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This meetup focuses on 禅 (Zen) and 正念 (Mindfulness), everything is about the nature and truth of human mind. We tackle this topic with Buddhist philosophy and neurophilosophy without abstruse terms.

Mindful Amsterdam is a weekly events organized by Mindiverse to spread mindfulness and help people get on well with mindfulness practice to improve the well-being. To check out a series of topics discussed in the past events, please click https://events.mindiver.se/event/

Everything discussed in each event is open and always open. You may find all the resources used in the event via https://events.mindiver.se/resource/ (We try our best to keep it regularly updated).

Fees: free, but it is open to donations, via: https://events.mindiver.se/page/support-mindiverse/ (https://events.mindiver.se/page/support-mindiverse/?fbclid=IwAR0mRnRScJGsp4YjGUcCZcgZWmGdZdOrg6lBBkIgXqmYy1vxMWYFPoBAlzg) (this only tells you the fact that Mindiverse is open to donations, but not a hint to let you donate in any case, donation is purely voluntary.)

Intro video Version 2020:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDC6OZPjFg0

https://youtu.be/vYUACBTyR48

A second video made in October 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNSjTYJMM6w

Hello, everyone:

This group is about guided meditation and philosophy. if you are a newbie, you will learn the meditation techniques; if you are an adept meditator, you could join me and do the meditation together.

With proper philosophical thinking, we could cultivate some values via meditation to improve our well-being.

This group is open for everyone and open for any meditation tradition (there is no right or wrong meditation).

Free events are regularly organized for guided meditation, and everyone is welcome to join.

PS: I am Cico (https://hi-it.org), currently doing my PhD in Amsterdam. I am doing philosophy of human mind and computer science. I hope to help more people get on well with and benefit from mindfulness practice. If you are curious about my philosophical thought on mindfulness, you could check out https://mindful.mindiver.se

Recently, I got interviewed by an independent journalist for the mindfulness event. You can find this report here: https://www.advalvas.vu.nl/nieuws/phd-student-teaches-meditation-and-chinese-vu , which nicely summarized my viewpoints without any exaggeration.

Finally, I hope everyone has a wonderful day and enjoys the peace and calm from within.

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Online Meditation Session for All: Mindfulness and Philosophy

During the situation of coronavirus, there are two online 1-hour meditation sessions each week: Monday and Wednesday at 7 PM. Who needs meditation? 1. Anyone who would like to explore the inner world for freedom. 2. People who cannot stay calm easily for the time being for their well-being. 3. People would like to know the essence of the world, therefore for a deep level of peace. 4. Anyone. Meditation is life, life is meditation, so for anyone who needs to live a life. What is the schedule like? 1. Breath meditation technique review/explanation (best to watch the 10-min intro videos via https://events.mindiver.se/page/meditation/ if you are very new to meditation). 2. Philosophical exploration into the nature of mind: layman's terms of Zen, Taoism and neurons. 3. Meditate together to quieten the mind. 4. Q&A about meditation, (leave a message during the session, we try our best to answer) There are two ways to join the online session. 1. Interactive: via meeting platform; so we could see each other; join the session via https://authenticdays.whereby.com/mindiverse Check your camera and mic before joining, it is recommended to keep your microphone muted when joining the session, to avoid making unwanted noise due to the sensitivity of the microphone. Camera is optional. With the microphone muted, when you need to speak, press and hold the “space” button on the keyboard to “push to talk”; of course, you could also leave messages via “chat”. 2. Passive: watch the session via YouTube Live (Only Cico appears in the video, out of the privacy concern), for HD video and studio-level audio. YouTube Live URL: https://events.mindiver.se/page/youtube-live-url It is a one-hour session dedicated to meditation and quietening the mind. The event is free of charge, but donation is always welcome to support Mindiverse initiative via this link http://bit.ly/37TbXi1 or https://events.mindiver.se/page/support-mindiverse/ Hope this session could bring some stillness and peace to every attendee. If you find this session helpful, please share it with your friends. For the videos of the past sessions, visit Mindiverse YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/mindiverse For the information of the event, check out: https://events.mindiver.se

Online Meditation Evening Session

Online event

During the situation of coronavirus, there are two online 1-hour meditation sessions each week: Monday and Wednesday at 7 PM. Who needs meditation? 1. Anyone who would like to explore the inner world for freedom. 2. People who cannot stay calm easily for the time being for their well-being. 3. People would like to know the essence of the world, therefore for a deep level of peace. 4. Anyone. Meditation is life, life is meditation, so for anyone who needs to live a life. What is the schedule like? 1. Breath meditation technique review/explanation (best to watch the 10-min intro videos via https://events.mindiver.se/page/meditation/ if you are very new to meditation). 2. Philosophical exploration into the nature of mind: layman's terms of Zen, Taoism and neurons. 3. Meditate together to quieten the mind. 4. Q&A about meditation, (leave a message during the session, we try our best to answer) There are two ways to join the online session. 1. Interactive: via meeting platform; so we could see each other; join the session via https://authenticdays.whereby.com/mindiverse Check your camera and mic before joining, it is recommended to keep your microphone muted when joining the session, to avoid making unwanted noise due to the sensitivity of the microphone. Camera is optional. With the microphone muted, when you need to speak, press and hold the “space” button on the keyboard to “push to talk”; of course, you could also leave messages via “chat”. 2. Passive: watch the session via YouTube Live (Only Cico appears in the video, out of the privacy concern), for HD video and studio-level audio. YouTube Live URL: https://events.mindiver.se/page/youtube-live-url It is a one-hour session dedicated to meditation and quietening the mind. The event is free of charge, but donation is always welcome to support Mindiverse initiative via this link http://bit.ly/37TbXi1 or https://events.mindiver.se/page/support-mindiverse/ Hope this session could bring some stillness and peace to every attendee. If you find this session helpful, please share it with your friends. For the videos of the past sessions, visit Mindiverse YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/mindiverse For the information of the event, check out: https://events.mindiver.se

(YouTube Live) Laozi, Zhuang Zhou and Meditation: a pathless land to truth

This is a special meditation session, because it is a lecture for bachelor students at University College Utrecht (UCU). It is about Taoism and Zen, the nature of mind and the modernized way to disseminate this spiritual philosophy in this globalized and chaotic world. If you are curious about Chinese and Asian philosophy (as one of the approaches to the nature of mind), this is the lecture for you. The live stream is via YouTube Live (from Mindiverse) for everyone and via Zoom (from UCU) for the students in the classroom (due to the coronavirus). YouTube Live URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC3vbNi-_s8 More information about Mindiverse events, check out https://events.mindiver.se

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Online Meditation Evening Session

Online event