At first glance, marketing and Buddhism are polar opposites. However Phra Jitr Chittasangvaro, once a consultant in advertising, communications, and marketing, always made time to practice Buddhism and the art of Dhamma. Training at the Plum Village in the studies of Buddhism doctrine, he is inquisitive and observant – always asking the larger questions about the purpose of human existence. These are the steps he took to climb and reach executive positions as he is always willing to learn about the relationship between nature, life, and our mind. He is always striving to understand the connections between the internal and external world, concluding that awareness will guide us smoothly through the turbulences of life. The real art of communication lies within good sense and compassion towards others, in order for us to relieve feelings of suffering from ourselves and from each other.
– Spent 10 years as an employee in an advertising company
– Spent the following 10 years as a founder of a research company and participated in research, consulting, branding, and marketing
– Volunteered at Dhamma organizations, hospitals, and nonprofit groups such as Thai Plum Village, Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, and Thai Health Promotion Foundation
– Edited the journal Plum and translated the books titled The Art of Power and Peace is Every Step, written by Thich Nhat Hanh