Guided Meditation for Everyone: Mindfulness and Philosophy

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Global Room, 1A36

De Boelelaan 1105 · Amsterdam

How to find us

Through the gate of the main building (VU), go upstairs on the left (Floor 1) and then turn left, enter the door on the right.

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Hello, everyone:

This free event will help you pick up the skills of meditation by avoiding the pitfalls. This event is for everyone who is interested in practising mindfulness to deal with the issues in life (though such an expectation should not be held): if you are a newbie, you will learn the meditation techniques; if you are an adept meditator, just join me and do the meditation together.

In this event, I will share with you the meditation techniques and common pitfalls; share some philosophical thoughts and multiple perspectives on mindfulness hopefully from which you can get some inspiration. Most importantly, we will do the guided meditation together to experience it to find the subjective knowledge relevant to ourselves.

Mindfulness is not a belief or religion per se, but how to relate you to your beliefs.

This event only lasts one hour, but a relaxing chat after is possible if you want to stay.

Schedule (subject to change depending on the attendance)

1. Meditation basics, for any beginners attending the session or a warm-up discussion.
2. Guided Meditation 1
3. A keynote speech followed/interspersed by Q&A and light-hearted chat.
4. Guided Meditation 2 to end the session (everyone leaves with peace and calm).

Who am I?

I am Chao (Cico) Zhang, a researcher, a mathematician and thinker focusing on human minds, philosophy, artificial intelligence and biology. Mindfulness is vital to my philosophy, and I want to help more people get on with it.

More information about my thoughts on mindfulness can be found from