Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
Closing Keynote #6 @ Summit 1 Hall
Each day many of us fill our spare moments checking our phones, replying emails, catching up on social media updates or playing some mobile game. We tend to spend too much time occupied with tasks at hand and distracted by thoughts. However, to bring about meaningful changes, we have to seek transformation from within ourselves and that is a journey that starts from the realisation that we are empty of any inherent nature.
As the roots of emptiness teachings and practices originate from Buddhist teachings, it is most appropriate that we welcome Venerable Shi Chuan Guan from Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery to enlighten us about emptiness.
What does it mean by “conditionally arising phenomena” and how is it connected with emptiness? What does a piping hot bowl of delicious laksa have to do with emptiness? In his keynote, Venerable Chuan Guan will introduce the tenets of emptiness and guide us to reconstruct our perception of the self and our experiences. Through his talk, we will also find out the intersection between emptiness and our UX practice, and how we can cultivate ourselves.
Workshop Topic #11 @ Room 333
Mindfulness is the buzzword these days and is sometimes seen as the panacea for everything. Can mindfulness really cure all our ills?
This workshop gives you a sample of mindfulness meditation and highlights the various ways mindfulness is not meant to be applied.