The Internal Landscape of the Human Body
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
7pm at Orchard City Banquet Hall, Campbell Community Center (sponsored by Campbell Library)
Discover the profound knowledge of energy currents in the human body acquired over millennia by practitioners of the internal healing arts. Explore how our emotions and trauma impact our internal organs and their associated meridians, unlocking valuable insights into our health and well-being. Join us to learn about these vital health assets and their pathways in our bodies.
Navigating the Silicon Valley Jungle
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 7pm Saratoga Library
Monday, October 2, 2023 at 6:30pm Gilroy Library
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 7pm Cupertino Library
Friday, October 13, 2023 at 4:30pm Calabazas Library
Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 2pm Los Altos Library
Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 2pm Milpitas Library
Once upon a time, humans were concerned with wild animals, natural disasters, and hunting and
gathering food. Today, we may not need to worry about physical challenges like being chased by a
wolf, surviving an avalanche, or hunting with bow and arrow, but we are still faced with an overwhelming amount of decisions on a regular basis that influence our quality of life, health, work, and ability to care for ourselves and those around us. Come explore and discuss together ways we can find peace, relaxation, and health in our daily lives here in this area!
Traditional Healing Wisdom
Saturday, October 7, 2023
2:00pm at Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center, Campbell, California
For thousands of years, Buddhist teachings were transmitted alongside medical traditions that understood the existence of a healing life force within us all. Over the centuries, the life force (given different names based on culture, such as qi and prana) was mapped out to flow in energy channels in the body. In this event, I will give an overview of traditional healing wisdom and some related scientific studies, as well as practical ways of cultivating this way of healing in our own lives.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 11am Almaden Library
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 11am Calabazas Library
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 7pm Campbell Library
For most of human history, people used natural methods to heal themselves. In this talk, we will briefly discuss the history of medicine in the U.S. leading to the modern medical system we have today, and dive into key ways to heal naturally in a holistic approach that integrates the physical, energetic, and spiritual aspects of our being. Time will be provided for Q&A and group discussion.
The Art of the Heart: Cultivating Inner Peace in Turbulent Times
Monday, August 9, 2021
7:00pm Sunnyvale Public Library
As our communities reopen and recover from the pandemic, mental health remains an important part of making the transition. Join us for a talk on an approach towards inner wellbeing that is rooted in Eastern philosophy. This approach (“the art of the heart” - termed xinshu, 心術, in Chinese) involves an active cultivation of one’s inner calm, stability and clarity. Through practice, one’s inner center can be strengthened such that one remains peaceful despite challenging external circumstances. In this talk, I will draw on examples from popular books, movies, and science to illustrate these classical concepts of Eastern philosophy.
Bridging the Generational and Cultural Gap
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
12:00pm BASIS Independent Fremont
I will be discussing ways for adults and students to build more mutual understanding and empathy, and why these are tremendously valuable skills in current times. I will mention important examples where differences in cultural values directly influence students' behavior in a classroom setting. My path of practicing traditional medicine in modern society has involved much experience in overcoming generational and cultural barriers.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 11am Santa Clara County Library
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7pm Sunnyvale Library
Acupuncture is a branch within the vast field of Chinese medicine, and is based on a very different worldview than that of Western science and medicine. Thousands of years after the formation of the Chinese meridian system, acupuncture is still actively in use during our modern times. Join me for an informative talk on acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Acupuncture & Wellness Workshop
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
1:00pm at San Francisco Police Department, 1251 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94158
I will be presenting with colleague Ahnee Min of the San Francisco Wellness Center. Together, we will share on acupuncture and Chinese medicine's benefits for modern society, as well as practical ways that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can benefit mental health and wellness.