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Leah Weiss

 

Leah Weiss is a scholar and writer specializing in the application of meditation in secular contexts. She teaches courses on compassionate leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a Senior Teacher and Trainer for Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Program, founded by HH the Dalai Lama. She also directs Compassion Education and Scholarship at HopeLab, an Omidyar Group research and development nonprofit focused on resilience.

 
 
  

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Articles: Can We Be Mindful at Work Without Meditating?

By Leah Weiss | January 21, 2016

Leah Weiss explains how to bring more awareness, compassion, and purpose to work without a meditation cushion.

 

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