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Experiment of Beginner's Mind (初心)

  • Embiggen Books 197-203 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

What’s it all about?

The concept of “Beginner’s Mind” can be traced back to various sources in Eastern wisdom teachings and philosophies, such as Buddhism, Japanese Zen traditions and Chinese Taoism.

However, what does “Beginner’s Mind” mean?  Essentially, “Beginner’s Mind” encourages an attitude of “non-knowing’, like the minds of young children that are without any pre-assumption, always innocent, curious and open.

It is a mind that is not confined and conditioned by the past experiences; rather, it takes each encounter and each event as an opportunity for a new experience. It is a mind of genuine freedom.

What is the benefit of having a “Beginner’s Mind”?  “In the Beginner’s Mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind there are few.”  —–  Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki

What will we cover?

In this workshop, we invite you to join us at an Experiment of “Beginner’s Mind”.  In particular, we will discuss, reflect and explore how we can apply such ancient wisdom in our modern life:

–       Do you dare to live a life with a “Beginner’s Mind”, waking up every day like a blank page, free from any judgments and expectations from yesterday?

–       Will you feel comfortable to meeting others without any pre-assumptions based on ages, race, gender, appearance, job titles and status?

In order to ground our understanding, we will infuse the workshop with playful exercises, heartful discussions and meditations to allow you to discover your unique understanding of Beginner’s Mind in your own unique way. We hope that you may leave the class with a “Beginner’s Mind”, so you may allow yourself to see new possibilities of tomorrow.

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 Tuesday, 29th May 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.

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