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Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Mindfulness, Sensory Awareness and Zen Practice Week of April 7-12, 2019

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In our world of busy-ness — of more, faster, better — this retreat offers time to stop, reflect, and renew. It is a time to step fully into the richness of our lives. Together we will follow a gentle schedule of sensory awareness practice and sitting meditation interspersed with talks, Zen stories, and journal writing, as well as small group and large group dialogue as we uncover how these stories and dialogues may be utilized to transform our way of being in the world as leaders.
Each day our practice will be focused on one or two of the seven practices of a mindful leader: Love the work; Do the work; Don’t be an expert; Connect to your pain; Connect to the pain of others; Depend on others; and Keep making it simple.
We will practice developing ways to integrate mindfulness into our ability to envision, connect, empower, and collaborate. Sensory Awareness and Zen are practices through which we connect with our natural intelligence and vitality; we can discover what responds in us in the midst of change and growth; and we can learn to rely on our sensations as guides to the fresh terrain of each moment.


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