We can easily spend 40% or 50% of our waking lives working at our jobs. Not surprisingly, some of the biggest potential benefits of contemplative practice are workplace benefits, including improved focus, productivity and ability to handle stress. There are two golden opportunities in March to learn how to tap that potential: One is an evening forum we’re co-presenting with the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan on March 10 featuring our board member Sharon Salzberg and colleagues Janice Marturano and Daniel Goleman. All three have new books that deal with mindfulness at work, which they’ll discuss and sign at the event. The other opportunity is a weekend retreat at the Garrison Institute on “Mindfulness at Work” March 7–9, led by Sharon and Janice.