Chess Workshop: Meditation in Play

With Nolan Kordsmeier

6 p.m.—Pot Luck: Bring some vegetarian food you would like to share with the group.

6:30 p.m.—Discussion & Friendly Play

Playing chess has meditative and contemplative qualities to it on many different levels—developing intuition, self-knowledge, clarity of mind, overcoming limitations, concentration, insight, and visualization. There will be a discussion of these qualities as well as learning the techniques of the game. Come, enjoy good food, and have some friendly play—for beginners and experienced players.

Nolan Kordsmeier, a professional scholastic chess coach for over 10 years, will discuss the concept and technique of the game. He is a member of the EBS Board of Directors and a graduate student at UALR.