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Monthly Archive for October 2010

Red Book Dialogues

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 1:25 pm

Red Book Dialogue I

The Institute of Buddhist Studies, in collaboration with the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, initiated a series of dialogues regarding the recently published “Red Book” by Jung, on Friday, October 22, before an audience that filled the Jodo Shinshu Center’s lecture hall to capacity. Some 130 people were in attendance.

The program began with an opening address by Dr. Richard Payne, Dean of IBS, and Ms. Ellen Becker, MFT, C.G. Jung Institute, who coordinated the event.

Rev. Zoketsu Norman Fischer, formerly of the San Francisco Zen Center, and Dr. Richard Stein, analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco discussed the personal, religious significance of Jung’s visionary experience as recorded in the “Red Book.”

Particularly important was the way in which these meanings were placed in the social and historical context. Rev. Fischer, who taught at the IBS in the 1990s, highlighted a difference in attitude toward states of consciousness as held between Buddhist thought and mainstream Western cultures. Where traditional Buddhism, as exemplified in the visionary dreams of figures such as Shinran, founder of Shin Buddhism, and Myoe, a Shingon proponent of the Mantra of Light, viewed consciousness as forming a continuum between the waking state and dreamless sleep, Western societies generally treat these as dualistic and opposed to one another.

This was the first of two dialogues between Buddhist teachers and Jungian analysts on the “Red Book.” The second will be held on Friday, November 12 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. Click here for more information, or purchase tickets here.

Other-centered Buddhist Psychology with Caroline Brazier

November 12, 2010
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

Psychotherapist, teacher, author, and co-coordinator of the Amida Psychotherapy Training Programme in Britain, Caroline will speak about her work developing, practicing and teaching a method of counseling and psychotherapy based in Buddhist Psychology.

This event is being co-sponsored by the Center for Buddhist Education. Please contact the CBE for more information about this event.

Numata Lecture: Shinran’s Devotional Hymn of Prince Shotoku: Kōtaishi Shōtoku hōsan

November 19, 2010
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

This fall’s Numata lecture will be delivered by Dr. Kenneth Lee at the Institute of Buddhist Studies on November 19th. More details about this event are forthcoming.

Please contact the Institute with any questions.

Kenneth Lee joined the California State University, Northridge faculty in the fall of 2006 to teach courses in Asian religions, world religions, Indo-Tibetan and East Asian Buddhism, philosophy of religion, and comparative religions. His book, The Prince and the Monk: Shotoku Worship in Shinran’s Buddhism, traces the evolution of Shotoku worship in Japanese Buddhism.

GTU Graduate Fair for Prospective Master’s Students

October 10, 2010
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Come to this event for prospective Master’s degree students (MA, MDiv, etc.) to meet representatives from member schools, Centers and Institutes of the GTU and explore your interests in depth during panel discussions with faculty and students. Find out about a range of degree programs and the many fields of study offered in this ecumenical, interreligious graduate school community in Berkeley. Sunday, October 10, 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the GTU Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley. RSVP with the GTU Admissions Office,, 510/649-2460.

Homa Conference

October 2, 2010toOctober 3, 2010

Homa Conference: Variations of Homa: from Vedic to Hindu and Buddhist

Saturday and Sunday, October 2 – 3, 2010

One Bow Street, 3rd Floor, Room 317
Cambridge, MA 02138

More information is forthcoming. For questions and contact information, please visit the conference website here.

Red Book Dialogues I

October 22, 2010
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Join us this fall for a pair of conversation between C.G. Jung’s The Red Book and Buddhist psychology.

Jung Red Book

Zoketsu Norman Fischer, San Francisco Zen Center

In dialogue with Richard Stein, Jungian analyst
7:30 pm., Friday, 22 October at the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Jodo Shinshu Center, Berkeley

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and are fundraisers for the C.G. Jung Insitute of San Francisco.
A $25 donation ($10/students) is requested.

For registration and information, please visit this event’s information page here.

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