Zilong Coming To Town!
Posted by Diana Chen on Jun 13, 2019
Meet After Mindfulness Urban Retreat Speaker Zilong Wang.
Zilong grew up in China, studied in Germany, and attended Hampshire College in USA, where his self-designed major was “Logic of Capital vs. Logic of Nature: Understanding Marx and Darwin”. After graduation, he bicycled solo for over 5,000 kilometers across USA, listening to "Moby Dick, Quran, and Bible" during the day, and knocking on strangers’ doors to stay for the night. ⠀
After working for two years at a leading consulting firm focused on environmental sustainability, he answered the calling to go on a bicycling pilgrimage around the world for inner cultivation and for the ecological and spiritual awakening of our time. He ended up cycling for over 10,000 kilometers through a dozen countries, visiting spiritual centers and intentional communities, while keeping up daily Vipassana meditation and practicing small acts of service.
More recently, Zilong's pilgrimage continues “back home” in China. After a few formative weeks at City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Northern California, his last year has been at a nunnery in rural China, where he meditates 8 hours of the day.
We are delighted to bring him back "home" to his ServiceSpace community, and to share him as a speaker at the upcoming After Mindfulness conference.