The Non-Doing Experiment

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What’s it all about?

In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become an inherent part of modern day living.  Many of us have developed the tendency of constantly doing things, instead of simply being, and we seem to find more comfort in always being ‘busy’ instead of finding time to truly relax.

Yet, are we human doing or human being?

Join this class to learn just to be again.  The concept of non-doing is essential to the ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism.  In the ancient book of Tao De Jing by Lao Zi, there is a verse on ‘Doing and Non-Doing’ (为无为)  which highlights the balance between doing and non-doing (or simply a state of being).  It asks us to let our actions be inspired and guided by a healthy state of being, or well-being.

What will we cover?

In this class we will explore the notion of ‘Non-Doing’ that is central to the Chinese Taoism, by exploring a more contemporary understanding of ‘Non-Doing’ that is relevant and practical for our modern day living.

We will:

  • Look at some of the ancient Taoist teachings in Tao De Jing for its wisdom
  • Discuss what ‘Non-Doing’ means, and what ‘being’ means
  • Try some playful exercises and mindful meditations to allow you to experience the power of being
  • Finish the workshop with a guided meditation.

Who will be teaching?

Elva Zhang is the founder of Peace Lab, which was created to provide a new way to cultivate well-being, positive mindset and build stronger connections.

Originally from China, Elva came to study in Australia as an international student after completing high school.  She is a lawyer by profession, who used to be SO serious! Peace Lab was therefore born out of her own experiences dealing with stress, anxiety and negative self-talks.   Elva loves synthesising wisdom from ancient Eastern philosophies (Chinese Taoism, Buddhism and Indian yogi traditions) and new discoveries from Western science (such as neuroplasticity). She is feeling lucky that nowdays she can share her passion for well-being and self-understanding through Peace Lab while stilling being able to work as a lawyer.

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