Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Dharma in Dialogue: The Buddha in a Business Suit
David Gelles, David Loy, Pamela Weiss
September 26, 2014
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
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As part of our ongoing Dharma in Dialogue series this evening will examine the risks and rewards of bringing mindfulness into the corporate world.
Is Mindfulness being co-opted by business for the wrong reasons or does it have the potential to actually change attitudes? What is risked when Mindfulness is separated from its Buddhist context?
David Gelles a New York Times business writer and author of the forthcoming book Mindful Work, will moderate a discussion between two wonderful teachers and writers— Pam Weiss and David Loy who perhaps come down lightly on different sides of this question of mindfulness in the corporate world.
We expect an engaging and lively evening!
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David Gelles is a reporter for the New York Times, covering mergers & acquisition, corporate governance, among other other topics. You can find most of his most recent work on DealBook. Before joining the Times in September 2013, he spent 5 years with the Financial Times. At the FT, he covered tech, media and M&A in San Francisco and New York. David is writing a book about mindfulness at work, bringing together his 15 years of meditation practice with his work as a business journalist. Mindful Work will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015, and will explore the growing influence of Eastern wisdom on Western business.
David Robert Loy is a professor of Buddhist and comparative philosophy, a writer, and a Zen teacher.
He is a prolific author, The World Is Made of Stories; Awareness Bound and Unbound: Buddhist Essays; Money Sex War Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution, and his articles appear regularly in the pages of Tikkun, Tricycle, Turning Wheel, Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma.
David lectures nationally and internationally on various topics, focusing primarily on the encounter between Buddhism and modernity: what each can learn from the other. He is especially concerned about social and ecological issues. A popular recent lecture is “Healing Ecology: A Buddhist Perspective on the Eco-crisis”, which argues that there is an important parallel between what Buddhism says about our personal predicament and our collective predicament today in relation to the rest of the biosphere. His website is www.davidloy.org.
Pamela Weiss is a Buddhist meditation teacher, executive coach and the Founder and Chief Wisdom Officer of Appropriate Response, LLC. She has practiced Buddhism for over 25 years, including several years of Zen monastic training and four-years of teacher training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. She teaches through Spirit Rock and San Francisco Insight, and leads workshops and retreats internationally. For the past decade, Pamela has worked with hundreds of leaders inside organizations including Genentech, Salesforce, Pixar and the UC Berkeley Center for Executive Development. Pamela is passionate about bringing wisdom and compassion to the workplace to support individual and organizational transformation.