Zen in the Workplace is about how we practice in the workplace with others. In our society, many of us spend a significant part of our lives at work. What can we do to create a workplace that consistent with the teachings? How do we deal with unfairness and conflict? How do we create a workplace culture where everyone is valued, where there is a place for empathy in the context of “getting the job done.” This experiential, full-day workshop uses concepts from Zen practice, Buddhist ethics, and management psychology to offer practical suggestions for integrating work and practice.
Charles Ryoshin Kalmanek is a senior Zen student at the Village Zendo. Ryoshin began Zen practice with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara in 2001, and has supported the Zendo’s Buddhist Program at Sing Sing prison since 2005. He has worked in the telecommunications and software industries for over 30 years, as both an engineer and senior manager.
Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemaker Order
Dealing with Difficulties in the Workplace – Part 1
• Understanding what’s really going on
Dealing with Difficulties in the Workplace – Part 2
• Confronting with Safety
• Helping Others Take Action
Creating a Harmonious Workplace