Connie Yuan teaches and conducts research in the area of organizational communication and intercultural communication. Specifically, she is interested in studying knowledge management through the development of social capital, and the adoption and usage of information and communication technology. Her recent research has focused on examining cultural differences in cognition and decision making, for instance, how American and Chinese people react differently to climate change initiatives and how they obtain health information differently. She has also explored how differences in communication styles between the East and the West influence the effectiveness of intercultural collaboration and expertise sharing. She is also has been meditating almost daily since 2012. She has trained in both Taoist and Buddhist meditation traditions.
Meditation has gained immense popularity in the Western world, made evident through the abundance of books, courses, and apps available on the subject. Western science is increasingly backing the physical and emotional benefits of meditation for overall well-being. In this course, you will be guided through the foundational philosophy and practical insights for establishing a successful meditation practice.
The course encompasses various mindfulness meditation routines based on Tibetan Buddhist practices learned from Master Khenpo Sodargye. While emphasizing the current Western interest in meditation, the course aligns with classic Buddhist techniques in posture and breathing exercises. Through instruction and exercises, you will discover traditional mindfulness foundations, tailored to address contemporary societal challenges and encourage compassion and empathy toward diversity. Whether a novice or an experienced meditator, this course is designed to enrich your techniques and foster personal growth, contributing to healing relationships and building compassion.
In order to get the most benefit from this course, you will need to be prepared to set aside a total of 10 to 30 minutes each day to practice the meditation exercises.
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Individual contributors
- Global leaders
- Business leaders
- Anyone in a collaborative role, specifically interculturally