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The WCCM has been introducing meditation into the business and financial worlds for several years. It took shape with the conviction of committed meditators like Peter Ng, Sean Hagan, Bertrand Bouhour and John Siska that the corporate world needs a contemplative encounter.

Meditation not only reduces stress – a major cause of burnout and unethical and dysfunctional behaviour. It not only promotes well-being and a healthy experience of wholeness. Even more significantly, it awakens the true self and begins a transformation of the meditator into a state of other-centredness and service while remaining rooted in one’s professional and personal life commitments. 

It develops a new kind of contemplative leader – one who has personal depth and balance, insight, global perspective, clarity and compassion.

Many businesses and business leaders have seen the value of introducing meditation directly to their senior management teams and into their workplace. A WCCM program, Leading From the Centre, introduces meditation through a six-week course directly into businesses and work-places.

MBA Programme

The WCCM has been introducing meditation into the business and financial worlds for several years. It took shape with the conviction of committed meditators like Peter Ng, Sean Hagan, Bertrand Bouhour and John Siska that the corporate world needs a contemplative encounter.

Since 2012 the McDonough School of Business (MSB) at Georgetown University has invited the WCCM to lead an MBA course on Meditation and Leadership twice in each semester. WCCM teachers have successfully pioneered and promoted this as a way of helping future leaders in all fields develop a personal practice of meditation. In 2016 this was extended to Business Schools in Asia. In 2020 an undergraduate course at MSB was started.

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Ray Dalio on Meditation

“Meditation more than anything in my life was the biggest ingredient of whatever success I’ve had”, Ray Dalio, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater Associates, in

Ray Dalio on Meditation

“Meditation more than anything in my life was the biggest ingredient of whatever success I’ve had”, Ray Dalio, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater Associates, in

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Bertrand Bouhour
Based in the US but with French roots, Bertrand Bouhour is an entrepreneur and a teacher of “Meditation and Leadership” for Business Schools and corporations. He is As a trustee of WCCM, Bertrand is closely involved in the legal and financial management of Bonnevaux, the new international Contemplative retreat Center for WCCM in France. He is also the main point of contact for Meditatio / Business and Leadership within the WCCM organization. Bertrand is an adjunct professor at the McDonough School of Business / Georgetown University in Washington DC, where he teaches in association with Father Laurence Freeman the course “Meditation and Leadership” within the MBA program. Part of YPO (Young President Organization), he has also taught the same program to several companies led by YPO members. Professionally, Bertrand was one of the owners and President of Systar Inc, a publicly-traded Software Product company sold in 2014. Since then, Bertrand joined a close friend to build another startup Fresh Baguette. In 6 years, Fresh Baguette has become a well-known bakery with 3 stores and a large wholesale business. Catholic, Bertrand has been married to Anne for more than 30 years, and they have 4 children.

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