Applying Buddhism at work

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Applying Buddhism at work

Postby the_emster » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:12 am

Hi everybody,
I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on where to find good practical information on how to bring buddhist principles to play in our dad-to-day lives in the workplace? In particular I am trying to rekindle my enthusiam and positivity in my job (I work for an aid and development agency). Have suffered from some long-standing frustrations that have hampered/complicated my efforts to move forward with work tasks and acheive positive outcomes, I'm feeling bit a jaded and out of patience and would like to shift to a more spiritual approach to my worktasks in an effort to reframe my thinking and energies and recharge my perseverance. Has anyone come across a good source of advice for how to apply buddhist principles on a practical level in the office, for example, when tackling the unruly to-do list, when coming up against barriers and frustrations, when going into meetings, when encountering conflicts and the need to meet employer's expectations and deadlines? I have heard some great advice for applying values to daily life, but not any advice specifically to buddhism in the office.

Thanks so much!

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Re: Applying Buddhism at work

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:30 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


In relation to your question, when all else fails, remember:

* The Four Noble Truths
* Metta cultivation

I have found these to be useful.

If you can find somewhere to meditate during your lunch break, that might help too.

Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

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Re: Applying Buddhism at work

Postby Goedert » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:02 pm

Greetings friend.

This texts could be usefull in this case:
Sigalovada Sutta: The Buddha's Advice to Sigalaka

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