MINDFULNESS AND MEANINGFUL WORK: Explorations in Right Livelihood
(Parallax Press–23,000 copies in print.)

by Claude Whitmyer and others.

Arnold Toynbee, Author & Historian


" The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play."

Arnold Toynbee,


Foreword: Before the Fall by Ernest Callenbach.

Introduction: Doing Well by Doing Good by Claude Whitmyer

What's In The Book?

This anthology explores the integration of mindfulness and ethics in the workplace. In these pages some of the leading thinkers and doers of our time share their insights on the practice and value of working and of finding work that is meaningful, life-affirming, and non-exploitative. These include: 

  • Robert Aitken
  • Rick Fields 
  • Shakti Gawain
  • Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Sam Keen
  • Ellen Langer
  • Joanna Macy
  • E. F. Schumacher
  • Marsha Sinetar
  • Gary Snyder
  • Shunryu Suzuki 
  • Tarthang Tulku
  • and many others

Mindfulness and Meaningful Work shows you how to:

  • Deepen your understanding of right livelihood
  • Overcome the obstacles in your path
  • Find and maintain meaningful, satisfying work
  • Live in a way that increases your:
    • Sense of self-worth
    • Inner peace
    • Clarity of purpose
Pai Chang gardening.

"No work, no eat."

Pai Chang,

Zen Master (720–814 CE)