Awake at Work - Confident in Life

with Michael Carroll

September 14th—September 15th

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  • $165 Program Price
  • $195 Patron price
Room: Main Shrine Room

Most of us spend a good amount of time working. And, for many of us, our jobs can often feel like an unruly journey: sometimes exhilarating - other times discouraging; at times creatively fulfilling or tragically toxic. Success - failure; hurry up – slow down. For so many of us, modern day livelihood – indeed our lives in general - seem to offer a mix of enthusiasm and chaos that at times can feel distressing – even alarming.

But what makes our jobs seem so difficult? Is it the work that is distressing or is it the mind that we bring to the task? Maybe our livelihood need not be so stressful – maybe we can show up at work naturally open and at ease if we take time to slow down and simply notice.

 During this workshop, Michael Carroll, a meditation teacher and former corporate executive, will share how mindfulness-awareness meditation can help us do just that – slow down and notice that our modern workplace offers us countless opportunities for profound spiritual growth. Through lectures, discussion and practice, we will learn how meditation unleashes  natural qualities of the mind - agility, openness, courage, poise, humility, respect, and more - characteristics that allow us to thrive in today’s vibrant workplace.


Michael Carroll is the COO of Global Coaching Alliance and author of Awake at Work, Fearless at Work, The Mindful Leader and Mindful Leadership Training & over his 30+ year business career has held executive positions with Shearson Lehman/American Express, Paine Webber, Simon & Schuster and The Walt Disney Company. Michael presently coaches and consults with such enterprises as Procter & Gamble, AstraZeneca, BASF, Google, Starbucks, RED, and National Geographic Expeditions.

Michael has been practicing meditation since 1976 and is an authorized teacher in Kagyu-Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He has lectured on the topic of bringing mindfulness-awareness into the workplace at Wharton Business School, Swarthmore College, Virginia Tech, Harvard Business School, Columbia University, Drexel  University, University of Sydney, Toronto University, Duke University, American University, Kripalu, Zen Mountain Monastery, EVAM Institute, Lerab Ling, Karme Choling, Shambhala Mountain Center, Omega Institute (assisting Pema Chodron) and many other institutions throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.

Michael Carroll will also present "Mindfulness in the Modern Workplace," a talk, on September 13 at 7pm. Info is here.

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