Mindfulness events

Currently, in my free time, I am organizing a mindfulness event in Global Room, Vrije University Amsterdam. In this event, mindfulness training (guided meditation) is provided to help attendees gain more insight into their mind, followed by some philosophical and multi-perspective discussion. The target audience is the high-educated group, but the event is welcome for everyone to join to meditate. More information about this event can be found from this Meetup group or VU international staff Meetup group.

Topics Discussed Recently

In each session, we have a central topic formed also limited the language, which usually depicts one perspective of mindfulness. Setting aside the language, all topics and aspects are interconnected.

For example, if one want to improve the mental skills of non-judgment, it is not possible to improve non-judgement by simply being non-judgmental, which is the mental statue one aspires to achieve. One has to improve the mental skills of gratitude, non-attachment, etc, which is also called non-striving. That's the tricky part if we see it with the symbolic thinking (languages), but that's probably the true nature of mind.

Here you will find a list of topics discussed in the past sessions.

If you would like to attend the event, please sign up at


It is at the early stage of planning and brainstorming. I wish I would have enough time in 2019 to make it happen.

Contacts: chao zhang


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Number: +31 6 86060088