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Hōjun Futen

Mind the hype: Is meditation all it’s cracked up to be?

Hōjun Futen

Hōjun is a Buddhist monk of 10 years and has been studying Buddhism for the past 28 years.

As a monk he has education in the Sōtō Zen, Mahayana and Sakya Vajrayana traditions and in Theravada as a lay person. He is the Senior Chaplain for the Buddhist Council of Victoria coordinating their Healthcare and Prison Spiritual Care programs.

Hōjun Futen is speaking at

Mind the hype

Mind the hype: Is meditation all it’s cracked up to be?

Meditation is hailed as a sure-fire solution to everything from workplace stress to trauma recovery, a way to cope with mental illness to the key to emotional balance. In the age of the selfie, wellness sells. But what are the facts, and what’s just hype?

Tuesday 21 May, 7.30pm - 9pm

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