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Experiment of Non-Doing

  • Embiggen Books 197-203 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne, Victoria Australia (map)

What’s it all about?

In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become an inherent part of modern day living.  Many of us have developed the tendency of constantly doing things, instead of simply being, and we seem to find more comfort in always being ‘busy’ instead of finding time to truly relax.

Yet, are we human doing or human being?

Join this class to learn just to be again.  The concept of non-doing is essential to the ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism.  In the ancient book of Tao De Jing by Lao Zi, there is a verse on ‘Doing and Non-Doing’ (为无为)  which highlights the balance between doing and non-doing (or simply a state of being).  It asks us to let our actions be inspired and guided by a healthy state of being, or well-being.

What will we cover?

In this class we will explore the notion of ‘Non-Doing’ that is central to the Chinese Taoism, by exploring a more contemporary understanding of ‘Non-Doing’ that is relevant and practical for our modern day living.

We will:

  • Look at some of the ancient Taoist teachings in Tao De Jing for its wisdom
  • Discuss what ‘Non-Doing’ means, and what ‘being’ means
  • Try some playful exercises and mindful meditations to allow you to experience the power of being
  • Finish the workshop with a guided meditation.

WHERE & WHEN:

We are back to partner with Laneway Learning for providing accessible public classes in 2018!

Hope to connect with you in this big and strangely beautiful city on Wednesday, March 28th from 6:30pm to 7:45pm at the beautiful Embiggen Books on 197-203 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia.

PS: Grab this great price for Laneway Learning workshops at $16 ONLY, which is normally priced at $39.

Register through Laneway Learning:

https://melbourne.lanewaylearning.com/classes/the-non-doing-experiment/