Zen Meditation

Posted on: January 14th, 2014
February 28, 2014 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Mobile Museum of Art
Howard McPhail
(251) 208-5205

Join us in exploring the art of Zen meditation with Hoai Tran.

Viet-Zen Meditation

Meditation plays an important role in the philosophy of holistic medicine and it has been practiced for hundreds of years by the Vietnamese Zen monks at the monasteries to keep their body and mind whole.

Mind-Body Zen Meditation is rooted in the philosophy of the Vietnamese Zen tradition which emphasizes the importance and necessity of relaxing and calming both Body and Mind to achieve a balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. This will enhance the flow of energy in the body which promotes both mental and physical health.

Designed for those new to Zen practice, this meditation tutorial introduces the important aspects of Vietnamese Zen tradition and training. One will experience zazen (sitting meditation), postures, body structures and other areas of training such as deep breathing, while also having the opportunity to ask questions about Vietnamese Zen practice.

About Hoai Tran

Hoai Tran was born in Central Vietnam. During his childhood years, he helped his father cutting wood and hunting wild animals to sell for food to support his family. It was during this time that he began learning Martial Arts skills and the use of medicinal herbs from his father.

Since he immigrated to the United States and became a U.S. citizen, he has taught Martial Arts and energy healing arts mainly in the Northeast. He has given workshops in Pain Management to the elderly at the Asian Family Services, Inc., a mental health agency for the Asian community where he also worked as a counselor. He now lives and works as an independent consultant to individuals, small or large groups, and to institutions in Mobile, AL, but is willing to travel to accommodate those from out of state.

He was awarded ‘Master of the Year’ in 1990 by the Vo Lam Kung Fu World Federation. He has been certified as ‘Human and Universal Energy Master’ in 1991 by the International Human and Universal Energy Research Institute. Hoai Tran has earned a Master of Divinity and has used years of training in healing arts to develop his own unique health and healing system, the An Viet Integrative Healing System.

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