The MCC Lecture Series opens the 2016-17 season on Wednesday, Oct. 5, with a talk and workshop by Dr. Dat Pham, a Buddhist Zen Master who operates the Tathata Nourishment Center, a Zen Buddhist Practice Center, in Perris, California.
Pham’s presentation, “Mindfulness: Practice and Benefits,” begins at 7 p.m. in Stevenson Center Room 1100. The event is free and open to the public.
A Zen Master from the Mahayana, Theravada and Vipassana traditions, Pham graduated from the Temple University School of Pharmacy with honors. He is a licensed registered pharmacist and certified dietary manager in Pennsylvania and California. He has worked in his professions in the U.S. and Vietnam.
He mentors at Temple University and is a teaching assistant at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania.
Pham holds seminars and workshops on a variety of subjects, including health and nutrition issues for both body and mind, for communities around the world.
His talk at MCC will draw from his course “The Art of Living: Healthy and Free,” which is based on anatomy and physiology, scientific information, body-mind-spirit philosophy, and Buddhist philosophy.
Among the topics Pham will address are:
- Basic body structures and functions
- How to nourish the body, mind, and spirit
- The art of mindful eating, drinking, breathing, walking, and working
- How to use foods as nutrition and medicine in daily life to treat, heal, or prevent illnesses
- The power of mind, positive thinking, letting go, love, and forgiveness
- The importance of exercise, tai-chi, and Ki Gong
- How to recognize abnormal signs and symptoms early in your body
- Simple techniques to exam and assist your body functions
- How to heal, treat, or prevent illnesses without using medication
- The foundations of human beings and universe.
- Basic Natural laws applied in life
- Four levels of nutrition: edible food, sensible food, mental, and spiritual food
- How meditation, relaxation and affirmation can help in healing
“This presentation should be helpful for people who want a different perspective on how to improve their eating, thinking, and health,” said Andy Wible, MCC philosophy instructor and director of the MCC lecture Series.
For more information, contact Wible at (231) 777-0626.