Applying Buddhism at work

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the_emster
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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 retrofuturist » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:30 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

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.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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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

[url=http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/jones/wheel285.html] Buddhism and Social Action
An Exploration[/url]


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