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Stressed-Out MBAs Turn to Meditation as a Career Aid

Images of a hippie, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback, and an American soldier, each cross-legged and serene, flashed across a projection screen in a New York University lecture hall Monday night during a talk on meditation hosted by the university’s Stern School of Business.

Second-year MBA Francisco Restrepo, one of roughly 100 people in attendance, tried to pay attention despite the distractions of his workload. “I have so many things on my plate that something has to give, and I think I’ve been looking and searching to find what might be the holy grail to try to fix that,” said Restrepo.