(2/4/17) Self Care Saturday

You are cordially invited to join our weekly Self Care Saturday program. We will gather together to meditate, reflect, and discuss about our shared concerns. The program also includes monthly book club meetings and volunteer opportunities. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

This Saturday, February 4th, we will have a Self Care Saturday sitting and discussion.

Location: KRC Crenshaw Office Community Lounge (900 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019) 

Program Agenda:

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Sitting and meditation
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Tea and snack serving
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM - Introduce yourself
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM - Reflection and political update

The book of the month is "Joy on Demand" by Chade-Meng Tan, which focuses on mindfulness and how to cultivate joy within our fast-paced lives. A book club discussion will be held later this month on February 25th. 

"Joy on Demand" by Chade-Meng-Tan


Chade-Meng Tan was a former award winning software engineer at Google employee number 107 and left Google on 2015 to focus spreading his message and courses on happiness, meditation and spreading world peace. He is an international bestselling author, thought leader, and philanthropist. He is co-chair of One Billion Acts of Peace (nominated seven times for the Nobel Peace Prize) and founding chair of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. Meng delivered a TED talk on compassion at the UN and spoke at the White House about the development of kindness. His personal motto is “Life is too important to be taken seriously.”

About the book

The path to joy on demand is through mindfulness, but it doesn’t have to be a lot of work, take a lot of time, or require you to abandon all your possessions and live in a hut on a remote island. In Joy on Demand,  Chade-Meng Tan reveals the innate contentment that we all possess, and how to tap into this natural, infinite capacity for joy. The best part is that the benefits extend to every aspect of life—our brains work better, our bodies function better, we achieve greater success at work, and we find ourselves highly attractive to the people around us. The more we exercise this skill, the more familiar we become with joy, the more we effortlessly gravitate toward it, and in so doing create a sustainable sense of wonder and contentment that can carry us throughout our entire life.

Jung Woo's favorite quote from the book:

“What appears to be painful will be less painful, what is neutral will become joyful, and what is joyful will become even more joyful.”

If you want to RSVP for this coming Saturday's program or have any questions, contact Jung Woo Kim at jung [at] nakasec.org.