Why a Center for Spirituality in Sustainable Business Management?


The world at present seemingly has sufficient knowledge, resources and technology to live and let live. However, despite the continued progression, people in general are constantly overwhelmed by negative feelings such as fear, anxiety, uncertainty, jealousy etc., which is in contrast to being happy and satisfied with the development that we see around us. Therefore we are compelled to acknowledge that our civilization has not been as successful in sustaining our society as we believed it to be, and that our conventional approaches to management have at one point or another, failed.

The English word spirit originates from the Latin word Spiritus, which means breath or that which gives life or vitality to a system; Spirituality literally means the state of being one with, or in harmony with the spirit and therefore, Spirituality is not religion, but a process of inner transformation which reduces self-centeredness and makes us more loving, compassionate, kind, honest and tranquil beings who care about the well-being of others and the natural environment as much as our own well-being.

The cornerstones of Sustainability have been identified to be based on ecological, social and economic integrity; and these three pillars in turn are founded on Spirituality. Therefore the Center for Spirituality in Sustainable Business Management is an attempt by a group of academics at the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura to encourage Inner Change for Outer Success. It aims to Nurture Spirituality for a Sustainable Society.

Current Events

Breathe, The Weekly Meditation Programme

Every Monday
8 am - 9 am

at the Board Room of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (old)
Resource Person - Mr. Srihan Ariyasignhe


Brown Bag Thursdays!

Every Thursday
4 pm - 6 pm

at the Common Room of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (old)
It's an open forum designed to regroup, share and discuss all things Spiritual and worthwhile. So join us if you'd like to learn something new and share your wonderful Spiritual journey with us!

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Contact Details

Telephone: +94 112 758801
Email: cssbm@sjp.ac.lk
Website: http://mgt.sjp.ac.lk/cssbm/

Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Gangodawila
Nugegoda