We will learn about meditation and mindfulness to better understand ourselves. We will explore how to transform our habits and how to deal with adversity and emotions to achieve stillness and reflection. The course itself will be a combination of learning with a practical component such as: sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, total relaxation, etc. We will go over the heart of meditative practice including the 4 foundations of mindfulness. We will also explore other topics on meditation such as its history, spiritual teachings, dealing with emotions, scientific findings, meditation in the context of religion, community building, education, workplace, and how to continue our meditative practice at home.
Peter Trang entered the monastery at the age of 11 years and in 2009 was ordained as a Buddhist monk. He has a BSc (Psychology) from the UofA. Peter has shared the practice in various settings from post-secondary institutions to seniors’ homes. He has worked for many years hoping for a more mindful society in the future.