Self-Compassion: The need of the hour

This special CCCM Conversation is proud to host Venerable Dr. Juewei Shi from the Nan Tien Institute at Wollongong. Amidst the extraordinary times we live in, Juewei experienced a major health scare just weeks earlier. She will share ways to avoid pain and suffering by responding compassionately to our imperfections by ‘The BEST Self-Compassion’ process.

Yes, we can easily learn to practice self-compassion daily.

In this session, you can expect to:

  • Apply skills in real time to help bring self-compassion into your daily life and motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Participate in a guided meditation session
  • Deepen your understanding of self-compassion to handle difficult emotions with greater ease, and
  • Personalize and apply practices to stop being too hard on yourself.

Presenter Bio

Venerable Dr Juewei Shi holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Master of Business Administration (Cranfield University), Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies, and a Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering. Juewei began her career as an applied research and development engineer in Artificial Intelligence systems in the 1980s and moved on to management positions in Singapore’s statutory bodies. She made her millennial decision to join the Fo Guang Shan order when she realised that she could be of the best service to humanity through promoting humanistic values in an increasingly-divided world. Juewei is the Head of Program for Humanistic Buddhism, Director of the Humanistic Buddhism Centre, and Senior Lecturer at Nan Tien Institute. She teaches subjects related to Humanistic Buddhism (HB) and Chinese Buddhism, supported by her research on acculturation and application of Buddhist teachings in the modern world.