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"Slouching Toward Buddhism" by Mary Konofsky after mediation 9/4

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    “Slouching Toward Buddhism” is the title of a talk to be given at the Emerald Coast Meditation Society Sept. 4 by Dr. Mary Konovsky, executive director of the South Walton Community Council and a life coach.
    The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with a 30-minute meditation at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393, Santa Rosa Beach, one-half mile north of Hwy. 98. The ECMS is ecumenical and does not follow any religion. There is no charge.
    Konovsky will talk about her personal history, pointing out at what stages various Buddhist principles were "revealed" to her--although it wasn't until much later that she recognized them as part of Buddhism. She also will talk more about some of these principles, such as suffering, no-self, and various practices.
    A native of Indiana, Konovsky earned degrees from Indiana University in biology and psychology before getting her M.B.A. and doctorate in business administration. As a professor at Tulane University, she received tenure in 1992 and served as the Colleen and George McCullough Professor of Business Ethics and the Senior Associate Dean of the A. B. Freeman School of Business.
    Konovsky developed the Freeman School’s undergraduate, graduate and international programs, and was a founder of the school’s Latin American Ph.D. program for faculty at top business schools in Latin America. She has taught in the Executive MBA programs in Chile and Mexico as well as Houston and New Orleans. In 2004 she received the Freeman School's Outstanding Service Award for her work from 1986-2004.
    She first visited the South Walton area in 1993, later built a house near the beach in Blue Mountain Beach, which she visited often, finally moving here in 2004. Active in community affairs, she served on the board of the South Walton Community Council, was executive director of the Scenic Corridor Association, and later of the Children’s Volunteer Health Network.
    After a brief stint in Alabama she returned to the area to continue working with Greenwood/Asher and Associates, an executive search, consulting and training firm, in charge of leadership development, leaving there in 2013. She is now working to build her life coaching business. She and her husband live on the Bay in Santa Rosa Beach.
    The evening will conclude with a short guided meditation. The ECMS meets on the first and third Thursday of every month except July and August. Anyone who needs meditation instruction should arrive by 6:15 p.m. For information contact Nancy James, nancyjames@embarqmail.com.
    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/262026697254629/
     

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