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?
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
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.
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
BlanchardWriting Forewords for Buddhist and
New Age Books
Blanchard Wrote the
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
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.
Blanchard and Interspirituality
Blanchard and Buddhism
New Age Guru?
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.
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
African-American Vaishnava Hindu Guru Passes Away
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
Blanchard and Mantra Meditation/Contemplative Prayer
to Ken Blanchard discuss the spiritual discipline of "solitude."Day
22 of Lead Like Jesus (link no longer available)
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
Blanchard and the
Hoffman Quadrinity Process
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,
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.
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."
Process itself uses a variety of techniques, including visualization, bio-energetics, Gestalt exercises,
journalling, silent meditation, and group discussion"Tim
Lawrence, The Hoffman Institute
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