2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Buddhist Psychotherapy

Summer 2013 quarter

Ryo Imamura counseling, psychology, Buddhist studies
Fields of Study
consciousness studies, cultural studies, psychology and religious studies
Preparatory for studies or careers in
Buddhist Studies, Asian psychology, consciousness studies, psychotherapy, social work

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 and complete a research paper on meditation.

Advertised Schedule
6-9p Fri, 9a-4p Sat, 8a-4p Sun (Jul. 26 - Aug. 25); optional meditation retreat: 8a-5p Tue-Fri (Aug 27, 28, 29, 30). Note that this program starts the weekend before the first week of second session.
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$60 for all students for field trips; an additional $80 meditation retreat is required for only those attending the 4 credit meditation retreat    
Offered During
Evening and Weekend