In mid Februrary 2013 I started my two months tenure as a researcher in residence in the faculty of theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My research area is Chan/Zen Practice in China and the West. A few days arter my arrival, my hosting professor of Buddhism Andre van der Braak inivted me to sit in his class of Mahayana Buddhism for which I was expected to teach a couple of lectures later on. Co-inciently Jnanamati was also visiting the class through Mirjam Hartkamp's…
Prof. G. T. Maurits KWEE earned a doctorate in Medical Science at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He was a practitioner, lecturer and postdoctoral clinical supervisor of cognitive-behaviour therapists in the Netherlands for decades. Past President of the Transcultural Society for Clinical Meditation and former Board Member of the Society for Constructivism in the Human Sciences, he promulgates a cutting‐edge “Psychology of Relational Buddhism” which moves beyond Theravada and Mahayana. His specialties are Ancient Greek Buddhism, Borobudur Javanese Buddhism, Pristine Mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology/Therapy/Coaching. His latest edited book (2010): New Horizons in Buddhist Psychology (Taos Institute Publications); his latest publication/monograph (2013) is Psychotherapy by Karma Transformation: Relational Buddhism and Rational Practice (free downloadable: www.worldsharebooks.net or on special request: email@example.com ).
Dr. Kwee was born on the island of Java, Indonesia, where his family used to live in the vicinity of the Borobudur. Em. Hon. Professor at the University of Flores (UFLO), Buenos Aires, Argentina, and, before retirement, a Visiting Professor at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, he graduated from the Catholic University Nijmegen and earned a doctorate in Medical Science at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Co‐founder (with Em. Prof. Y. Haruki) and past president of the Transcultural Society for Clinical Meditation, a non‐profit organization based in Japan, he promulgates a cutting‐edge “Psychology of Relational Buddhism” that moves beyond Theravada and Mahayana. He served as a Board Member of the “Society for Constructivism in the Human Sciences” and is currently a Faculty Member of the Taos Institute where he is a supervisor at the Taos/Tilburg University PhD-program (USA/Netherlands).
Dr. Kwee was a “scientist‐practitioner” for 25 years in a mental hospital in Holland, where he functioned as a “chef de clinique” of an inpatient department for severe anxiety and depressive disorders while he also managed a private outpatient clinic for several years. Having treated and psycho‐diagnosed more than 2000 clients in an individual setting and performed in numerous group settings, he also co‐/authored and co‐/edited over 100 publications, articles, chapters, and 18 books. Including: Psychotherapy, Meditation & Health (1990), Western & Buddhist Psychology (1996), Meditation as Health Promotion (2000), Horizons in Buddhist Psychology: Practice, Research & Theory (2006), and New Horizons in Buddhist Psychology: Relational Buddhism for Collaborative Practitioners (2010).
Dr. Kwee was co‐/organizer of 11 international conventions, guest‐lectured all over the world, and is presently, after his retirement, dedicated to revamping the Buddhist teachings by developing and disseminating Master‐Classes to empower change advocates – clinicians, coaches, teachers, managers – students, and the public at large. He is realizing a poetic activist’s view through collaborative practice rooted in pristine Buddhist meditations, specialized in boosting joy (mudita), and in the context of “Buddhist Psychotherapy by Karma Transformation”, founded on a down-to-earth social constructionist “evidenced‐based social‐clinical‐neuro‐psychology” aimed at enhancing health, fulfilling professional contentment, and nourishing happiness in-between-selves. (Listed in Who is who in the Netherlands; Languages: Nederlands, English, Deutsch, Français, Bahasa Indonesia.)