Buddhism has inspired a deep and extensive study of the mind. Early Buddhist texts can be viewed as some of the world's first-ever psychology books. Whereas the science of psychology has been developing for perhaps a century and a half in modern times, Buddhist psychology has been developing for two and a half millennia.
Maya Angelou said, “There is no agony like bearing an untold story within you.” Writing is art that you make with your hands, and almost everyone, at some crucial point in their lives, longs to do it. Zazen is art that you make with your life. Writing, like zazen, allows something inside of us to be set free. In this workshop, you will begin to let go of your stories by setting them free.
This class is open to anyone who wishes to delve deeper into speech—this necessary, challenging and rewarding aspect of life, work and relationships. CE credits are available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses.
At times reactivity to painful events serves as an obstacle to spending time visiting and making contact with ourselves. The Buddha’s teaching, and now the latest neuroscience research findings, offer us opportunities to engage in self-healing.