For every resident in Howard County and every family in Howard County public schools to be equally represented in the community and to have equitable access to services and resources.


To advance, empower and unite the Chinese and other immigrants in Howard County by advocating for the underrepresented, leading in civic activities, promoting greater community engagement, and supporting integration into the larger community.

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Online Educational Talks -

Chinese American Parent Association of Howard County (CAPA-HC) is holding weekly zoom online talks for school age children on Thursdays at 3 pm. The talks are hosted by Dr. Yun Lu.


The Fifteenth session will be held on Thursday August 6. Mr. Dennis Courtney will present "Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation". The talk and guided meditation will explore the 1) Challenges that we all experience to feeling compassion; 2) Understanding that compassion is an expression of our evolutionary potential; and 3) Steps to practice mindfulness meditation. As the poet Rumi says, "Our task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within ourselves we've built against it." The suggested audience is 6th-12th graders. Adults are welcome too.


Mr. Dennis Courtney teaches Yoga and Meditation at Yoga Revelation Studio in Ellicott City ( For his "day" job, he is a program manager at Northrop Grumman. Mr. Courney believes that meditation has given him the transformative ability to find joy and peace in the present moment. His life-goal is to show students the way to develop this ability within themselves and learn compassion for oneself, and others. As a martial artist, athlete, outdoorsman and Yoga Alliance certified teacher, Mr. Courtney brings a unique teaching style to those looking for compassion-inspired self-development. His practice will challenge you to find your true Self physically, mentally, and spiritually.


Next week's talk is the rescheduled talk "starting your own coding project this summer" for middle and high schoolers.


At this difficult time of COVID-19 pandemic, we hope the regularly scheduled talks can help parents and students with the home-school and distance learning plans. We want to thank Howard County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) for sponsoring this activity. 


Please ask your students to join the zoom meeting on Thursday August 6th at 3pm. 


Yun Lu is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation 

Time: August 6, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Dennis Courtney

Suggested Audience: 6-12th graders, adults are welcome too.


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Meeting ID: 823 8224 9847

Passcode: 115902

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