2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Buddhist Psychotherapy

Summer quarter

Faculty: Ryo Imamura counseling, psychology, Buddhist studies

Fields of Study: cultural studies, philosophy and psychology

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40014 (8) Second Session; 40015 (12) Second Session  

Credits: 8, 12(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Evening and Weekend


Western psychology’s neglect of the living mind, both in its everyday dynamics and its larger possibilities, has led to a tremendous upsurge of interest in the ancient wisdom of Buddhism which does not divorce the study of psychology from the concern with wisdom and human liberation.  We will investigate the study of mind that has developed within the Buddhist tradition through lectures, readings, videos, workshops, and field trips.  Students registering for 12 credits will attend a meditation retreat.

Maximum Enrollment: 40

Advertised Schedule: 6-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat, 8a-4p Sun (Jul. 22 - Aug. 21); optional meditation retreat: 8a-5p Tue-Fri (Aug 23, 24, 25, 26). Note that this program starts the weekend before the first week of second session.

Required Fees: $50 for field trips; 12-credit students will be charged an additional $75 for retreat expenses.

Preparatory for studies or careers in: Buddhist Studies, Asian psychology, consciousness studies, psychotherapy, social work

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program Revisions

Date Revision
May 23rd, 2011 Schedule corrected to display the correct Sunday meetings.