APR 10th 2021
In the midst of a global pandemic we face one of our greatest life challenges, striving to maintain balance and stability. In our shared vulnerability to this savage virus, there is not only loss and grief, but also great opportunity for personal and social transformation. We may even realize that we can’t and don’t want to simply return to the old normal, but sense the possibility of finding new balance or greater wholeness. Let’s sit for a moment of Heartfulness to nurture courage and acceptance, and find meaning in our daily struggles.
Speaker : Dr. Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu is a clinical and cultural psychologist on the faculties of Stanford’s School of Humanities and Science and School of Medicine. He teaches courses in Heartfulness, a way of being with mindfulness, compassion, and responsibility. He has engaged in education as a transformation for 30 years at Harvard, the University of Tokyo, and Stanford—integrating Eastern and Western ways, art and science, tradition and innovation—designing gentle, healing, inclusive learning spaces. His scholarly work has contributed to understanding in areas of mindfulness, wellness, narrative psychology, racial identity, multicultural counseling, and diversity in both Japan and the United States. He uses storytelling to enhance whole-person learning. Author of many books, including From Mindfulness to Heartfulness: Transforming Self and Society with Compassion.
For more information visit his website: www.murphyshigematsu.com
- New rituals for sensing balance and wholeness
- Integrating Asian cultural wisdom with current science
- Remembering what gives us a sense of meaning
- Understanding Heartfulness as Mindfulness, Compassion, and Responsibility
Who Should Attend
This session is for anyone interested in reflecting on who they are and why they are here through Heartfulness as a practice for navigating these tough times.