01: The Center for Contemplative Mind seeks to bring its teachings on contemplation and spirituality to a diverse clientele, including social and environmental activists, prisoners, lawyers, and business people.
The center, started in 1997, has attracted some of the leading corporations to its programs on “contemplative values,” including the chemical corporation Monsanto, as well as the Green Group, a group of CEOs from the major environmental organizations. Director Mirabai Bush says that contemplative practices — meditation as well as the Eastern practice of mindfulness and compassion — could play an activist role in changing the awareness and thus the practices of businesses and lawyers.
The center, coming from a Buddhist orientation, works with other religions to encourage contemplative practices.The center’s web site is: http://www/contemplativemind.org.
(Source: Tricycle, Summer)