Meditating with Joy, Ease and Relaxation
by Tan Chade Meng (Google pioneer and author of Search Inside Yourself)
Joy is an extremely important factor of meditation practice. It is one of seven factors of enlightenment and two of the five factors of Jhana. When applied skillfully in one's meditation practice, it can make meditation both more fun and more effective. In this workshop, Meng will help you bring joy to the forefront of your practice, along with joy's close cousins: ease and relaxation. When meditation is joyful, easy and relaxing, we will actually meditate and then reap its benefit in both our spiritual and work lives. Whether you are a tertiary student earning academic success, or a young professional climbing the corporate ladder, these skills will be useful to you.
Tan Chade Meng (Meng) is a Google pioneer, an award-winning engineer, a New York Times bestselling author, a thought leader and a philanthropist. He is also quite funny. Meng is Google's Jolly Good Fellow (which no body can deny) and his job description is to "enlighten minds, open hearts, create world peace". One of Meng's main projects at Google is a groundbreaking mindfulness-based emotional intelligence course called Search Inside Yourself which has been endorsed by world, business and spiritual leaders around the world. Outside of Google, Meng is the Founder and President of the Tan Teo Charitable Foundation and the Founder and Chairman of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI). He is also the Founding Patron of Stanford University's Centre for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Meng graduated from NTU and won the National Software Competition. He considered himself a Buddhist "on most weekdays, especially Mondays". He is an avid meditator, because meditation facilitates in him inner peace and happiness "without doing real work". Meng has spoken at TED, the United Nations and the White House. The Dalai Lama gave him a hug for his 40th birthday. His personal motto is, "Life is too important to be taken seriously". Meng hopes to see every workplace in the world become a drinking fountain for happiness and enlightenment.
Who should attend: Tertiary students and young professionals
Date: 13 July 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Venue: Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre
Address: 20-24 Lor 27A Geylang Road S(388112)
Fee: Donation at the Door
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Organised by: Buddhist Youth Network
Event Sponsor: Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre