Wisdom and Compassion in Buddhist Psychotherapy, Toronto, Dec 6

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Wisdom and Compassion in Buddhist Psychotherapy
One day exploration and introduction to the 2015 Nalanda Contemplative Psychotherapy program
Dr. Miles Neale at Institute of Traditional Medicine
553 Queen Stret West
Saturday, December 6, 12-5 pm
please register at (416) 537-0928 or info@itmworld.org
In this Saturday workshop Buddhist psychotherapist Dr. Miles Neale will:
~ Introduce Shantideva’s social psychology of compassion known as the Four-Point Exchange of Self and Other.
~ Draw on selected verses from Shantideva’s classic eighth century training manual the Guide to the Altruists’ Way of Life (Bodhicaryāvatāra)
~ Explore the quintessential Mahayana virtues of profound wisdom and universal compassion from the perspectives of Depth psychotherapy, Health research and Interpersonal Neurobiology and discuss how they might be applied in psychotherapy to benefit client and clinician alike.
~ Lead four types of meditations unique to Universal Vehicle (Mahayana) Buddhism including: Equalizing meditation, Wisdom Analysis, Giving and Taking, and Visualization.
~ Preview the launch of the second cohort of Nalanda’s Certificate Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy hosted by ITM and beginning March 2015.
VIDEO LINK: “Four-Point Exchange of Self and Other: Buddha’s Social Psychology” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW98VIoM-0U
Dr. Miles Neale is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice, Assistant Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science and instructor at Weil Cornell Center for Integrative Medicine. Miles teaches meditation and public courses inspired by the Indo-Tibetan tradition and has trained in the lineage of the Dalai Lamas with American Buddhist scholars Joseph Loizzo and Robert Thurman and Tibetan masters Gelek Rimpoche and Lama Zopa. More information available at www.milesneale.com

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