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Effortless effort – The art of doing by non-doing, a ten-week meditation course

This is both a Live-in-person & Livestream course

Start date: The course starts on Tuesday/Wednesday evening 9/10th January 2024, 7.30-8.30pm Singapore time.

Location: There are two chances to engage in this course each week

Tuesdays at ONE Heart, 167, Geylang Road, S38924

Tuesday Online participation link: https://zoom.us/j/555319558

Wednesdays at Basic Essence, 501 Bukit Timah Road #04-04 Cluny Court Singapore 259760

Wednesday online participation linkhttps://zoom.us/j/609271461

In a sentence: Learn how to practice the art of ‘doing by non-doing’, both as a meditative art & a way of approaching life effectively & creatively

Suitable for: Beginners and more advanced practitioners alike.

Overview: Doing though non-doing, also known as ‘Wei wu wei’ in Chinese (translating into ‘effortless action’) is a philosophy of life & way of meditating that is found explicitly in the Zen, Chan & Taoist schools of meditation. Implicitly it is found in most of the great wisdom traditions of the world. It indicates a skilful way of working with life that enables balance, resilience, creativity & wisdom. This course offers a series of meditation practices that you can train in to:

  • Create a higher degree of conscious living, that harmonizes doing & being together
  • Be more effective & ergonomic using of your inner energy & resources
  • Bring greater depth & clarity in your daily meditation practice
  • Facilitate greater natural creativity
  • Enable the growth of your compassionate self-leadership & leadership
  • A flexible mindset that can work with difficult challenges & recover quickly

Class titles & dates:


Tues 9th, Weds 10th January – Still water that moves, moving water that is still – The conscious self as the do-er, the be-er & the creator

Tues 16th, Weds 17th Jan – Swimming without ripples – Mindful ergonomics, presence, flow

Tues 23rd, Weds 24th Jan – The middle way – Looking at different manifestations of doing & being

Tues 30th, Weds 31st Jan – The use-less tree – Deepening our capacity for non-doing


Tues 6th, Weds 7th Feb – The uncarved block – Deepening our capacity for non-striving

Tues 13th, Weds 14th FebSeasonal meditation: Lunar New Year Meditation 2024: Connecting to your inner Dragon

Tues 20th, Weds 21st Feb – Solve no problem, leave no problem unsolved – Practicing non-thinking to think properly

Tues 27th, Weds 28th Feb – ‘They think they did it themselves’ – The invisible leader & the three levels off mindful leadership & self-leadership


Tues 5th, Weds 6th March – Standing at the gateway between form & the formless – Centring around the Soul-self

Tues 12th, Weds 13th March – The Circle whose centre is everywhere – Moving deeper into the self

In addition to the sessions themselves you will receive: The recordings of each session, as well as links to further articles & reading on each class-subject covered.


Cost: SGD$300 for the full series (9 classes plus 1 seasonal class, Chinese New Year) or $35 per individual class

You can pay via PayNow on +65 96750279 or click HERE to make payment via PayPal for the whole course.

To register or for further enquiries: Email info@tobyouvry.com, or sms 65-96750279

January 09 2024


Moonstone Room – One Heart Singapore

167, Geylang Road #02-04
Singapore, 389242 Singapore