Club Lunch: A Lesson in Meditation, Compassion and Stress Management
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
12:45PM – LUNCH
1:15PM – ADDRESS
Speaker: Dr. Barry Kerzin
Buddhist Monk / Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong
Practicing meditation and compassion help relieve stress. So what is meditation? It is a mental activity that focuses our mind and brings clarity. The mind becomes more efficient and our perspective broadens. Shifting our almost constant attention on our needs to the needs of others widens our outlook allowing more meaning in our lives. Both these activities bring more calm, peace, and wellbeing. The speaker will discuss the interface of modern science and Buddhist psychology and philosophy, ethics and compassion. He will also demonstrate how to meditate and he will do it together with the audience.
Dr. Kerzin was part of a group of advisers to the Dalai Lama on Western medicine. He received an MD degree from the University of Southern California and was an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Washington, a Visiting Professor at both Central University of Tibetan Studies in Varanasi, India. He continues to be a Diplomat in the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Practice. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong. He is founder and chairman of the Human Values Institute in Japan and founder and president of the Altruism in Medicine Institute.