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 skillful 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.

Watch Toby’s short video on effortless effort

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

About the Facilitator Toby Ouvry: Originally trained as an artist, specializing in ceramic sculpture, Toby subsequently embarked on a mindfulness and meditation odyssey that included five years as a Buddhist Monk. He is the facilitator of the Mindfulness program at INSEAD, and the founder of his own training company Integral Meditation Asia. He has over 23 years of experience in teaching mindfulness & meditation to people of all backgrounds, specializing in teaching sustainable high-performance practices to help people thrive in their everyday lives. You can read more about Toby here.

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