Mindfulness at Work, with Sharon Salzberg and Janice Marturano
Two Perspectives on Cultivating a Mindful and Compassionate Experience of Work
Open to the public
Even the best jobs can be marked by stress, tough deadlines, impatient bosses, uncooperative subordinates, and seemingly endless meetings. But as science increasingly shows, meditation is an antidote. What if you could hit the pause button on the crazy momentum of your day, step back and meet your challenges with a sense of space and clear focus? Sharon Salzberg brings the immediate and direct practice of meditation to the arena where many people could sorely use it - the workplace. And Janice Marturano, a senior executive with decades of experience in Fortune 500 corporations, explains how to integrate the practice of mindfulness meditation and self awareness with effective techniques of management and mentorship. This retreat is about improving work life through training in the skills of concentration, mindfulness and compassion, and shows us how to be more creative, organized, and accomplished, and therefore considerably happier.
The retreat follows the publication of books by the teachers. Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership, by Janice Marturano is a step by step guide to developing the mind’s innate capabilities to lead and live with excellence. The guide combines the training of meditation, integration of purposeful pauses throughout the day, and reflections on principles and ethics. Sharon Salzberg’s Real Happiness At Work; Meditations for Achievement, Accomplishment and Peace shows us a path to being competitive without being cruel, committed without being consumed, and managing time and emotions to counterbalance stress and frustration. There will be a book signing at the retreat.
Sharon Salzberg has been a student of meditation since 1971. She teaches both intensive awareness practice and the profound cultivation of lovingkindness and compassion. She is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and teaches world-wide. Her recent book, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation is a New York Times bestseller. She is also the author of The Force of Kindness; Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. For more information about Sharon, please visit www.SharonSalzberg.com.
Janice Marturano is Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, and former Vice President, Public Responsibility and Deputy General Counsel for General Mills. She has been teaching mindful leadership retreats and courses for nearly 8 years. Earlier this year, her workshop at the World Economic Forum in Davos filled to capacity with leaders from around the world and Arianna Huffington invited her to partner with the Huffington Post to create a new mindful leadership reference section where she is a regular contributor. For more information on Janice, see www.instituteformindfulleadership.org
Monday, March 10, 7 pm, NYC
See Sharon Salzberg, Janice Marturano and Daniel Goleman, moderated by David Gelles, at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. Sponsored by the Rubin Museum of Art and the Garrison Institute.
Sharon Salzberg talks about her new book and the Mindfulness at Work retreat.
March 7th, 2014 3:00 PM through March 9th, 2014 3:00 PM
Open to the public