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…
Dharma teacher, I have done the traditional 3 years tibetan retreat. I have set up a program that integrate both the intelligence of the dharma and the means of occidental psychotherapy (systemic constellations, operative insight from occidental myths and fairy tale) : Racines de la Présence.
What can you offer to ITZI, & what is your interest in being a member?
sharing a modern and occidental integration of the buddhist psychology.
The aim of Racines de la Présence is to set up a network of practising-practitioner : any meditation practising is a seed of Boddhicitta that can evolve only by seeing himself as a practitioner interacting with one another for the goodness of the others. Beside traditional teaching of Buddhist psychology, Racines de la Présence integrate systemic therapeutic approach such as constellations and Myth resonance.
Are you available to lead courses in Buddhist Psychology?
Are you able/willing to travel outside your country to teach?