Journals

Mindfulness at Work

My most important insights about applying mindfulness to work are grounded in an experience I had as head of the kitchen during a sesshin at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in 1971.

Since it was a week long  sesshin — all day sitting, every day – you might imagine there was a serene atmosphere about the place.

Well, there was serenity, except in the kitchen. The kitchen is a crucible of action in the monastery — it gets ‘hot’ both physically and psychologically. Read more.

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