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Mindfulness in workplaces: could it be more spiritual ?

Guillaume Perocheau

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Abstract: Recently, mindfulness meditation has become very popular in workplaces. Proposed as lay practice, it has been proven to be a well-being tool having an impact on efficiency and performance. But cut from its Buddhist roots, mindfulness has lost its spiritual dimension. In this paper, we try to define contemporary concepts useful to build more spiritual narrations for collective action and mindfulness practice in the workplaces. Our research method is based on a theoretical exploration of the traditional Buddhist spiritual context for meditation practice, and on the analysis of the discourses of altruistic leaders. Our intermediary results show that a spiritual mindfulness practice is driven by an altruistic motivation, is based on a non dualistic vision of the world, and is a transformation tool for action. More spiritual narrations of collective action should take into account the primacy of altruism in human experience, the universal dimension of work in the Anthropocene, and will be inspired by other altruistic stories.

Date: 2016-07-20
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