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The meditative practice of Joy and Positive Psychotherapy

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

| Free

The meditative practice of Joy and Positive Psychotherapy

Presenter: Dr. Eng Kong Tan

Facilitator: Tina Ng

Wed 17 August | 7-8.30pm

Location: In person at Metta Centre (Bankstown) or Online (Zoom link below)

Cost: By donation


Dr. E-K Tan will be weaving the Cultivation of Joy, the meditative practice of Mudita with the recent advent of Positive Psychotherapy for the benefit of all. Researchers have found that happiness consists of a set range from birth, (genetic, 50%), circumstances in life (only 10%) and 40% is under our control. We can practice ways of increasing positive experiences for a pleasant life, exercising our strengths and virtues for a good life and most importantly serving a higher purpose for a meaningful and deeply satisfying life. Dr Tan will refer to the Eight Pillars of Joy demonstrated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He will share a mindful meditation encompassing Buddhist and Psychotherapeutic evidence based practices to enhance our capacity for joy. There will be time for questions, discussions and contributions from participants as we learn joyfully together.


About the Presenter

Dr Tan is Founder President of the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists (AABCAP) and its first Director of Training of AABCAP’s two year Professional Training Course in Buddhist Psychotherapy. He is the Founder and Chair of Metta Clinic, an established group psychological practice in Pymble, Sydney. He is a former Chairman of Training of the PPAA, member of the Faculty of Training of ANZAP, and the Training Advisory Board of NSWIPP. He is also a former Chair of the Section of Psychotherapy of the RANZCP.

He continues to be on the Management and Training Committees of AABCAP. He is also a Lecturer, Academic Board Member and Adjunct Professor at Nan Tien Institute, the first Buddhist institution offering tertiary education in Australia. Dr. Tan works with individuals, couples and groups in his practice. He runs Meditation, Personal Development and Analytic Groups. He supervises helping professionals in mindfulness practices and in dynamic/analytic psychotherapies. In the last forty years he has presented keynote addresses, workshops and seminars on Meditation, Spirituality, Buddhism and Psychotherapy in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.


Hybrid event: Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive session with the speaker, with the discussions facilitated by Tina Ng in person at the Metta Centre (Bankstown). As we invite speakers from all around the world and Sydney, our speaker for this event will be joining us by video. You are welcome to join the session in person at the Metta Centre or online by clicking on this link to access the session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83506489824?pwd=cmpNQ1ljSmFVYURLWVN1dWllYUN1dz09 Alternatively, you can dial in from your telephone (call charges apply): +61 2 8015 6011 } Meeting ID: 835 0648 9824| Passcode: 718905