Eastern Philosophy and Wellbeing
with Sonam Thakchoe
Exploring mindfulness: gain insight into why it is good for your wellbeing and how it works.
"Enemies such as greed, hate, anger, fear, anxiety etc do not have hands and feet and other limbs. They are neither brave nor are they wise. How is it they enslave me?" Santideva, The Way of a Sage.
We are thrilled to be offering eastern philosophy discussions presented by Sonam Thakchoe. You will explore how mindfulness exercises may bring about meaningful living, and how you can turn around some of life's most powerful challenges. Each week Sonam will present a question or a quote related to a specific theme, for participants to discuss and explore:
4th Nov: The mind is the path of a meaningful life
11th Nov: Fostering resilience through mindful presence
18th Nov: Managing anger and stress with mindfulness
25th Nov: Coping with fear and anxiety of death and dying
1st Dec: Beating and bouncing back from depressive thoughts
8th Dec: Fostering self-esteem
BOOKINGS RECOMMENDED: You can book via the ticketing system below so that we know you are coming, or just turn up.
PLEASE NOTE: While Sonam is donating his time to run these sessions we ask you to give a donation towards the costs of running these sessions, if you can. The first $5 will go to the Scholarship Fund of the Tasmanian Tibetan Community, and the rest will go to Kickstart Arts, an ACNC registered charity. Thank you for your support.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Sonam Thakchöe (Ph.D., University of Tasmania) is a Senior Philosophy Lecturer at University of Tasmania, where he teaches Asian philosophy, coordinates the Asian Philosophy Program, and directs the Tasmanian Buddhist Studies in India Exchange Program. His research focuses on Indo-Tibetan Middle Way Philosophy, with a particular emphasis on ontology, epistemology, ethics, and Buddhist philosophy of mind.
His publications include dozens of referred articles, book chapters and four scholarly books: Dignāga’s Investigation of the Percept (Oxford University Press, 2016); Moonpaths: Ethics and Emptiness (New York: Oxford, 2015); Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2011); and The Two Truths Debate: Tsongkhapa and Gorampa on the Middle Way (Wisdom Publications, 2007).