Tim Ryan: Building a Mindful Nation – Together

Simon Fraser University and the Dalai Lama Center
Sunday, April 15, 2012, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

 

Sunday, April 15
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1400 

515 West Hastings Street (map)

Tickets
Free admission; Please RSVP

 

About the Event
As the proven benefits of mindfulness continue to be revealed, Congressman Tim Ryan is enthusiastically encouraging this basic human quality in school programs, hospitals, doctor’s offices, the military, and other vital institutions. Americans have experienced challenging times lately and in the midst of it all, a quiet revolution has been gathering momentum. 
 
People across the nation have been finding ways to live more mindfully. Rep. Ryan talks about how this revolutionary work can help his fellow Americans reduce stress, improve their performance, and recapture their can-do spirit. By slowing down and paying attention, Ryan says, his nation can create a dynamic new vision for America—together.
 
What can we learn from Rep. Ryan? Is there perhaps a mindful revolution needed where you live? Join us for a free dialogue on Sunday, April 15 at SFU Harbour Centre. Arrive early to guarantee your seat.
 

About Rep. Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, at the age of 29, and is currently serving in his fifth term representing Ohio's 17th Congressional District. Congressman Ryan follows a daily mindfulness practice. He has been an outspoken advocate for promoting mindfulness practice as an aid to dealing with the variety of complex problems we face every day.
 
During his tenure, he has helped to get mindfulness and social and emotional learning programs established in several schools in his district. He also spearheaded a conference at a medical school on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and is the author of A Mindful Nation: How Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit.
 
Learn more about Mindful Nation. Watch the video below.
 

 

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