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Psicoterapia Zen en Peru

Posted by David Brazier on July 2, 2013 at 21:30 0 Comments

New development in Peru

http://www.zen.psicoterapia.pe

No basis for psychiatric diagnoses

Posted by David Brazier on May 14, 2013 at 11:29 1 Comment

Interesting report

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/may/12/psychiatrists-under-fire-mental-health

Perhaps the culture is beginning to change at last.

Getting started

Posted by Caifang Zhu on March 31, 2013 at 13:39 5 Comments

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…

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"Welcome Sid, and yes one step closer perhaps to meeting! "
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"Thank you for accepting our invitation to facilitate this event Jnanamati and Mirjam. We are looking forward to seeing Mirjam again and to meeting you Jnanamati."
Mar 27, 2013
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Art as Buddhist Practice at Brittany

November 1, 2013 to November 3, 2013
A three day retreat exploring the use of the visual arts as a means to deepen our relationship to Buddhist practice. The retreat will involve periods of exploring the environment as stimulus for art making, walking and sitting meditation, artistic expression and group discussion. How we use creative space tells us about our relationship to phenomenal and emotional experience. As such it can reveal not only what our hearts are open to but also the nature of our resistances. Overcoming defences…See More
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Mondo Sesshin at Zenshin-In

March 27, 2013 at 10am to March 31, 2013 at 4pm
In Zen Buddhism Mondō refers to recorded dialogues between a disciple and her teacher or Roshi. In the tradition of Zen direct communication and the experience this alludes to is valued as a means of teaching and instruction far more than the use of scriptures. One might associate this approach with the Socratic method whereby the teacher asks questions that are an attempt to get to the heart or truth of a philosophical or ethical concern by cutting through the assumed facts of the student.The…See More
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Course Meditation-initiated integrative Therapy at Amsterdam (see above)

March 27, 2013 from 7:45pm to 10:15pm
Professor Dr Caifang (Jeremy) Zhu, visiting guest professor at VU Amsterdam (Buddhist studies in dialogue with other worldviews), has been involved as a researcher and practitioner in both Chan/Zen meditation and psychotherapy for over 20 years. As a result a.o. he developed Meditation-initiated Integrative Therapy (MIIT). Prof. Dr. Zhu is very happy to be able to share the practice of MIIT with practitioners during an exclusive three evenings intensive course. Given by: prof. dr. Caifang…See More
Mar 10, 2013
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Art as Buddhist Practice at Brittany

November 1, 2013 to November 3, 2013
A three day retreat exploring the use of the visual arts as a means to deepen our relationship to Buddhist practice. The retreat will involve periods of exploring the environment as stimulus for art making, walking and sitting meditation, artistic expression and group discussion. How we use creative space tells us about our relationship to phenomenal and emotional experience. As such it can reveal not only what our hearts are open to but also the nature of our resistances. Overcoming defences…See More
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Mar 5, 2013
Jnanamati replied to Jnanamati's discussion Amy's Assamese blog - An English Teacher in North Lakhimpur in the group ITZI in India
"Amy's Assamese diary, number 5. Read the next instalment of Amy's diary here"
Mar 3, 2013

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Novice Amitarya with Amida Order and registered Art Therapist. I was born in the Greater London area and until recently have lived in different places in the UK for all of my life. I originally trained as an artist at John Moores University in Liverpool obtaining a BA in fine art sculpture in 1990. I worked for a time as an artist in Central London before settling in South East Essex, my home region. I then worked for a local AIDS charity, before taking employment with a national mental health charity, working as a group worker then manager in this field for nearly a decade. I trained as an Art Psychotherapist at the University of Hertfordshire, graduating in 2006 and practised from this time up to July 2009 in the state sector - CAMHS and family services. In September 2009 I joined the Amida Buddhist community then based in Narborough, UK and became an Ordained member of the Order of Amida Buddha just over a year later. I am a full-time Pureland priest (novice) and currently spend time in France (Eleusis), Belgium, London (Sukhavati) and India (Delhi and Assam).
What can you offer to ITZI, & what is your interest in being a member?
I am a board member of ITZI, co-ordinator or IZT (UK), tutor on the distance learning course in Buddhist Psychology, occasional retreat leader and administrator of the Amida Academy site. I also provide some assistant support to Dharmavidya David Brazier and help to manage Eleusis, a retreat centre in central France.
I am also currently organising a 'Zen Therapist' or Buddhist orientated therapist register based on a previous initiative developed by David, working with others developing online courses and planning a distance learning course on the subject of Buddhist Art
Personal Website
http://jnanamati.typepad.com/
Centre, sangha, organisation or network name
Order of Amida Buddha, Eleusis, Amida Trust and ITZI
Centre, sangha, organisation or network website
http://www.instituteforzentherapy.com/, http://courses.zentherapyin...
What is the approach/philosophy of your centre?
Buddhist, Pure Land Buddhism, Zen Therapy
Are you available to lead courses in Buddhist Psychology?
Yes
Are you able/willing to travel outside your country to teach?
Yes
What other subjects, if any, can you teach?
Art Therapy, spiritual retreats, creative workshops
Do you have other abilities to assist in the life/administration of ITZI?
Admin skills and IT knowledge. Cooking. Flexibility. Practice supervision and therapy. Organising events.
In what languages are you fluent?
None
In what languages do you have a basic understanding?
French (mmm....its coming!)

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Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 15:19 on April 10, 2012, David Brazier said…

Welcome!!! 

At 15:27 on April 10, 2012, Jnanamati said…

Thank you - this all looks very good! Looking forward to some lively discussions and to linking up with some new people online.  

At 12:34 on April 11, 2012, Robert McCarthy said…

thanks for the friends invite Jnanamati; good to see this site developing.  Namo Amida Bu

At 16:27 on April 11, 2012, Katrien Sercu said…

Dear Jnanamati, it's lovely that our cooperation will intensify. I'm happy with that. In case of the 3 events in Belgium: is it good to put them here or not? And the logo of ITZI is beautiful! Thank you. With love

At 23:36 on April 29, 2012, Gladys Cabrera Jimenez said…

Thanks! Jnanamati, happy to be here.

At 15:41 on May 19, 2013, Sid Kemp said…

Jnanamati, thank you for being so welcoming as I come into this circle!

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