Nipun and Martina Vienna Jan 2020

Nipun Mehta at Institutions of Education in Vienna

As part of his recent visit to Austria, Nipun Mehta, founder of Service Space was hosted by a number of prestigious institutions, like the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Business and Economics.

Nipun’s keynote on “Cultivating Compassion Quotient” introduced the concept of bringing kindness and compassion to schools at the Symposium “Pädagogik der Achtsamkeit”. Organised by Karlheinz Valtl and his department at the “Zentrum für Lehrer*innenbildung” at Vienna University, this 9th symposium seeks to make Mindfulness part of teacher training.

At the WU Executive Academy of the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Nipun spoke on „Business & Kindness” and showed the existence of multiple forms of capital. The packed hall listened to how nature, attention, time, compassion, knowledge, culture and community to name a few, are forms that can be used to express gratitude. New forms of inspiring purpose? How about a culture of giving which leads to a culture of gratitude? Thanks to Christina Knopf of the WU Executive Academy and Univ.Prof. Michael Müller-Camen for sponsoring this event.

A truly inspiring visit. Honoured to have added to the ripples.

The Sound of Silence

Sound of Silence

On Monday, December 2nd, 2019, the pianist Marialena Fernandes, the mindfulness and meditation teacher Martina Esberger-Chowdhury, together with the moderator Eszter Dorner-Brader have put together a program titled “The Sound of Silence”. 

Music and meditation touch layers of Being, that we are unable to access by the intellect. In the energy-draining pre-holiday season, this is a special gift for us – to be one with ourselves and deeply at peace.

Registration required: clubalpha@alphafrauen.org

Quote: Alpha –  Newsletter Nov-Dec 2019/N. 174, S. 7)

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Club Alpha

Stubenbastei 12/14

1010 Vienna

Monday, 2.12.2019

19:00 Uhr

Moderator: Eszter Dorner-Brader.

Kick-Off event for a new initiative of a global pharmaceutical player

As part of the Kick-Off event for a new initiative of a global pharmaceutical player, I was invited to hold workshops in English and German on the core competence Mindfulness. The company is offering regular Mindfulness trainings to employees by an internal ambassador, to spread the concept and establish a practice. An extremely effective impulse to build the foundations for Mindfulness in the organization. It was inspiring to be part of the launch of this truly people-centered initiative.

Achtsamkeitstraining – ein Workout für Geist und Gehirn

Achtsamkeit wurde vom Zukunftsforscher Matthias Horx zum Gegen-Trend des Jahrhunderts gekürt und ist in den letzten Jahren zu einem Schlagwort geworden. Obwohl so divers angewendet wie „seien Sie achtsam“ im öffentlichen Verkehr bis zur Sinnfindung unseres Daseins, handelt es sich bei Achtsamkeit um eine jahrhundertalte Technik den Geist zu kultivieren.

Im Rahmen des Vortrages „Achtsamkeit, ein Workout für Geist und Gehirn“ wurden Kernelemente der säkularen Achtsamkeit vorgestellt und ein weltweit praktizierter Kurs zur Erlangung von mehr Gelassenheit im Alltag präsentiert. Der interaktive Vortrag bestand aus kurzen Impulsen und erfahrungsbasierten Übungen um eine Verbindung zum Körper, zum Atem, zur Herzensqualität und zum Gehen kennenzulernen. Das Publikum reagierte begeistert. Es ist geplant bei Interesse den acht-Wochen Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Kurs (2,5 Stunden 1 x pro Woche, plus einen Tag der Achtsamkeit) für mehr Gelassenheit, Selbstkenntnis und Gesundheitsförderung in den zentralen Räumlichkeiten der ÖGGK anzubieten.

https://www.oeggk.at/06-06-2019-achtsamkeitstraining/

Launch events and future workshops on “The Mind of The Leader”

Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter on a visit to Vienna.

Rasmus and Jacqueline visited the Danube metropolis for the launch of their new book “The Mind of the Leader – How to Lead Yourself, Your People and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results”. The book, published by Harvard Business Review Press, was presented to the Leadership Community at the 10th Peter Drucker Forum. As part of their visit, both authors were present at several events, including a Panel discussion at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien and the Impact Hub Vienna.