Ken Blanchard—Training Christians Yet Promoting New Age Meditation




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Ken Blanchard—Training Christians Yet Promoting New Age Meditation


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XCX"Buddha points to the path and invites us to begin our journey to enlightenment. I ... invite you to begin your journey to enlightened work."
—Ken Blanchard, foreword What Would Buddha Do at Work?

Ken Blanchard: Leading like Jesus or being
Managed by Other Forces?

"It's no secret that the New Age movement wants to compromise the church by incorporating their practices into the body of Christ. The business world has been consistently exposed to New Age concepts to bring about cooperation and productivity in the workplace. On the other hand we find business practices being incorporated into the body of Christ. At this particular time the New Age movement has found an open door into the Christian church; I would like to see it shut." —Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries

Ken Blanchard Endorses Another Book on Meditation - Tom Gegax's By the Seat of Your Pants.

Listen to an excerpt from this book: "Beginning each day with a ritual- an inspirational book; a guided meditation; a daily prayer; yoga-can bring some measure of peace." p. 285

And now listen to Blanchard's endorsement on the back cover: "[A] business can be run with enlightenment as well as efficiency ... brimming with brilliant strategies for achieving both."—Ken Blanchard

Ken Blanchard Wrote the Foreword to:

Jim Ballard's Mind Like Water

Excerpts from the Foreword:
"Jim Ballard's wonderful book, Mind Like Water ... I hope that you and countless other readers will find in Mind Like Water some ways to calm your mind and uplift your consciousness."—KB

From the book: "I signed up for the yoga meditation lessons ... founded by Paramahansa Yogananda....I had evidently reached a level of consciousness beyond the usual ... I continue to consider meditation far and away the most important thing I do."—Jim Ballard, Mind Like Water, p. 77,78. In this book, Ballard teaches breath prayer, visualization, mantra meditation, and a number of other practices to enter the altered state of consciousness. Ballard is an advocate for interspirituality and pantheism.

Ken Blanchard and Interspirituality

Heartland Circle

KB Wrote the Foreword to:
Franz Metcalf's What Would Buddha Do At Work? ©2001
"I look for inspirational messages from a variety of sources besides Jesus. Our folks get to hear words of wisdom from great prophets and spiritual leaders like Buddha, Mohammed ... Yogananda and the Dalai Lama."—KB, foreword
What Would Buddha Do in the Workplace?

Wrote the Foreword to
Ellen Ladd's (a clairvoyant) book
Death and Letting Go.

Ken Blanchard and Buddhism

A New Age Guru?

On April 20th, we referred to Ken Blanchard as a New Age guru. Looks like we aren't the only ones who consider him a guru.

"Bhakti Tirtha Swami lectured and wrote extensively on topics ranging from mysticism and bhakti-yoga to leadership for the modern age. Ken Shelton, editor of the professional journal Executive Excellence said of Swami, his 'work on leadership sets a new standard, expressly because it explores the spiritual dimension in ways that popular gurus like Stephen R. Covey, Kevin Cashman, and Ken Blanchard have not done." The Honorable Pierre Admossama, retired Director of the International Labor Organization for the United Nations, called Swami "an example in the truest sense of global principle-centered leadership.'"—First African-American Vaishnava Hindu Guru Passes Away

"Does Buddha have anything to offer non-Buddhists in the workplace? My answer is a wholehearted, 'Yes.'—Ken Blanchard, co-author of the One Minute Manager, from the foreword and front cover of
What Would Buddha Do at Work?©2001
What Would Budda Do at Work

Information on Buddhism

Ken Blanchard and Mantra Meditation/Contemplative Prayer

Listen to Ken Blanchard discuss the spiritual discipline of "solitude."—Day 22 of Lead Like Jesus (link no longer available)

"We asked you in our encounter to go out and experience solitude.... Place your hands on your knees in a down position ... If walking, visualize yourself in this position ... in harmony with the position of your hands, mentally put down everything you are concerned about ... take a couple of deep breaths and turn your hands physically and mentally into an upward position.
"—KB from Day 22


Ken Blanchard and the
Hoffman Quadrinity Process

"The list of Hoffman Process graduates is impressive and sometimes surprising. It includes the likes of international management guru Ken Blanchard."
—from Odyssey in Quest of Soul October 2000

(courtesy of C R S)

"The Hoffman Process brings forth spiritual leadership in a person. It made my spirituality come alive. Through the Hoffman Process I actually brought my faith into my daily actions." Ken Blanchard, Ph.D. Chair, Blanchard Training and Development, Inc., Author

Ken Blanchard sits on the Advisory Board of the Hoffman Institute with:
1. New Age Contemplative Joan Borysenko: Chair of the Hoffman Institute and president of the Mind/Body Health Sciences, Inc.
2. Margot Anand: founder of SkyDancing Tantra International; trained in Gesalt Therapy, Tantra yoga and meditation.
3. Sonia Choquette: psychic and spiritual counselor; author of The Psychic Pathway.
4. Rev. Hal Milton: ordained Unity minister; director of InsideOut Ministries, "An interdenominational ministry dedicated to evoking and celebrating the authentic expression of the divinity inherent in all people."

"The Process itself uses a variety of techniques, including visualization, bio-energetics, Gestalt exercises, journalling, silent meditation, and group discussion"—Tim Lawrence, The Hoffman Institute

"Robert Hoffman's Quadrinity Process stands out as one of two significant exceptions, sharing the background of Western spirituality with The Course in Miracles, another extra-academic contribution to the transpersonal field."








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Contemplative Spirituality: A belief system that uses ancient mystical practices to induce altered states of consciousness (the silence) and is rooted in mysticism and the occult but often wrapped in Christian terminology. The premise of contemplative spirituality is pantheistic (God is all) and panentheistic (God is in all). Common terms used for this movement are "spiritual formation," "the silence," "the stillness," "ancient-wisdom," "spiritual disciplines," and many others.

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