Overview of the Program:
Week 1 (May 8) – Stress & Stressors
Week 2 (May 15) – Mindfulness Meditation
Week 3 (May 29) – Practicing Meditation and Q&A
This eventbrite displays that the workshop occurs on May 8 from 2pm-3pm, however, signing up for this eventbrite will register you for all three sessions (May 8, May 15, and May 29, 2pm-3pm). The workshops will occur in person in our Oakville office.
G.Arnaud Painvin, MD, FRCSC is a Zen Master & Dharma teacher (His transmission name is Ven. Ji Gong Sunim)
Arnaud was born in Paris France he moved to Canada with his wife following their MD graduation. After post-graduation training in Toronto, he became a cardiac surgeon, transplant surgeon, and critical care specialist and practiced in Houston, Boston and Toronto before retiring a few years ago. He is married to Catherine. They have lived in Oakville since 1985 and their 2 sons are married.
Following a severe stress-related depression and PTSD in 1989, he decided to explore the therapeutic value of Mindfulness Meditation (MM) based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and took 6 months of formal training in MM in 2001 at the Toronto General Hospital. He was so impressed with the medical benefits of MM regarding stress that he decided to practice daily meditation and started teaching this wonderful therapy in 2002. The therapeutic value of meditation led Arnaud to become interested in its spiritual aspect of it. He became a Zen Buddhist in 2006 after 5 years of practice. In 2013 he received the spiritual transmission from his Korean Zen Master Venerable Hwasun Yangil and became a Zen Master by the name of Ji Gong.
Arnaud is practicing and teaches simple, down-to-earth Eastern philosophy adapted to our western civilization with an emphasis on mindfulness meditation and awareness practice.