june, 2020

mon15jun6:30 pm7:30 pmEngageAsia Resilience Webinar Series: Nurturing Happiness with Dr. Maya Soetoro-NgLessons on Leadership, Social Change, and Resilience 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Teacher: EngageAsia Aligned Living Quadrant:Heartfelt Community,Knowledge of Systems


(Monday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Aligned Institute Online

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Please join Aligned Center partner EngageAsia on a journey of stories, lessons, and ideas to inspire and build resilience in the face of change and uncertainty.  

Nurturing Happiness: Lessons on Leadership, Social Change, and Resilience for Today’s World

Featuring Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng

Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng is Consultant to the Obama Foundation, Co-Founder of Ceeds of Peace, Former Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, an expert on peace education, conflict management, and leadership development, as well as the sister of President Obama.

Join EngageAsia, in partnership with Ceeds of Peace, for a lively  conversation with Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng about her life-long work on peace education and lessons on the topics of leadership, social change, and resilience needed for today’s world.

Engage Asia

EngageAsia, founded by Aligned Center member David Janes and Stomu Miyazaki, is a non-profit organization which engages teachers in innovative programs to build cross-cultural understanding and foster peace and community between the United States and countries throughout the Asia-Pacific.

Monday, June 15th, 2020 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm US Eastern Time

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Upcoming EngageAsia Resilience Webinars:

Thursday, June 25th at 6:30 pm ET
How to Find Joy:  Lessons from Buddhism
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Join EngageAsia, in partnership with the Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York, for a dynamic conversation with Rev. Dr. T. K. Nakagaki,  ordained Buddhist priest, on lessons from Buddhism on how to find joy  in these uncertain times. Rev. Dr. T. K. Nakagaki is President and  Founder of the Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York, an  Executive officer and former President of the Buddhist Council of New York, a New York City Police Department Clergy Liaison, and a member of  the New York Forward Interfaith Advisory Council under Governor Cuomo.

Thursday, July 30th at 6:30 pm ET
A Conversation with Emmy Award-winning Journalist Allison Gilbert
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Join EngageAsia for a conversation with Allison Gilbert, an Emmy award-winning journalist and one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on grief and resilience. The  author of numerous books including the groundbreaking, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Aliveher stirring work exposes the secret and essential factor for harnessing loss to drive happiness and rebound from adversity. She serves on the  Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Grieving Children and the Advisory Board for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, the preeminent national organization providing grief support to families of America’s fallen heroes. Learn More at: https://allisongilbert.com/


EngageAsiaNonprofit partner

Aligned Living Quadrant

Heartfelt Community

Knowledge of Systems