Thursday, 23 April 2015

Apple founder Steve Jobs used Zen mindfulness as path to success


"Steve Jobs used one particular technique to help clear his mind and achieve dizzying heights of success.

It was mindfulness, the kind taught in Zen Buddhism, which an old-fashioned high-flyer might have dismissed as New Age mumbo-jumbo.

The Apple co-founder’s life changed after a visit to India in 1974. When he returned — head shaved, in traditional clothing and espousing the benefits of LSD — he embarked on a lifelong dedication to Zen Buddhism.

The Apple co-founder’s life changed after a trip to India in the 1970s. Source: Supplied

He went on long meditation retreats to Tassajara, the first Zen monastery in the US, where he learned to tune in to the activity of his brilliant mind. A Suzuki disciple, Kobun Chino Otagawa, officiated at Jobs’s 1991 wedding..."  more

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