Being Buddha at Work by Franz Metcalf
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Buddhism has for thousands of years provided a spiritual foundation for the daily lives of millions of people around the world. But does Buddhism have anything to offer us—Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike—in today’s world of work? Metcalf and Gallagher think it does. Spiritual wisdom, Western or Eastern, inspires and instructs us in living a good life. And that’s just as true at work as at home.

Buddha mind—a source of calm, compassion, and insight—exists within each of us, not just the historical Buddha. Being Buddha at Work shows how to embody that mind in the stress and clamor of the workplace—how to tap into the Buddha consciousness so we can relieve daily tensions and greet challenges with awareness, equanimity, and good humor.

The book is divided into three sections. The first, “Becoming a Mindful Worker,” covers Buddha’s wisdom for our own work; the second, “Cultivating Mindful Work Relationships,” focuses on how to work with other people; the third, “Creating a Mindful Workplace,” deals with broader organizational topics. There is wisdom here for everyone—from frontline workers and team members, to supervisors and managers, to top executives and organizational leaders.

About Franz Metcalf

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Franz Metcalf is the author of the bestselling What Would Buddha Do?, published in a dozen languages, and three other books applying Buddhist teachings to everyday life. Franz received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and teaches religion at California State University, Los Angeles. He serves as book review editor for The Journal of Global Buddhism and is currently president of the American Academy of Religion, Western Region. BJ Gallagher is a sociologist, Huffington Post blogger, and accomplished management consultant and workplace expert who has worked with many corporate clients, professional associations, and government agencies. She is the author of many bestselling books, including A Peacock in the Land of Penguins, which has sold over 350,000 copies and been translated into 23 languages. BJ and her books have been featured on CBS Evening News, The Today Show, Fox News, PBS, CNN, and she is quoted weekly in newspapers, magazines, and websites, including O the Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Woman's World, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times,,, and
Published February 6, 2012 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. 193 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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