Michael Carroll, author of ?Awake at Work,? will present a talk titled ?Cultivating Sanity at Work? on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. in the Carleton College Gould Library Athenaeum. The event is free and open to the public.
Carroll?s book, ?Awake at Work: 35 Practical Buddhist Principles for Discovering Clarity and Balance in the Midst of Work?s Chaos,? outlines steps to create a more fulfilling and uplifting workplace through the practice of Buddhist meditation. A Tibetan Buddhist text inspired Carroll?s 35 principles to create balance and well being. He has four fundamental maxims: ?Balance the Two Efforts,? ?Be Authentic,? ?Cultivate ?Li? (the Chinese quality of civility and kindness)? and ?Work is a Mess.?
A certified teacher in the Kagyu-Nyingma and Shambhala traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Carroll graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 1980 under the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa. He is the founding director of Awake at Work Associates, a consulting practice whose mission statement states that ?for us to get somewhere in our careers, we have to learn to be somewhere first?to be properly respectful, confident and present in the immediate moment.?
Carroll previously worked for 32 years on Wall Street and in publishing. He has held executive positions with Bankers Trust Company, Shearson Lehman Brothers/American Express, Paine Webber, Simon & Schuster and the Walt Disney Company.
The Carleton Career Center and the Office of the Chaplain are co-sponsoring the event. For more information and disability accommodations, call the Carleton chaplain?s office at (507) 646-4003 or the career center at (507) 646-4293.
Added by carlmedr on January 19, 2006