With Tan Chade Meng
A Buddhist leader must be knowledgeable in basic Buddhism and have a meditation practice. With this foundation, what other qualities must a Buddhist leader acquire in order to be outstanding? What does success look like for an outstanding Buddhist leader, and can this success be transferable to professional and community domains?
Participants must have read ‘What the Buddha Taught’ and ‘In the Buddha’s Words’. It is also beneficial for us to be familiar with Meng’s book, ‘Search Inside Yourself’, particularly the three-step training plan of attention training, self-knowledge and self-mastery and creating useful mental habits.
Who should attend: Buddhist youth leaders and talents
14 June 2014 (Saturday)
9.00am – 4.00pm
Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre
20 Lorong 27A Geylang S’pore 388112
Tan Chade Meng (Meng) is a Google pioneer, an award-winning engineer, a New York Times bestselling author, a thought leader and a philanthropist. He is also quite funny. Meng is Google’s Jolly Good Fellow (which no body can deny) and his job description is to “enlighten minds, open hearts, create world peace”. One of Meng’s main projects at Google is a groundbreaking mindfulness-based emotional intelligence course called Search Inside Yourself which has been endorsed by world, business and spiritual leaders around the world. Outside of Google, Meng is the Founder and President of the Tan Teo Charitable Foundation and the Founder and Chairman of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI). He is also the Founding Patron of Stanford University’s Centre for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Meng graduated from NTU and won the National Software Competition. He considered himself a Buddhist “on most weekdays, especially Mondays”. He is an avid meditator, because meditation facilitates in him inner peace and happiness “without doing real work”. Meng has spoken at TED, the United Nations and the White House. The Dalai Lama gave him a hug for his 40th birthday. His personal motto is, “Life is too important to be taken seriously”. Meng hopes to see every workplace in the world become a drinking fountain for happiness and enlightenment.
Organiser: Buddhist Youth Network
Venue Sponsor: Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre