The Centre for Spirituality at Work



"Buddha in the Boardroom ©"


Tuesday April 26, 2005
7:30 to 9:30 pm
Metro Hall, Toronto

Buddhist ethics and responsible corporate governance can go hand-in-hand in today's Western society, and can enlighten one's own spiritual values. The ancient wisdom of the Buddha suggests a close and deep relationship between wealth and the well-being of society. How business profit contributes to the betterment of the community and society is the issue. And the issue is about intention, not about philanthropy. Shareholders, Boards and organizational leaders have, in Buddhist thinking, a responsibility to create an ethically-based and holistic environment within their organization and community. Our presentation and conversation tonight will be about the possibilities, given our present economic environment, to create workplaces and communities where social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs of individuals are met. We'll talk about how all the organization's constituents can go beyond purely competitive relationships and economic equations.

Lloyd Field, PhD left his corporate position as a vice-president of Human Resources thirty years ago to create and lead an organizational development and human resource consultancy. His clients include many North American and international Fortune 500 organizations. Lloyd frequently contributes to business publications, has trained over 10,000 managers internationally, and wrote a Canadian best seller "Unions Are Not Inevitable! A Guide To Positive Employee Relations"©, now in its 4th edition. Later this year, Lloyd will publish "Buddha in the Boardroom"©. He is former President of the Board of Nalanda College of Buddhist Studies. You can reach Lloyd at:

Registration: $30 received by Thursday April 21 or $40 at the door. If you can't manage the full fee at this time, just register and pay what you can before the 21st. Please send your name, workplace, address, phone number and e-mail address to To pay by VISA , send the name embossed on your card, the number, and expiry date. For security reasons, you may want to divide your card number into two separate e-mails, leave a message 24/7 at 416-482-9175, or fax 416-482-9969. Seeds of Hope is the transaction that will appear on your statement. Or mail cheques payable to: Centre for Spirituality at Work, Box 100, 162 Spruce St., Toronto M5A 2J5. Cancellations: You may substitute another person for no additional fee.

LOCATION: Metro Hall, 3rd floor, 55 John St. at King St. west of University Ave., beside Roy Thomson Hall and across from the Royal Alex & Princess of Wales theatres. Check room listings at the top of the escalator. Near the St. Andrew subway station, with the lowest priced parking lots on Wellington St. west of John St.

Bring your brochures & flyers for the networking table, and your chequebook to buy a copy of Lloyd's new book, "Buddha in the Boardroom."

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