“Applied Mindfulness” – A Change Management Tool for Buddhist Leaders

  • Abstract

    • Countries in the ASEAN region have experienced a lowering of the number of people, especially among the younger generation who follows Buddhism, consequently, with even less who practice meditation. This paper proposes a management perspective to Buddhist leaders on how to effect change by using “Applied Mindfulness” as a Change Management tool in response to the above challenge, through the case study of Prof. Jon Kabat-Zinn and his meditation program, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR). It should be clearly noted that this paper will not discuss the central theories and practice of meditation, but will focus on how to apply mindfulness in secular activities, in this case, in management. As managers and leaders have little time for sitting meditation, applying mindfulness in their daily activities, and in this case, while carrying out a change program, will help them to enjoy the benefits of meditation.

  • Keyword

    • Mindfulness, Change Management, Buddhist Leaders
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