Can spirituality and business co-exist? James A. Lynch, Jr., Esq. says yes, and thensome.
This August, the Tzu Chi Center proudly welcomes him to the C.A.F.E. 229 virtual stage, where he’ll be joined by host Dr. Peter Lin. Together, they’ll explore James’ work as a teacher and Buddhist leader in New York City, six insights into the mind, and how the interests of capitalism and business need not conflict with spiritual goals and practices. In the end, James believes that the business world is about helping ourselves and those around us flourish, and that ones’ spiritual goals may complement or enhance this journey.
James is a Dharma Teacher as authorized by the lay Buddhist organization, Rissho Kosei Kai (whose teachings are based in great part off the Lotus Sutra). He is an official representative for their outside affairs in the New York City area, as well as an official representative for Rissho Kosei Kai to the United Nations. James is currently the President of the Buddhist Council of New York, which represents more than 750,000 Buddhist in the Tri-State area.
In addition, he has helped organize the Heiwa Peace Foundation, a think tank for peace whose primary work is done in the United States and Asia on behalf of its founder, the Venerable T.K. Nakagaki. He further sits on the board of Religions for Peace USA, the largest interfaith peace organization in the United States, and was recently appointed as a Trustee to the prestigious Parliament of World Religions. James is also a tenured professor and Chairman of the Business Management Department in the Koppelman School of Business at Brooklyn College.
Learn more about James here.