What you will learn:

This is a great introduction for anyone who has always wanted to know about Buddhism but didn't know where to start or where to look to learn about this very fascinating way of life.

In this Elective you will be given a brief history as well as some of the key components and tenets of Buddhism such as introductory vocab, the etymology (Root) meaning of key words, and the practice and theory behind meditation , sitting, kneeling and walking in silience.

About the instructor:

Hakim Tafari is originally from the UK and currently resides in the Los Angeles area.

In the mid 1990’s, after an injury and illness that led him to acupuncture, he was introduced to a life of mindful movement and herbal medicines as well as running that helped him to adopt a lifestyle that supported his wellbeing. For over 20 years Hakim has been practicing many different martial arts, specializing and sharing the practice Kung Fu, Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong. He has also become vastly skilled in Eastern bodywork of Shiatsu/Thai Yoga Massage and the Five Element Theory.

Among other expertise, Hakim is a Buddhist Dharma practitioner and meditation facilitator blending his meditative practice with street and trail running. He shares how the practice of running and mindfulness blends and offers a place of refuge for those seeking more peace and balance in their lives.

Hakim teaches mindfulness to Buddhist practitioners, as well as athletes and professionals who work in corporate environments. All in all, his deep learnings and practices in Eastern medicine has propelled his influence with people all over the world. As a social activist promoting wellbeing, movement and natural medicines, Hakim’s experience of mindfulness and social awareness supports his friends, family and community at large. He believes that the essence of mindfulness is not only something to be practiced for the self, but for those seeking to walk (or run) a path of non-judgement, non-ego and compassion for the greater good of all beings.
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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