Co-Designing Economies in Transition


I have written a preface to Vicenzo Giorgino and Zack Walsh’s exciting new book: Co-Designing Economies in Transition; Radical Approaches in Dialogue with Contemplative Social Science (2018, Palgrave). A rich transdisciplinary volume that puts forward proposals for a wiser, socially just and sustainable socio-economic system. There is growing support for the view that the end of capitalism is around the corner, but on which conceptual and ethical basis can we interpret this transition towards a new model? This book challenges our thinking and offers pathways for new solutions.

Mindfulness in Politics – with Jon Kabat-Zinn


Please read here my blog on the inspiring meeting I attended at the British Parliament with Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the acclaimed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program. The meeting was organized by the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group. Mindfulness is not just a practice for individuals to calm, ease and clarify their minds, but a framework for developing radically new approaches to critical areas such as health care, education, prison systems, sustainability and the work place.  IMG_1162

Discovering Shared Purpose in Life and Business


Workshop at the Inner Peace Conference, Amsterdam, October 6 & 7, 2017.
Sander will guide you in a process of leadership development defined as ’shared purpose’. Through a series of questions, reflections and exercises, you will be guided into a discovery of your deeper motives and aspirations, which will be matched to the context of your work and business. Through this process you can discover your ’trip flow’: how to discover and enhance your own flow, while contributing to a flourishing business and society.Sander-InnerPeaceConf

Discovering the Shared Purpose of Business and Society


Please read my chapter on Shared Purpose of Business and Society in Mobius Strip 2017. I will speak on this at Mobius Next Practice Institute in Boston on June 9, 2017.

Contemplative Science & Management – Budapest

The Business Ethics Center of Corvinus University of Budapest, in partnership with Mind & Life Europe, organized an international transdisciplinary workshop on Contemplative Science and Management on May 19-21, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.  I gave a lecture on how Buddhist principles can help the design and management of sustainable economic systems. Please see my presentation.

My column in Wall Street Journal



Mark Zuckerberg announced that he has taken an interest in the theories and practices of Buddhism. Wall Street Journal asked me to write a column on what the benefits of this could be for his company Facebook and its shareholders.


Bhutan Journey 2017


IMG_1499At a time when we are bombarded by news that dampens our spirits, there are cultures that can re-evoke our sense of hope for a better future. The practices for a more sustainable and compassionate life style are readily available. Join us in our leadership program to secluded Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan and become inspired by Gross National Happiness and their leadership for sustainability. Sign up today! Limited places left.

US Elections – What type of leadership does the world need now?


My blog after the shocking results from the US elections.

Bodhisattva Leadership


Global Focus Magazine published this except from my book with a section on “Bodhisattva Leadership“, a central underlying theme of the book, unifying Buddhist wisdom with modern notions of leadership for business sustainability.

Discovering the Mind in Science


On Sunday October 1 I will speak on “Disovering the mind: a new paradigm for science and society“, as prelude to the new movie The Mindfulness Revolution showed at the International Buddhist Film Festival in the Eye Theater in Amsterdam .

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