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K18004: CAN THE SUN SHINE EVERY DAY? – Positive Psychology: Designing Your Own Good Fortune

11.01.2018 - 14.01.2018

Class with Thay Phap An and Sister Song Nghiem

Is it possible to blossom as a human being to our fullest potential?
Mahayana Buddhism and positive psychology both answer: yes. It is possible to let our Buddha nature blossom and cultivate our life using insights gained by Martin Seligman and other psychologists in 1989 in the US. The teaching about Buddha nature results from looking deeply into human nature from a Buddhist perspective. In this class we will have the opportunity to study both of these teachings closely in order to let our life blossom and offer it in our confusing times as a positive contribution to the world. In addition to meditation we will also practice simple Qi Gong and Tai Chi exercises, as well as deep relaxation. We will fortify our bodies as receptacles for a wholesome healthy psyche and our happiness.

Sister Song Nghiem


Schwester Song Nghiem

Sister Song Nghiem, Adorment with Parallel, was born in Vietnam. She received her PHD in chemistry from Darmstadt Technical University. She subsequently worked as a chemist in research and in industry. In 2003 Thay appointed her as a lay Dharma Teacher and a year later she was ordained as a nun by Thay. In 2012 she once again received the Dharma teacher lamp, this time as a nun. Her special inter...

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Thay Phap An


Thay Phap An

Bhikshu Thích Chân Pháp Ấn is one of the elder disciples of Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh.

He received a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin in 1985. At the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), he received a Master of Science (MS) in Chemical Engineering in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in 1990. He was a Re...

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