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Awareness Leadership Workshop

Awareness Leadership Workshop

The art of effective leadership with awareness, compassion and wisdom

Awareness leadership is the art of cultivating and leading with awareness, compassion and wisdom. Join Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher Ven. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, affective neuroscience pioneer Prof. Richard Davidson, psychologist and author of the international bestseller Emotional Intelligence Dr. Daniel Goleman (via live stream) and world-renowned martial artist Mr. Jet Li for a two-day workshop to explore the intersection of mind, science and leadership. At the workshop, we will present the benefits of training our powerful minds and explore how meditation practices naturally complement effective leadership in our working lives.

Ancient spiritual traditions and modern science both teach that our minds can be trained so that we become more aware of our circumstances, less reactive to stress, more compassionate, and better equipped to approach challenging issues in a calm and thoughtful manner. With training, we discover our innate ability to navigate life’s uncertainties with confidence, and learn to transform problems into opportunities for beneficial growth.

Over the two days, Mingyur Rinpoche will introduce the concept of “awareness” and how it is linked to effective leadership and wisdom management, and guide us through some simple meditation exercises to recognise awareness, a natural quality of our minds; Prof. Davidson will speak about the important scientific finding of neuroplasticity, that is, the brain’s immense potential to be “rewired”, and how and why meditation works to unleash that potential for our benefit; and Dr. Goleman will show how our emotional intelligence and awareness can work together to create a powerful leadership model.

In addition, three local speakers, each a leader in their field, will share how awareness and meditation practices have helped them to become an outstanding leader and meet life’s challenges. Mr. Andrew Fung, BBS, JP, Chief Financial Officer of Henderson Land Development Co Ltd, will talk about how awareness leadership complements corporate management; Dr. Rosalie Lo, a senior clinical psychologist at Hospital Authority, will speak about awareness, meditation and mindfulness training in the context of stress and trauma management; and Green Monday cofounder and Mind Reset Institute founder Mr. David Yeung will explore the link between awareness and creativity and innovative entrepreneurship.

This workshop is open to all who wish to explore their minds, and will be especially helpful for those in leadership positions.

This is a ticketed event presented by Tergar Asia Foundation, a registered charity. All proceeds, minus the costs of organisation, will go towards funding Tergar Asia’s vision of supporting communities across the region in learning to live with awareness, compassion and wisdom.

October 7th, 2017 (Saturday), 9.30am-4: 30pm
Leadership through the use of fear and domination is outdated! Recent advances in neuroscience have begun to unravel the mysteries of how meditation practices impact our behaviour and the functioning of the brain. Many experts and business leaders are beginning to recognise the vast potential of awareness, meditation and mindfulness training offers for developing powerful and effective leadership skills, managing stress and creating a more sustainable work environment.

The day will begin with an experiential sharing by Mingyur Rinpoche, which will include guided meditation practices that foster awareness, compassion and wisdom. This will be followed by a session with Dr. Daniel Goleman, who will share his finding of how emotional intelligence, EQ, can effectively combine with awareness to form a powerful leadership model.

After lunch, there will be an interactive dialogue between the local speakers, facilitators and participants, focusing on the ways our powerful minds can adapt and change, and on how awareness, meditation and mindfulness training can make us more effective leaders.

October 8th, 2017 (Sunday), 9.30am-4: 00pm
Good leadership is not just a personal attribute; it also encompasses a willingness and ability to connect with others. Some well-recognised qualities of a leader include empathy, the ease and ability to be with other people, respect and care for others, and a willingness and capability to see things from the perspectives of one’s working partners. These qualities are inseparable from a wish to connect with and care for the well-being of other people. A leader is not only able to develop
insights into the self, but must also have the breadth and depth of vision to gain insights into others and the wider world.

From the perspective of affective neuroscience, Prof. Davidson will speak about how leadership can be imbued with awareness and care for the well-being of others. He will also present the latest research on developing such leadership qualities, and discuss why leaders who develop an affinity with others tend to be more insightful and better at problem-solving.

An interactive session follows in which participants will explore the nexus of science, meditation and compassionate and awareness-inspired leadership. Mingyur Rinpoche will lead us to contemplate the importance of cultivating awareness and genuine care for the well-being of others, and guide us through meditation practices that will help nurture these qualities.

