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CEJ1053 The Shape of the Vessel: Applying Buddhist Principles to Western Clinical Practice

Course Description

Applicable Field: BBS, RN


Credit Hours: 10

As Westerners, our perceptions are filtered through the particular set of constructs assumed by our language and our culture. Examine the core teachings of Buddhism in the context of the paradoxical nature of human consciousness and the language and culture of Western psychotherapy. Explore how the combination of Western and Buddhist perspectives can enhance one's therapeutic approach and support work with clients.

Recommended reading: Buddhism without Beliefs, (1998), by Stephen Batchelor and The Feeling Buddha: A Buddhist Psychology of Character, Adversity & Passion, (2002), by David Brazier.