International Business Retreat 2020
Mindfulness and compassion in organizations and companies
October 21-25, 2020
Retreat with Dr. Kai Romhardt and active members of the Network for Mindful Business
As dharma practitioners, we may ask ourselves how to bring our spiritual life in harmony with the reality of the business world. How might we bring consciousness to business transactions? How do we walk the path of understanding and compassion during our working days at the office? How can we practice as part of a collective in non-religious contexts? How can we sow the seeds of mindfulness in our business and civic organizations?
By cultivating true mindfulness grounded in Buddhist principles we may change our perception of the organisations to whom we dedicate our vital energies. We envision that people may encounter each other respectfully — even lovingly — and pursue meaningful goals at work.
In this seminar we will share our paths and experiences. We will explore — through actual group practice in the retreat community — methods and practices for building mindfulness in collectives. With the Mindful Business Commitment we will offer attendees a set of aspirational ethical principles designed to support us in our daily business and help us engage mindfully within organisations.
After 15 years collecting experiences and inspiring transformation within the German-speaking world, the non-profit Network for Mindful Business (Netzwerk Achtsame Wirtschaft e.V.) presents this retreat as a platform for sharing experiences and resources across national boundaries. We will network with each other and — if interest arises — explore opportunities to spin off affinity groups throughout Europe.