June 22, 2018
7:00 pm CDT - 9:00 pm CDT
Instructor: Sensei Mui
It is said that Jung placed himself in a meditative state when he worked on the “Red Book”. There are parallels between Jung’s creation of the Red Book and meditation. Meditation seems as old as humankind and, at least in the West, one of the most misunderstood mental development practices. Even basic knowledge of meditation is somewhat limited in the West and the practice is often extremely diluted, yet meditation offers a complete life changing system of techniques, approaches and benefits.
The purpose of meditation is to actualize as an authentic human being and with that comes happiness. What is the theory behind meditation? How does it work neurologically? Physically? Psychologically? What is the practice of meditation really about? What exactly is a “mandala” and what is its purpose? You just might be surprised at the answers to these questions and a few more you may not have thought about.
About the Instructor
Sensei Mui has been a meditator for 51 years and has taught meditation for 48 of them. He was ordained a Theravada monk in Thailand in 1971 and in multiple Mahayana traditions, including Sōto Zen, Tibetan Buddhism, Esoteric Tendai and Pure Land Buddhism, since then. He was awarded a Doctor of Buddhist Studies (DBS) degree with a psychology specialty and PhD in literature and languages with a specialty in psycholinguistics. He is currently a teacher with Hongaku Jōdo, an organization of Buddhist teachers and clergy in the Western tradition. He also works as a Buddhist counselor and therapist utilizing cognitive and meditative therapies. Sensei Mui’s style is to clearly present the teachings found in the early Buddhist scriptures as well as the writings of the Mahayana traditions making even the deepest concepts accessible to people in the 21st century.