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Buddhist Psychology

This five-course series incorporates research from Western science and psychological insights from Theravadin (Vipasanna), Zen and Tibetan (Vajrayana) traditions of the East.

Participants will gain a clinical understanding of foundational Buddhist theory, including the Buddhist notion of suffering and the role that happiness and equanimity play in psychological health, the cultivation of powerfully beneficial states of mind and body, effective meditative practices and mindfulness techniques that can be employed in clinical work, and the most current neurological research as it applies to both Buddhist meditation and psychotherapy.

Each course includes lecture, personal practices, case studies, skill-based exercises and demonstrations that show participants how to apply these concepts in clinical practice.

The Shape of the Vessel: Applying Buddhist Principles to Western Clinical Practice



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