We invite all Woodenfish alumni and friends in the NYC area to attend a seated group meditation session (7:00-8:00) followed by a lecture and dialogue by Mr. Cao Guozhong (曹国忠) moderated by Woodenfish (8:00-9:00).
One must ceaselessly strive for self-improvement, great virtue can uphold heavy responsibilities.
"This saying comes from the interpretations found in the Book of Changes of the Qian and Kun hexagrams. It is also the school motto of Tsinghua University. When I gave a talk at Tsinghua the year before last, this was the subject, and it is one that I can elaborate on without end."
Cao Guozhong is Senior Translator at the United Nations and President of the Beijing Foreign Studies University North American Alumni Association. He studied English from 1985 to 1989 at Beijing Foreign Studies University. In 1989-1991, he attended the United Nations Interpreter and Translator Training class and was awarded a Master's degree. After graduation, he worked in the field of international communication for nearly nine years. He was the consultant for Mr. Liu Qi, Mayor of Beijing, for the first Beijng Mayor's International Entrepreneur Advisory Council.
During his nearly 16 years employed at the UN, Mr. Cao has been engaged in deep reflection about Chinese philosophy, thought and culture, and how these phenomena manifest in politics, diplomacy, Chinese medicine, calligraphy, military policy, architecture, cooking, leisure, education, social morality and ethics.
Date: Monday, 11/2
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM *Meditation: 7:00-8:00 and lecture from 8:00-9:00*
Location: 2nd Floor, 123 4th Ave, 2nd FL (between 12th & 13th streets, above Think Coffee) New York, NY 10003
Suggested Donation: $10
Please arrive on time, but no earlier than 6:45 PM. The Center for Remembering and Sharing has yoga blocks and blankets for sitting, but we encourage everyone to bring additional cushions or other materials to suit their desired level of comfort. When you get to the Center for Remembering and Sharing, just ring the bell and they'll let you in right away.
Contact us here for questions or to RSVP