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Sep 30, 2018

October 1 at noon

Hope to see you at a free book talk at USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, October 1, noon, East Asian Seminar Room, 101C, Doheny Memorial Library, University Park Campus in LA. I'll be just returning from Kamakura and Koyasan in Japan where I've been actively involved in a dynamic movement integrating Zen and other forms of Buddhist practices with the art and science of Mindfulness. Some leaders in Buddhist communities are stressing the need for more flexibility and less emphasis on strict rituals in their practices while some social scientists like me are drawn to learning from the rich cultural tradition and deep wisdom in Buddhism.

Apr 21, 2018

Showa University, Tokyo

Mindfulness in Medicine

Mindfulness has been part of health care for several decades and its role is increasingly growing. It has found popularity in stress reduction and wellness programs for patients as research provides more evidence for its effectiveness, not only for patients but also in self-care for medical professionals. These seminars will provide experiential learning about mindfulness and my "heartfulness" education program for leadership and wellness at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Mar 15, 2018

A conversation with Helge Osterhold

Transforming Self and Society with Compassion

I'll be speaking about my latest book, From Mindfulness to Heartfulness: Transforming Self and Society with Compassion, for the California Institute of Integral Studies, Public Programs.

Feb 16, 2018

Humboldt State University

From Mindfulness to Heartfulness

Talk at School of Social Work with Richard Katz, author of Indigenous Healing Psychology.

Jan 18, 2018

UCLA Powell Library, East Rotunda

Hapa Japan

A discussion with Velina Hasu Houston, Duncan Ryuken Williams, and Curtiss Takada Rooks on Hapa Japan, the first substantial collection of essays to survey the history and cultural representations of global mixed-race identities of persons of Japanese descent.

Jan 08, 2018

Winter Courses at Stanford University

Trauma, Healing and Empowerment

Heartfulness: Mindfulness, Compassion, and Responsibility

Transforming Self and Systems

Oct 27, 2019

ACMHE Conference

Radicalizing Contemplative Education

Compassion, Intersectionality, and Justice in Challenging Times: ​The 9th Annual Conference of Association of Contemplative Mind in Higher Education at 1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley, CA, October 27 – 29, 2017

Sep 04, 2017

Zen 2.0, Kamakura, Japan

A Heartful Way of Accepting and Changing

Keynote talk at the first mindfulness global forum in the heart of Japanese Zen. 

May 25, 2017

APAC Coaching Conference, Bangkok, Thailand

Harmony and Mindfulness for Humanity

Keynote talk on Heartfulness: Making peace in ourselves and in the world. Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches

Nov 04, 2016

Negotiating Multiethnicity and Cultural Identity in the Nikkei Community

Keynote talk on changing Japanese American identities

Oct 07, 2016

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Association of Contemplative Mind in Higher Education

Transforming Higher Education: Fostering Contemplative Inquiry, Community, and Social Action

Sep 07, 2016

Singapore Civil Service College

Heartful Community Building

Teaching the Heartfulness Community model to groups dedicated to community building in Singapore

Aug 27, 2016



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Jun 29, 2016

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Jun 19, 2016

Waseda University, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies

Expanding the Borders of who and what is "Japanese"

Japanese society is composed of a small number of visible minorities, such as Hafu, but many more invisible minorities who challenge the borders of what defines Japanese culture and behavior.  

Mar 18, 2016

Naropa University

Mindfulness, MOOCS and Money in Higher Education: Contemplative Possibilities and Promise

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Mar 30, 2016

Stanford University

“Mindful Intelligence: Making Peace in Ourselves and in the World”

Course Closed (full enrollment) 

10 Week Course open to Stanford students

March 30 - June 1

Apr 13, 2016

Stanford University

“Heartfulness in the Classroom”

Speakers from Stanford University LifeWorks and UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center

Panel presentation at Contemplative Practice in Teaching and Learning

Venue, speaker list and time TBA

Open to the public

Apr 14, 2016

Center for Asian Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco

"Negotiating Identities: Mixed-Race Individuals in China, Japan, and Korea"

Spring symposium held at the University of San Francisco, 

Thursday and Friday, April 14-15, 2016

General Public: $25 for two-day admission, $15 for one-day admission
Non-USF Students: $15 for two-day admission, $5 for one-day admission
USF Faculty, Staff, and Students, Free

Jun 01, 2016

Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Talks as Guest Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Studies

Guest professor, courses open to Waseda Students. 

June 1—July 1, 2016

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