- Lecturer: Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu (Psychologist, Stanford University)
- Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6:00-7:30 pm
- Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
- Language: Japanese (without English interpretation)
- Organizers: International House of Japan, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, and Nippon Foundation
- Admission: Free (reservations required)
The practice of mindfulness, promoted by many global corporations, has recently been gaining attention in Japan. Mindfulness education helps us to develop self-awareness and find the purpose of life in a spirit of empathy and respect for others. It facilitates self-fulfillment and holds the hope of a world without conflict. How should we live our lives in this world of rapidly changing values and increasing diversity? Dr. Murphy-Shigematsu, who has been involved in developing mindfulness programs at Stanford University, will give a lecture and demonstration.
Psychologist. Born in Tokyo and raised in the United States, Dr. Murphy-Shigematsu received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University and studied at the IUC in 1987–88. He has taught at the University of Tokyo and Stanford University. He works internationally as a recognized expert in using mindfulness as the foundation for enhancing living skills and global skills in education, healthcare, and organizations. His works include Multicultural Encounters (Teachers College Press, 2002), When Half is Whole (Stanford University Press, 2012), and Stanford Mindfulness Classroom (Kodansha, 2016).
*This lecture series is part of the Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies.