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Buddhisms and Psychotherapies: Asian and Western Diversities
Dates: Aug 17, 2017
Days: Thu

Instructor(s): Mark Unno

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This workshop examines the burgeoning intersection of Buddhism and psychotherapy through case studies and narrative accounts, along with moments of contemplative practice and small group discussion. Distinctively, the multiple combination of Buddhist and psychotherapeutic practices have taken different cultural turns in Asia and the West. In exploring a select number of permutations through concrete examples, new possibilities emerge that underscore cultural tendencies and what we can learn from them. Paradigms covered include Zen, Vipassana, Pure Land Buddhist practices, Jungian, Object-Relations, Naikan, Morita therapies, and Mindfulness-based Interventions.

Check-in for one-day workshops at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies runs from 8:30-9:30 AM. Workshops begin at 9:30 AM and end at 4:30 PM. Lunch is provided.


5 continuing education credits for psychologists and social workers have been approved for those who attend this program in full. We are not able to offer CEU's for Counselors (NBCC). Please note that we charge a $25 processing fee for CEUs.  More information is available here.
  • Mark Unno, PhD, is the Thomas F. Herman Distinguished Teaching Award associate professor of East Asian Buddhism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Oregon. He is also an ordained Shin Buddhist priest and author of Shingon Refractions (2004) as well as many articles on Shin and Zen Buddhism and comparative religion.