I've been surprised of late how many people in finance -- and in particular hedge fund managers -- are dedicated meditators. Makes sense of course. Trading public securities is about as stressful a job as it gets, and so much of the game is keeping your cool when everyone else in the giant fear-and-greed game isn't.
Here's a good article someone just shared with me from Time Magazine, on a well-known futures trader who claims that "Meditation is my secret weapon." Companies like Google, Deutsch Bank and Hughes Aircraft are seeing the benefits, and are offering meditation classes to their employees.