Buddhism and the Nature of Work
Available Spring 2021
"A lay follower should not engage in five types of business. Which five? Business in weapons, business in human beings, business in meat, business in intoxicants, and business in poison."
~ The Buddha
For the vast majority of us, work is doing something and getting paid - an exchange of dollars for our time, our mental acuity and our physical labour. It is a way of getting money to buy what we want or need. In Buddhism and the Nature of Work, Horner takes an in-depth look at what, Buddhism and its related values might bring to the workplace. We explore four main areas; the history of work in society, work culture, the changing face of work and the intersection of Buddhist values and practices to the workplace as employee and owner.
Our work, when done with vigour, mindfulness and care, contributes, in ways both great and small, to the betterment of our fellow man. To work is to be part of a continuum that stretches back to the time of earliest man.
6" X 9" 277 pages, paperback, perfect bound ISBN: 978-1-7771539-4-6