Love, Inner Disarmament, and MindfulnessVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Drink Reception 6:30pm
Violence, aggression, and war are fueled by anger, greed, and arrogance, it is arduous to achieve external disarmament without inner disarmament. In many countries around the world, inner disarmament is gradually seeping into the curriculum starting at the kindergarten level. It is believed that the more we incorporate ethics and compassion into our education, the better world we cultivate for our children and the future generations. The presentation will deal with how to tackle anger with mindfulness. It is paramount to recognize anger early by paying attention to our inner thoughts and feelings in the present moment. Mindfulness, which trains our mind to be more focused through concentration, enables us to understand our inner mind. Some mindfulness practices will be included in the workshop. The ways to enhance the natural default state of compassionating and concerning for others will also be discussed.
As the founder and president of the Altruism in Medicine Institute (AIMI), as well as the founder and chairman of the Human Values Institute (HVI) in Japan, Barry Kerzin is a professional doctor, a monk and a master of meditation. Greatly influenced by Buddhism, he has been endeavoring to avail of his religious and medical knowledge to teach medical personnel compassion and mindfulness. He is currently an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma and a Visiting Professor at Central University of Tibetan Studies in Varanasi. Apart from advocating the benefits of compassion and mindfulness, Barry has also been generously providing free medical care to the impoverished up to the highest lamas.
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