Laurence Freeman deﬁnes good work as ‘work that brings out the best in the people who do it, and brings enduring beneﬁt to those who are influenced by it’. This book is about how meditation helps to make work good work, while transforming the workplace environment through more humanly rich and enjoyable encounters. The ﬁrst part concentrates on the fundamentals of meditation – as a universal and inclusive practice found in all wisdom tradition. It then shows how the experience enriches the experience of work itself with meaning. In the second part of the book, successful leaders from the corporate world who practise meditation speak from experience about the value of a contemplative approach to work and leadership.
The emphasis throughout is on practice rather than theory. The language is inclusively secular. The approach is wisdom-based rather than a merely physical or psychological one.
The spark for this book came from a series of talks Laurence Freeman gave to the staff at DP Architects, Singapore in January 2017, where they now continue to meditate every morning before work begins.
Terry Doyle is a WCCM Oblate and leads a project to bring meditation to the marginalised in Middlesbrough. The Diocesan Catholic Voice (newspaper from Middlesbrough) published recently an article highlighting Terry’s work (read below).
Almost everything you think you know about differences between the brain hemispheres is wrong. The topic was taken over and distorted by pop psychology,and hence understandably, but nonetheless irrationally, neglected by the mainstream.So why is the brain, an organ that exists only to make connections, divided and asymmetrical? What does it tell us about the structure of the world we inhabit?
Iain McGilchrist will argue that lateralisation is now the topic in neuroscience of greatest significance for understanding the human condition. Dr Iain McGilchristis a former Fellow of All Souls College,Oxford, a Fellow of the RoyalCollege of Psychiatrists, a Fellowof the Royal Society of Arts, andformer Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at theBethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital, London. He has been a Research Fellow in neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins Hospital,Baltimore. He is best known asthe author of The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World(Yale 2009).
We are happy to announce the new WCCM App, available for Android and IOS devices. This new version brings many improvements to nurture on the path of Christian Meditation:- Layout enhancements
– The meditation timer with many bells options
– Basic meditation instructions, opening and closing prayer
– The latest WCCM news
– A diversity of resources, including Daily Wisdom, a selection of John Main talks, Contemplative Revolution podcast, links to Online Courses & Groups and other readings
– An easy way to access different WCCM Channels, like the main website, Bonnevaux, The School of Meditation, Meditatio and others.
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A workshop about healing to bring peace of minds and to release the stresses of daily life. For more information about Capacitar practices, visit www.capacitaruk.org
The WCCM National Coordinator for Singapore, Peter Ng, spoke on meditation at an annual gathering of Singtel’s senior executives from around the world led by CEO Ms Chua Sock Koong, on 4 September. Singtel is a Singaporean telecommunications company.
Peter explained the basic teaching of meditation and led a meditation period with the group. He emphasized the transformative aspect of the practice: “Meditation is important because it is something that, if you practice with discipline, it will help you to come to self-awareness, self-knowledge, it will affect your life and it will be manifested in work.