Held via Zoom
Sensei Mui, DBS, PhD
It is a bitter irony that nearly all people seem to desire to live in peace while society is incessantly embroiled in conflict. Relationships are marred by tension, distrust or open hostility. Harmonious relations are a necessary condition for our own authentic happiness, fulfillment and meaningful connection. Conflict is ultimately detrimental for both victor and victim alike. Many contemporary studies and practices of peace are more socially and institutionally-oriented, often leaving the concept of inner peace underdeveloped. Buddhism, however, has deepened the psychological analysis of the human mind, addressing the root cause of suffering and how it can be overcome to achieve internal serenity. In this program, we will explore how this analysis of the human mind elaborates inner peace and how it can lead to social peace.
About the Instructor
After multiple tours of duty in Vietnam as a combat medic, Sensei Mui was ordained in Thailand as a Buddhist monk in the Forest Tradition practicing for ten years. He eventually took a Doctorate in Buddhist Studies (DBS) at the Pāli Institute in Sri Lanka, returning to the United States he was later awarded a PhD in psycholinguistics. During the past fifty years, Sensei has studied and been ordained in multiple Buddhist disciplines yet always filtering these teachings through the lens of the original teachings. Sensei acts as a Buddhist therapist utilizing meditation as a tool to foster emotional and cognitive well-being. He works with both individuals and groups in both private and corporate settings.
*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that the current CEU processing time is around 3-4 weeks during this time of limited office use.