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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation at Work


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Where do mindfulness and our work meet?

Explore mindfulness and its relationship to meditation through practice and input. In this new 8 session class, instructor Scott Koloms will shed light on the ways in which our practice influences our workplace experiences. Participants will explore the concept of organizational mindfulness and move to consider the benefits of mindfulness at work and the ways in which we, as individuals, might implement additional mindful practices into our everyday lives. Ultimately, students will set a personal intention in regard to navigating our workspaces with (hopefully!) a new perspective.

While the class will explore how the Buddhist development of meditation is at the root of mindfulness, the class approach is secular, drawing on contemporary scientific research and theory.

Cost: $120. Registration and credit card payment at www.DrepungGomangUSA.org under “Sign Up For Classes” tab, or by calling 502-614-5616. Payment holds your spot in the class. Checks made to DGCEC and mailed to “Classes”, 411 N. Hubbards Lane 40207. Some partial scholarships are available – please email DrepungGomangCompassion@gmail.com.

About the Instructor
Born and raised in Louisville, KY, E. Scott Koloms attended UofL to study English (BA) and Literature (MA) and Kent State University to work towards a PhD in Literacy and Rhetoric. He intended to become writer and to teach writing at the college level. However, in 2001, Scott’s father passed away and he came back to Louisville to take over the janitorial service his father purchased just eighteen months before his death, Facilities Management Services, Inc. (FMS).

Scott has maintained his desire to teach and to have a positive impact on people and communities in his new role. What began as an intuitive approach to running a business, grounded in kindness and compassion, evolved into a sophisticated business model that incorporated FMS’ social mission into the fabric of its daily operations and vision for the future. In November of 2016, after years of hard work, this business model allowed FMS to become one of Kentucky’s first certified B-Corporation (benefit-corporation) and Kentucky’s first Public Benefit Corporation July 1, 2017.

Scott has studied meditation under Noah Levine, Mark Coleman and Geshe Rapgyal. Currently, he teaches mindfulness meditation with a focus on its benefits in workplace settings.