Photo by Nando Maril
Saturday 15th January
Full moon celebration. Traditionally Buddhist monks met at the new moon and full moon days to recite their precepts and make confession for transgressions. In particular, the full moon day is a dazy for general celebration of the Dharma and a time when the gods come to visit one's home. One can put out offerings for them. In Global Sanfgha this is a time to come together, hear teachings, read texts, reflect upon the month gone by, make resolution for the month to come, and chant nembutsu together in gratitude.
10:00: Dharma Seminar: "Compassion is Not a Set of Rules" - Dharmavidya
12:00: Sangha Meetings
14:00: Ocean Seminar: "Vasubandhu as Pureland Ancestor" - Dharmavidya
16:00: Upavastha including led meditation
19:00: Upavastha readings & chanting until 22:00
Weekend 22nd-23rd January 2022
“ENCOUNTER & PATH”
A WEEKEND OF EXPERIENTIAL BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY
Dr. David Brazier, Dr. Iris Dotan Katz, Dr Yaya de Andrade, Natividad Menendez Garcia
& Kimiko Nita
Therapy as a Spiritual Path for Client & for Therapist. A presentation of the application of Buddhist psychology in a number of dimensions; a forum in which to reflect upon the spiritual path from a psychological point of view and the psychological work from a spiritual perspective.
talks, seminars, master class demonstration, groupwork, "Dharma à Deux", case
presentation and discussion. Theoretical material will be presented and there will also be experiential workshops so participants should be willing to
share material about personal life and agree to respect the
confidentiality of others.
Suitable for: The weekend is open to anybody interested both in understanding their own life and relationships better and in the therapeutic process and how this relates to the spiritual path in a Buddhist approach. This will also make a good preliminary for those wishing to embark upon the on-going Buddhist Psychology Dilpoma Programme commencing in February.
Leaders: The workshop leaders are practising
psychotherapy or counselling from a Buddhist perspective and/or tutoring
the ITZI Buddhist psychology training programme.
Dr David Brazier, psychotherapist and Buddhist teacher, author of a dozen books including Zen Therapy and many other writings. Co-editor of the Oxford Manual of Meditation.
Dr. Iris Dotan Katz, clinical psychologist with a private practice in Tel Aviv has many years of experience in Zen and Pureland Buddhism and in socially engaged action.Dr. Yaya de Andrade
, retired psychologist now working with the Red Cross, especially with indigenous groups. Dr Andrade has extensive experience in working with populations recovering from major disasters around the world.
Kimiko Nita, clinical psychologist, specialises in work with children and young adults, has a private practice for adult clients in Tokyo, and a special interest in Naikan therapy.
Natividad Menendez Garcia, psychotherapist, is tutor on the Spanish language version of the Buddhist Psychology Diploma Programme and has private clients in Spain.