The Ph.D. Program in History

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9/27 – Learning to Live With Ease and Spaciousness: An Introduction to Mindfulness

There is no question that we have been experiencing a pivotal, paradigm-shifting time for the world,
and collectively we will be experiencing its ripple effects for years to come. The collective grief and
anxiety of a global pandemic and the impacts of pre-existing conditions such as racism and
systemic oppression cannot be underestimated. We have been continually called in and challenged
to be in deep and radical relationship to the nature of impermanence. To meet this call, we must
lean into practices that can support our moment-to-moment experience. In this experiential
workshop you will learn the fundamentals of mindfulness meditation and how to work with whatever
arises within your internal experience and to meet the moment with more ease and spaciousness.

Date: September 27, 2021 (Monday)
Time: 12noon-1:30pm EST via Zoom
Facilitators: Helen Park, LCSW, MFA & Shiyun Chen
Register in advance for this workshop (Please use your GC or SOJĀ email address)

Helen Hyun-Kyung Park (LCSW, MFA) is an anti-oppressive psychotherapist and meditation
teacher based in New York City. She draws upon her work in the arts, contemplative and somatic
practices, family systems therapy, and anti-racist praxis to create a way of working with clients that
is integrative, embodied, and holistic. Helen is a practitioner of the Buddhadharma in the Tibetan
traditions. She is Director of Community and International Training at the Ackerman Institute for the
Family and has a small private practice in New York City.

Shiyun Chen is a Clinical Fellow at the GC, Student Counseling Services

Sponsored by the GC Wellness Center