Here are the dates for the Buddhist Therapists' Forums in Spring next year: We will be putting out more details nearer the time, but please do put these dates in your diary:
January 24th: Caroline Brazier Buddhist psychotherapy - Where are we going? What is the role of Buddhist psychotherapy approaches in the wider field of counselling and psychotherapy? How does the increasing popularity of mindfulness fit with other Buddhist approaches? What sort of things are Buddhist therapists doing? This forum will involve open discussion exploring the variety of Buddhist approaches and their implicit cultural frameworks, and reflecting on how these can contribute to the development of the wider profession.
March 7th Dhivan Jones will talk about his research into the psychological significance of the twelve nidānas and associated early Buddhist doctrines, asking questions to draw out a conversation about the relevance of these early Buddhist ideas for contemporary psychotherapy.
April 11th Graham and Elise Tate will explore the interface between Buddhist psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
June 13th Bhikku Suvaco is a Theravada monk in the Thai Forest Tradition who has trained under the guidance of Luong Por Sumedho and currently resides at Hartridge Buddhist Monastery in Devon. In addition to his monastic vocation, he is a practising psychotherapist who has trained both in Gestalt and Core Process Psychotherapy. His discussion will touch on a wide variety of issues that are relevant to both psychotherapy and Buddhist practice.

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Comment by Bob on March 8, 2015 at 8:17

A great forum yesterday! Dhivan is a true scholar who skilfully led the discussion about a most important, fundamental doctrine of Buddhism. As usual, Caroline and Debbie made us all feel at home in the Buddhist House. A great thank you to everyone who made this event possible.



Comment by caroline brazier on March 8, 2015 at 11:24

Thanks Bob - yes it was very good. I think it would be very good for more students to hear Dhivan, particularly on the finer points of early Buddhism and Buddhist psychology. Maybe we can invite him back. 

Comment by Bob on March 8, 2015 at 11:50

It would get my vote!

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