Dec 2013 Nelson Mandela has passed away, a great leader in South Africa and the world, who spent 27 years in prison. Mandela was oriented towards meditation and self-reflection. Of his time in prison, he said:
“You may find that the cell is an ideal place to learn to know yourself, to search realistically and regularly the processes of your own mind and feelings. In judging our progress as individuals we tend to concentrate on external factors such as one’s social position, influence and popularity, wealth and standard of education …. but internal factors may be even more crucial in assessing one’s development as a human being: honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, purity, generosity, absence of vanity, readiness to serve your fellow men – qualities within the reach of every soul – are the foundation of one’s spiritual life “
Nov 2012 I am continuing the work I am doing on Mindfulness and Leadership with a workshop at Spirit Rock on Sat Nov 3. Developing these skills can help you as a leader, no matter what field you are in, with clarity of vision and the ability to be more emotionally aware. Please come join us if you can!
Oct 2011 I’m excited to be leading a retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center focused on leaders, bringing together all the strands of my work in the world. Developing self-awareness through the tools of mindfulness and compassion is an essential part of being a great and effective leader. The retreat is called “Waking Up as Leaders: Courage and Clarity” which will be held from Jan 24-29, 2012. I recently joined the Spirit Rock Teachers Council and am glad to get a chance to offer this through the center, the first time such a thing has been done there. Come join us if it sounds right for you! Space is limited, so if you are interested, please sign up soon.