The Power of Mindfulness: Home Nguyen at TEDxTeachersCollegeby TEDx Talks   5 years ago

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In this powerful talk, Home Nguyen dares the audience to challenge their belief. In retellings of his personal experience of Vietnam Cambodia? during the war era, the separation from his family, a bold escape, and dangerous confrontation with pirates, Nguyen shares the story of an amazing journey. The journey takes him to a refugee camp, and finally to the USA where Nguyen is reunited with his father and quickly learns to adopt local customs. Not until realizing the power of meditation do memories of his amazing journey resurface. Told using his own drawings, Nguyen shares the journey of life and reflection that leads to unconditional love and real happiness.

Home Nguyen is an adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he designs and teaches programs on Self-Awareness, Mindfulness and Contemplative Practices. A current Doctoral Candidate, his research is focused on how mindfulness and wisdom can be developed at the team and organizational level.


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