.
“Meditation can alleviate your pain and give you a more accurate vision of yourself and the world, and if you have a collective wisdom, then naturally you will want to handle and conduct your business in a way that helps lessen the suffering of the world around you.”