A Powerful Silence: The Role of Meditation and Other Contemplative Practices In American Life and Work
Short Title: A Powerful Silence
Format: Web Article
Sources ID: 22431
Zotero Collections: Contexts of Contemplation Project, Contemplation by Applied Subject, Business and Contemplation
This report is a summary of the Contemplative Net Project’s findings. The report begins by reviewing the historical and cultural context for the current interest in meditation and other contemplative practices. The secular application of these practices is then surveyed in five professional fields: Business and Organizational Development, Medicine and Healthcare, Education and Youth Work, Law and Government, and Prison Work. Through the use of stories, profiles, and quotes from research interviews, the report offers an indepth, narrative look at how exposure to meditation and other practices has impacted individuals, workplaces, and society at large.