Mindfulness and Meditation in Daily Life
Learn how to:
- Connect and become friends with your mind
- Improve appreciation of yourself and the world
- Use meditation to support your well-being in busy life.
This workshop includes teaching, practice and Q&A sessions.
Teacher: Elena Dokun Dakmo, PhD, Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher
My name is Elena Dokun Dakmo. I hold a PhD in Psychology, and have worked in the areas of Clinical, Social, Environmental and Health Psychology.
I became interested in Mindfulness and Meditation because while trying to understand other people’s minds in my work, I also felt the need to better connect with my own mind, understand and befriend it. Since 2010, I have been fortunate to study with several world-renowned meditation masters in the Tibetan tradition, and completed over 5000 hours of practice, both in retreat and daily life.
In 2015, one of my own Teachers instructed me to teach, and so I started to offer secular Mindfulness and Meditation sessions. In doing so, I combine the knowledge from the millennia-long Eastern contemplative traditions with the Western psychological query. My heartfelt intent is to help people re-discover their intrinsic well-being, which is independent of external conditions.
What I like about teaching Mindfulness and Meditation, is that teacher and student find themselves on the same ‘wave’, and simultaneously enjoy this process of working with the mind. I also like to hear my students say that they feel more open, calm and happy, and that meditation sessions produce long-lasting effects.
Here is a quote from one of my Teachers, which sums up it all:
‘Anything can arise within space. Thoughts, feelings, and sensations are like birds flying in the sky, which don’t leave any trace of their flight. Let them fly. Let them come and go without a trace. Let yourself become the space that welcomes any experience without judgment. That is who you are, after all’ ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Open Heart, Open Mind