Denver Newsroom, May 19, 2021 / 14:16 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Corporate giant Amazon will offer an “AmaZen” component to employees to encourage “mindfulness practices” as part of its revamped employee health, safety, and wellness programs. Despite the Buddhist connotations, a spokesperson has said the component is not religious in nature.
At the same time, the effort appears to reflect some New Age trends critiqued by Catholic leaders, including the appropriation of Eastern religion and a questionable concept of meditation.
In a May 17 announcement, Amazon said its “AmaZen” wellness component “guides employees through mindfulness practices in individual interactive kiosks at buildings.”