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Business I Health Sciences I Mindfulness I Mental Health I Religion








The film FROM BUSINESS TO BEING tells the story of three executives – a former investment banker at Lehman Brothers, a project manager in the automobile industry and a regional manager at the pharmacy chain "dm" – who embark on a quest to find ways out of the "rat race". Their motivation: the desire for more enthusiasm, meaning and authenticity in their work.


Through their sensitive and yet forthright approach Hanna Henigin and Julian Wildgruber provide deep insight into the emotional sphere of the otherwise closed world of business leaders and explore the question: To what extent are the crises of today‘s workplaces crises of consciousness? Can meditation and awareness training help to free people from stress provoking patterns of thinking and behaving, and get back to themselves?


What skills will be required from business leaders in the future and how do organisations in a globalized world have to be re-thought and restructured towards more collaboration?


In their search for answers, the filmmakers meet experts from economy, science and meditation who build bridges between "business" and "being" and give new impetus for a cultural change in the business world, focussing on the well-being of all stakeholders.


FROM BUSINESS TO BEING is a film that touches people, inspires discussion and above all encourages an honest look inside: Who am I? What inspires me? And how do I live and act accordingly? All that is based on the conviction that changes towards a better working environment and society are rooted in a growing awareness of the individual.


Distinguished international experts interviewed in FROM BUSINESS O BEING include:

Dr. C. Otto Scharmer,the action researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge and author of the books "Theorie U" and "Leading from the Emerging Future"

Prof. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the molecular biologist, meditation trainer and researcher is founder of the world famous and successful mindfulness-based stress management, also known as "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)", an outpatient therapy for stress reduction in the form of an eight-week course.

Prof. Dr. Arthur Zajonc, the Emeritus quantum physicist has practised meditation for over 40 years. As President of the "Mind and Life Institute" he campaigns for a combination of modern sciences and spirituality in cooperation with the Dalai Lama.

Prof. Dr. Tania Singer, The neuroscientist and psychologist heads the department for social neuro sciences at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences.



Film Info


2016 I 89 mins l German & English l English Subtitles


Director_Hanna Henigin, Julian Wildgruber

Producer_Rudi Ballreich,

Production Company_Dreampixies, Julian Wildgruber

Cinematographer_Gregor Schönfelder, Nathan Hunt

Editor_Julian Wildgruber

Music_Tobias Lorsbach

Sound_Karl Gerhardt





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