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Mirabai Bush – Mindfulness In Business & Work Life

Mindfulness In Business & Work Life

For over 20 years Mirabai Bush has organized, facilitated and taught retreats, workshops and courses on spirit in action. She teaches contemplative practices and creates and develops programs applying contemplative principles and values to organizational life.

She is co-founder of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and co-creator of Google’s ‘Search Inside Yourself’ program.

In this interview Mirabai talks about the key principles and practices that create a more mindful workplace. You’ll learn some very practical tips for bringing mindfulness into your work and ways to ground through mindfulness, even on a very busy day.

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100 Responses

  1. Janette Cannard

    I am so grateful for this Mindfulness Summit. It is hard to believe that there is only 9 days left. I have received to much form each talk and has helped me in my practice. Thank-you to you Melli for doing this and a special thank-you to all the speakers who said yes and has shared and will share.

  2. liz Caruso

    Melli! Your changing so many lives…I’m proud to call you my friend and stoked to see you on this beautiful journey. Thank you for helping me further my practice and understand my brain more than I did . 🙂 x

  3. Diana Sparrgrove

    My husband and I are both participating in this summit and neither of us has missed a single day! The speakers are engaging, informative and inspiring. We have wonderful discussions each evening about that day’s speaker. I will be sad when the summit ends, but I now have books, websites and blogs to explore. I am excited about all that I have learned and I feel like it has already made a difference in my life. Thank you so much, Melli and Team for organizing this summit and for giving us access to these amazing experts on mindfulness and meditation! Melli, I think you are fabulous!

  4. Susaninthecape8044

    I so enjoyed this interview. It was like a drink of water. Workplaces are toxic places where you are subjected to people of every background and mind and the expectations are we all will get along. Maybe with mindfulness we can find common ground. Mirabai you are an inspiration ..while this is all new to me you have been planting seeds all along.

  5. Tucker Rogers

    knowckin out outta the park Melli. thank you for bringing Mirabai – she is absolutely an inspiration. the stories she kept coming with…unbelievabe, She has literally helped change the landscape here in the US and abroad and I’ ve never heard of her until now. thank you for offering this to me and so many others

  6. LeeOra Scott

    Very insightful and I learned a lot. My goal is to bring a Mindfulness program to our workplace because we work in such a high stress environment! I know that by sitting down every night and building my knowledge, doing the meditations, I have been feeling less stressed. Thank you so much for this summit. It has been wonderful.

  7. Maria T+Calva

    Thank you Melli I am sure your wish will come true… I loved this session, it was so interesting and full of warm feelings. Thank you Miramar you are a beautiful human being….. much appreciated, very touching from you….

  8. Donna

    While the talk was interesting and enjoyable all the way through, two moments at the very end were especially significant for me.

    The first was Mirabai’s genuine reaction of joy over having enjoyed the interview process and time spent “with” Melli and all of us. It was heartwarming and surprising and refreshing – making me realize how very often we don’t openly express how we really are feeling – we are paying lip service and/or saying the things we think others want to hear, in a way that’s “acceptable” because it’s moderated and watered down and “correct.”

    The second was a part of her response to Melli’s wonderful last question. When she spoke about more and more people truly understanding impermanence (relating it to materialism), I thought it was a wonderful revelation – and also had a slightly different take on it, that I had never thought of before.

    When (not if, but when) we reach the point that most of us truly understand impermanence, we will be a world that can do a much better job of supporting the grieving. So often we want to placate, gloss over, deny, ignore or “cure” the grief of another – because we cannot bear to face the fact that one day the griever will be us. We tend to treat grievers as though they were contagious – as though death has less of a chance to catch up with us if we spend less time being there for them . . .

    When we truly get it – that illness and age and death do come to all – that “the glass is already broken”, then we embrace life more fully – and we do not need to hide from those whose time of grief is now – we can comfort and really be present for them – and for ourselves

    wow that got wordier than I thought it would – thanks for listening

  9. Shantelle Bates

    Thank you Melli and Mirabai for a wonderfully informative session. It’s great to see the benefits of Mindfulness being realized in everyday life and involving businesses as well, with hope for a more insightful and compassionate world. So many points to take on board and adapt to, to help make our own days less stressful.
    Thanks again

    1. Michelle Harrison

      that happens to me if I try to go into SoundCloud page but if you just stay on this page and press play triangle on left of file it will play today’s interview. I hope that makes sense.

