Mission Statement Dancing with the Elephant is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization primarily serving the Chinese community in the United States. We promote people to develop self-awareness that encourages profound and congruent conversations, discover, and connect with each other to let the love flow ,and have a fruitful and joyful life.
All programs and classes are designed with Chinese American family's culture and needs in mind. We hope to build healthier family relationships through congruent communications and increase personal and families' happiness index.
Origin of Our Name The elephant in the room is an English idiom that refers to an obvious problem that people do not want to talk about. Through our programs, we hope to help families have congruent conversations to address the elephant in the room, learn to dance with the lessons of life, and be freed from suffering.
Aside from the allusion to this English metaphor, Dancing Elephant in Mandarin is a homophone for "animitta " in Sanskrit, which refers to seeking truth without perceptual attributes.
基金會名稱由來 Dancing With The Elephant 名稱是由英文的諺語 elephant in the room 啟迪而來。希望所有家庭透過深刻而一致性的溝通能移除這隻阻塞家庭功能的大象，與我們的人生課題共舞 從痛苦中解脫。 中文名稱 「舞象」 除了表達英文名稱的意思更諧音無相 （梵語： animitta ）隱含絕真理之眾相名無相之意。