The Magic Dance: Mindfulness Meditation Traditional & Contemporary

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  • May 21, 2021
    3:00 pm CDT - 5:00 pm CDT

Held via Zoom
Sensei Mui, DBS, PhD
CEUs: 2

Modern exponents of mindfulness meditation promote the therapeutic effects of “bare attention” which is a sort of non-judgmental, non-discursive attending to the moment-to-moment flow of consciousness. It is acknowledged that the practice originated with the Buddha.

But…The Pāli term for meditation is bhāvanā (development) meaning “the development of skillful qualities in the mind.” Bhāvanā is a type of karma or the intentional activity ultimately leading to the end of karma (habitual thinking patterns). Another Pāli term for meditation: kammatthāna means “the work at hand.” These terms offset the common assumption that meditation is an inactive, passive, all-encompassing acceptance. Meditation is a very pro-active process. It has an agenda and works actively to bring it about.

This presentation defines mindfulness meditation as it is and explains how it was intended to be practiced before it was Americanized, monetized and dumbed down.

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.

Recommended Reading
Keeping the Breath In Mind by Ajahn Lee Dhammadaro

*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.

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