Awareness Leadership Workshop

Date: October 7-8, 2017
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Address: 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Language: English, with Cantonese and Putonghua translation
Entry requirement: Open for public
Registration: starts from 12:00 noon at July 30, 2017

Registration fees: All fees include the attendance of the 2-day workshop with daily vegetarian lunch (accommodation NOT included)
Early-bird – HK$4,500 for registration on or before September 10, 2017
Regular – HK$5,000 for registration on or after September 11, 2017
Ordained Sangha – HK$3,500

Please register early as spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis.

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WhatsApp: +852 5114 2368
Email: leadership@tergarasia.org



Supporting Organisations  (in no particular order) 

  • Buddhist Compassion
  • Buddhist Fellowship Indonesia
  • Buddhist in Hong Kong
  • Buddhistdoor Global
  • Green Monday
  • Hong Kong Society of Dharma Supporters
  • Hong Kong University Centre of Buddhist Studies Alumni Association
  • Mind Reset
  • School of Economics and Finance, The University of Hong Kong
  • Social Ventures Hong Kong
  • Society of Registered Financial Planners
  • TaiJi Zen  International
In the two-day workshop, various famous speakers from Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, neuroscience pioneer, internationally renowned psychologist, and movie celebrity respectively explore the intersection of mind, science and leadership and how altruistic careers and leadership can complement each other. Three local speakers, each a leader in their field, will share how awareness and meditation practices have helped them to become an outstanding leader and meet life’s challenges.


Ven. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a well-known Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher, who was dubbed “the happiest man in the world” by Time Magazine and National Geographic. The author of the international bestseller The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness.

Prof. Richard J. Davidson, PhD, a world class neuroscience pioneer and the scope of research include how meditation affect to the mind. He is also the Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, and Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Dr. Daniel Goleman, a world-famous psychologist & the Father of EQ, best known for his worldwide bestseller Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

Mr. Jet Li, is a world-renowned martial artist, movie star, social entrepreneur, and advocate of social engagement by all towards well-being of all. Jet founded One Foundation, a pioneer of China’s nascent philanthropy sector and provides humanitarian assistance in natural disasters.

Mr. Andrew Fung, BBS, JP, Chief Financial Officer of Henderson Land Development Co Ltd. Currently his public appointments include Board Members of Hong Kong Airport Authority and Hospital Authority etc. He is a Buddhist, and has written two books on application of Buddhism in his professional life.

Dr. Rosalie Lo, the Head of the Corporate Clinical Psychology Services at the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong. She is a senior clinical psychologist, certified traumatologist, and qualified teacher of the “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction” programme. She has extensive experiences in managing various local and overseas disasters, and conducting related training courses for organizations here and abroad.

Mr. David Yeung, the co-founder of Green Monday and the Founder of Mind Reset Institute. He is also the author of a number of best-selling books on Zen wisdom and mindfulness.

Day 1

9:30 – 9:45 Introduction & Opening Ceremony
9:45-12:00 Keynote Speech
Ven. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche: Awareness – The mind’s most vigorous status
Dr. Daniel Goleman: How meditation helps emotional intelligence in leadership? (live stream)
12:00-13:15 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:00 Experiential Session
14:30 – 15:35 Inspired speech
Mr. Andrew Fung, BBP, JP: Awareness execution as a competitive advantage
Dr. Rosalie Lo:  Mindful management of crisis and challenges at work
Mr. David Yeung: Unleashing creativity & innovation through mindfulness
Ven. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche : Mission Possible: The need for transformative conceptual mind
15:35 – 16:30 Panel Discussion and Q & A: Transform your mind, transform your difficult life!


Day 2

9:30 – 12:00 Keynote speech
Prof. Richard Davidson:  The future of mind: perspectives from affective and contemplative neuroscience
Mr. Jet Li: Embracing meaningful life in our interrelated & benefit society
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Closing Panel Discussion Ven. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Prof. Richard Davidson & Mr. Jet Li
15:00 – 16:00 Q & A and Closing Ceremony

Key message from Speakers


Mr. David Yeung


Mr. Andrew Fung, BBS, JP


Prof. Richard J. Davidson


Prof. Richard J. Davidson


Ven. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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