Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Buddhist Conference 2554

Sukhi Hotu and Amituofo.

As part of Buddhist Conferenced 2554's Fringe programme, there is a workshop by Dr Tan Eng Kong, a Buddhist psychotherapist and psychiatrist who has been training fellow professionals for the past 30 years.

This workshop is specially for Buddhists who are involved in Dharma work or in the teaching, helping and healthcare professions. If you are keen, do register early and make payment at our website: www.BuddhistConference.sg.

Dr Tan will also be conducing a public talk on "How Does Buddhism Help the Helping Professionals" in the same evening of the workshop. Please watch out for my separate email with more info on this talk.

Buddhist Conference 2554 – Creating Happiness in the Here and Now

Presents Fringe programme:

Workshop: Buddhist Teachings and Practices which Builds Resilience in the Helping Profession

For Educators, Healthcare and Helping Professionals

Specially for teachers, social workers, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors, medical professionals and others in the helping professions.

3 July, Saturday, 2.00pm – 6.00pm
By Dr. Tan Eng Kong
Cheng Beng Buddhist Society (20-24A Lor 27A Geylang Road S388112)
Fee: $30

Registration: fringe@BuddhistConference.sg

How can teachers, healthcare and helping professions incorporate the Dharma in our daily work? How can we prevent burnout in our professions as well as to retain our motivation and passion? There will be experiential exercises of direct benefit that is based on mindfulness based therapy to build our resilience and sustain our passion. Topics include compassion fatique, Psychological Management of Self-Care, Mindfulness Meditation, Eight-fold Path for the Professional and Q&A.


Dr. Tan Eng Kong (MBBS, MPM, FRANZCP) is the Founder and Chairman of Metta Clinic in Sydney, a group practice consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists. He is the Founder President of the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors & Psychotherapists (AABCAP). He is also the Director of Training of AABCAP’s two year Buddhism and Psychotherapy Professional Training Course. He graduated in Medicine in Malaysia in 1971 and was the first batch of Psychiatrists in the Master of Psychological Medicine course in the University of Malaya in 1975. Dr. Tan was the Founder President of Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) in 1971. He is a Foundation Member of the University Buddhist Education Foundation (UBEF) in Australia. He has more than 30 years of experience in practice and training.

This workshop is a Fringe Programme of the Buddhist Conference 2554: Creating Happiness in the Here and Now on 23 October 2010. The organisers are grateful to the Cheng Beng Buddhist Society for its premises.

Visit www.BuddhistConference.sg to find out more about the Buddhist Conference 2554. Buddhist Conference 2554 is organised by Dharma In Action.

Venue sponsor: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.

Partners: Amitabha Buddhist Society, Bodhi Meditation Centre, Buddhist Library, Camp L.I.O.N.S, Firefly Mission, For You Information, Pao Kwan Foh Tang, Poh Ming Tse Temple, and Singapore Buddhist Mission

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