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MONDAY 30 NOV 2015: Beyond Carl Rogers

Today I led a day workshop at the Metanoia Institute in London on the theme "Beyond Carl Rogers".

1148754905?profile=originalCOURSE TOPIC: Carl Rogers advanced a highly influential theory of counselling and psychotherapy and was himself an exemplar of his own method. On the on

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SUNDAY 29 NOV 2015 A day in London

Today we went into London. I had a meeting which we had arranged in central London and spent two hours there discussing Buddhist psychotherapy. It was a happy meeting covering a lot of ground. Then, being in town, we browsed some bookshops and purcha

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FRIDAY 27 NOV 2015 Speaking in Antwerp

1148751818?profile=RESIZE_320x320 This evening I am speaking on the topic Buddhism & the Brain.

Currently there is considerable interest in the dialogue between Buddhism and science, a dialogue that was originally begun by the Dalai Lama and has led to a number of very popular inte

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THURSDAY 26 NOV 2015: Full Moon

On full moon day, visits to friends with discussions mostly about love and relationships. Does love have to involve jealousy and possessiveness? Are freedom and connection compatible? Do relationships go through predictable stages? How do we deepen l

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GUILT FEELINGS

QUESTION: What is the right attitude to have toward guilt feelings?

SHORT ANSWER: It is unproductive and wasteful of life to attack oneself for being what one is.

LONG ANSWER:

An Assault Upon Ourselves

First we must distinguish between guilt feelin

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SATURDAY 14 NOV 2015: Adios a la Culpa

Today we are in Bilbao leading a course called Adios a la Culpa which means "Goodbye to Guilt" but which carries (in Spanish) an undertone of giving the guilt to God since goodbye in Spanish is adios which is "to God". We are staying in an old monast

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THE GODDESSES

This diagram shows the principal goddesses revered here. The vertical axis represents personal inner transformation toward love, faith and resilience, and the horizontal axis represents outer transformation and creation of a healthy, rich, sustainabl

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HAIKU

1148754895?profile=RESIZE_320x320This is a place for posting haiku.

A haiku is a 17 syllable poem, generally consisting of three lines with 5-7-5 syllables respectively. Normally the final line gives a twist or "turn" to the meaning or makes a reference to the season of the year. Tr

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NATURE'S NATURE

1148749512?profile=RESIZE_1024x1024This is a space for poems about Nature and the natural world. The picture shows spring buds on trees at La Ville au Roi. Eleusis is definitely a good place in which to worship nature and feel oneself come alive in communion with the natural world...

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ZT as ETT

One could characterise Zen Therapy as Existential Tactical Therapy. Existential because it is much concerned with meaning and purpose in life, with spiritual dimensions in collision with reality factors, and Tactical because it employs challenge, dis

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Ceremony & Worship

The Greeks did their ceremonies outdoors. They had temples many of which remain impressive landmarks, but these did not function like churches in present day religions. They were places for housing the images of the god and sometimes for other purpos

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