Sat, 15 July, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mindfulness is often associated with the practice of meditation when presented in secular contexts. However, being a natural quality of our mind, it can also function and be developed through other means.
This talk will look at a socio-cognitive definition of mindfulness from the work of Ellen Langer, why we would want to be more mindful, and how to do it without meditating.
Teacher: Wai Cheong Kok
Wai Cheong Kok is from Singapore. Having graduated with a M.Sc in Chemistry and worked as a research chemist, he set out to deepen his understanding of spiritual practice by completing the first 7-year Masters program in Advanced Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra at Istituto Lama Tsong Khapa in Italy in 2004. This was followed by a four month solitary retreat in New Zealand.
He has been teaching meditation and Buddhism since 1996, with a special interest in making available the benefits of meditation to a wider audience. From 2006-2015, he has served as a senior resident teacher at Vajrayana Institute, a Tibetan Buddhist Centre affiliated to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). He currently resides in Singapore.