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What Would The Dalai Lama Say? A Reflection on Hurricane Irene

August 27, 2011

This week I will experience an earthquake and a hurricane.

Is there karma here? Am I (are we) being sent a message?

I only think of this because when I covered the Dalai Lama in May, a journalist from Japan was also there and he asked His Holiness about the recent tsunami, “did the people of Japan do something to bring this on ourselves?”

I thought it was a fascinating question and one I would never have thought of.  But as a Buddhist, the journalist was himself soul searching how such a catastrophe could befall a people.

The Dalai Lama gave a characteristically in depth, if rambling,  response.  No, it wasn’t the fault of the Japanese people, I recall him discerning,  but calamities are a time to reflect on our interactions with each other and our spirituality, in the context of promoting a peaceful world.

If Hurricane Irene climbs the East Coast as violently as the experts predict, I hope what follows in her wake is a time of neighbor helping neighbor, repairing and rebuilding with integrity, and a new commitment by all to the people and values that matter most.

 

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To The Count Basie Master Class…

August 20, 2011

To each and every one of the smart, engaged, interesting people who came to see me at the Count Basie Theatre, THANK YOU!

I hope in some way my master class/lecture gives you tools to make your work and life richer. Best of all, I learned so much from everyone there.

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Ready To Get ‘Em Talking At The Count Basie

August 19, 2011

I can’t wait to meet the people coming to my master class on interviewing at the Count Basie Theatre tomorrow. It’s going to be informative, for the class and me. It’s a great experience when I learn as much as I teach. Because it’s such an interactive event, I always learn something.

If you haven’t signed up yet and are interested be fast about it, the cut off is this afternoon, check out http://www.johnbathke.com homepage for a link.

 

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My Master Class On Interviewing..Now Open!

August 1, 2011

Check out the homepage of http://www.johnbathke.com for a link to details on my Interviewing Master Class at the Count Basie Theatre on August 20th!

Teaching a class like this a soul searching and analytical experience. I’ve taken a hard look at what I do, and how I can help other people to do it, too.

And I know I’ve  gotten there. It’s a class filled with practical advice, motivation, skill enhancement, and lessons learned from my personal experiences in the best…and worst…of interviews. And it’s going to be fun. Can’t wait to see you there!