Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 105, Issue 1, pp 27–40 | Cite as

Consciousness at Work: A Review of Some Important Values, Discussed from a Buddhist Perspective

  • Joan MarquesEmail author


This article reviews the element of consciousness from a Buddhist and a non-Buddhist (Western) perspective. Within the Buddhist perspective, two practices toward attaining expanded and purified consciousness will be included: the Seven-Point Mind Training and Vipassana. Within the Western perspective, David Hawkins’ works on consciousness will be used as a main guide. In addition, a number of important concepts that contribute to expanded and purified consciousness will be presented. Among these concepts are impermanence, karma, non-harming (ahimsa), ethics, kindness and compassion, mindfulness, right livelihood, charity, interdependence, wholesome view, collaboration, and fairness. This article may be of use to students and workforce members who consider a transdisciplinary approach on human wellbeing in personal and professional environments.


Buddhism Consciousness Ethics Impermanence Enlightenment Karma Non-harming 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Woodbury UniversityBurbankUSA
  2. 2.BurbankUSA

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