  10. Bonnie

    Every day I am amazed at how many people walk the face of the earth, who do so much good, and I am only just hearing about them. Thank you Melli and all who are a part of this experience. Spread the love!

  11. Tory Henderson

    Thank you so much. I’ve listened every day. This was one of my favorites. I love the idea of taking it into the workplace – but also know I want to start with myself – and baby steps.

  12. Ruth Keys

    Thank you Mellie for yet another inspirational interview. I have listened every day and have taken down so many notes to remind me which interviews I have really enjoyed and can visit again. It was lovely hearing about Mirabai’s history of discovering meditation in India and then integrating unique programmes into different businesses. You are both lovely ladies and it was a joy to hear you both ineract. I thank you Mellie and your team for a simply enlightening summit. “Love everyone and serve everyone”.

  13. Gaby Patron

    Hi Melli, I’m really curious about the answer you are getting from all of your speakers about “what kind of world would there be if 50% of the population in the word where to practice maidfulness, no one has answer that IT WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER WORD, because we would be more focused, patient and understanding of what’s going on in our own lives with more empathy for those around us, we are so used to think about our imitate circle, that would change and include the rest of the world as it should.
    Thanks to you and all of the people that are teaching me to be happier and to appreciate life, mindfulness and meditation for me its been teaching me more about my self, than going to my therapist, I hope I didn’t hurt anyones feelings with my last coment

  14. Miranda Van

    Another fantastic presenter! Thank you so much Melli, this is a wonderful Summit. Congratulations on pulling it all together, it must’ve been a mammoth task. Looking forward to the next few days and being able to listen to more amazing people.

  15. Miranda Van

    P.S.have just bought the full access pass and at US$99 it is an absolute bargain. I want to encourage others to do the same, if you could possibly afford it, because it is a really worthy cause. Thanks again Melli

  16. Karen Kempf

    Thank you so much for reawakening the importance of mindfulness and meditation. Being a child of the ’60’s if I have different parents I would have been at Woodstock! I am hoping to gain from this Summit the tool to get my husband to accept the philosophy. He is 5 years older than me and very, very rigid to change. He thinks of things like this as brainwashing. But of course this is about me and my thoughts and feeling.

  17. maria

    WOW! What an amazing interview and an amazing person! I LOVE Mirabai. I loved everything about this interview. I feel so inspired and there was something about this interview that deeply moved me. I would love for Mirabai to write a book about her life – experiences – insight into life etc. Loved this! So appreciative.

  18. Peggy Quinn

    What a wonderful surprise to find Mirabai on the list of speakers!! I work at the Fetzer Institute, and Mirabai has visited here many, many times. It is a sublime experience to have her lead a meditation in a group setting. She is warm, funny, and has many many wonderful stories to relate about her life’s journey.

  19. Jess

    This is also I am sure suitable for the child within us (meditation) I have missed a few of the videos, through being busy with work. Have noticed a change in me though, but find that my thoughts are playing merry go round with me and although my health has improved through meditation and mindfullness, I have sort of stepped back in myself, not because I have missed out but because of people who are not being mindful around me. I am trying and will keep this up and practice it as much as I can. Namaste to you all <3 xx

  20. Celine Charron

    Thank you for the organisation of this great summit! Thank you for introducing us to all these great mindfulness teachers… I’m from Quebec, Canada and would be very interested in trainings that would help organisations and leaders enter this world of mindfulness and compassion. I’m a long time member of “La Maison des Leaders” where we think that to be a better leader we need to be a better human being. We work with Mathieu Ricard, Christophe André and others, but there is nothing specific for organisations or leadership in an organisation. I would love to introduce training and practices in our province. In that perspective I particularly found Mirabai Bush very interesting. What would be the best training (train the trainer) out their to help us share key principles and practices that create a more mindful workplace and leadership.

  21. Stacia

    “Love everyone, serve everyone.” Thanks for the reminder about interconnectedness. It is a concept that came to me out of the air and out of my own experience one day. As I learned more about mindfulness, I found that it is a concept practiced and realized by many.

    Also, I would like to say that I am in awe of Mirabai. It was a joy to hear about her life’s journey and life’s work thus far. Thanks for sharing.

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