New Articles for Download

I updated the Download page with my latest articles. One for the Psychological Studies published by Springer as the official publication of the national Academy of Psychology in India. The other was written for the International Journal of Pyschotherapy, together with colleague Peter van den Berg. Please have a look here

Lecture at the Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University Ayutthaya

Recently it was my honour and my pleasure to do a presentation at the Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University. MCU is a University of Thai Sangha established by His Majesty King Chulalongkorn, Rama V as an institute for Tipitaka studies and higher education for Buddhist monks, novices and laypeople. It is the leading center of Buddhist education integrating Buddhism with modern sciences for greater mental and social development.

This university has a strong commitment to be the leading center of various valuable sciences for human beings with the intent to educate people, conduct excellent academic research, and develop and integrate Buddhist knowledge with the various sciences for the development of university’s academic studies.

Buddhism 4.0: A Psychology of Relational Buddhism & A Psychoteraphy By Karma Tranformation

Buddhism 4.0: A Psychology of Relational Buddhism & A Psychoteraphy By Karma Tranformation , Prof. Dr.G.T. Maurits Kwee (Emeritus Hon. Prof.) Faculty Members of the Taos Institute PhD-Program & Founder of the Institute for Relational Buddhism, Netherlands, 5 September 2018, at International Buddhist Studies College Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University Ayutthaya

Geplaatst door MCU IT op Dinsdag 4 september 2018

Buddhism 4.0: A Psychology of Relational Buddhism & A Psychoteraphy By Karma Tranformation

Buddhism 4.0: A Psychology of Relational Buddhism & A Psychoteraphy By Karma Tranformation , Prof. Dr.G.T. Maurits Kwee (Emeritus Hon. Prof.) Faculty Members of the Taos Institute PhD-Program & Founder of the Institute for Relational Buddhism, Netherlands, 5 September 2018, at International Buddhist Studies College Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University Ayutthaya

Geplaatst door MCU IT op Dinsdag 4 september 2018

 

A summary of my Myanmar adventures

Since I proposed her to marry me in the public debate, the fire spitting woman (by lack of better poetry) definitely dropped out of my classes with many in my ear creepy sounding excuses to which I consequently said “please feel free, always,” after all Dhamma is a liberation quest. Her copping out turned out to be an outward blessing for the class, no more negative energies around… So, 6 hours to go wherein I contextualize Buddhism as Psychology amid the many study and research specialties like experimental psychology, physiological ps, developmental ps, child ps, environmental ps, cultural ps, health ps, clinical ps, etc and the three main theoretical frameworks: psychoanalysis, humanistic psychology and cognitive behavioral psychology to interprete research findings… On top, I explained, when the ABCDE-Form is stripped off from the Buddhist terminology, a common practice of Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavior Therapy is revealed. Noticing coins of insight and understanding dropping in my students grey matter, next time, if there is any, this might be a better start for students who are unprepaired, i.e. not doing reading the obligatory literature in advance, as Gustaaf already pointed out extensively is usual in a country run by generals.

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More on Yangon

The two last weeks went quickly and I realized that the Dean was travelling to Yangon only to be back on Sunday, the day I am supposed to leave desolation row, while I still have no ticket to Yangon and no date for promised doe for which one might need three days was my guess to get foreign currency, so I began to wonder what her agenda is, because I haven’t got any notification or follow-up on the Yangon ticket. On top, I was heartfully aware that when back from Bangkok and nobody was there to get me at the Yangon Airport to the guest house I’ve got no response from Ms Dean whatsoever like an empatic informing where then I did spend the night? To be sure, I can take care of myself, but to leave these whereabouts in the middle of nowhere seems strange to me and hypothesize that she does not care a fuck and hope not being impatient.

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Buddhism as Psychology and Psychoyherapy

We hereby present our whitepaper ‘Buddhism as Psychology and Psychoyherapy’.  This white paper is a manifesto explaining in the shortest possible way why Buddhism can be viewed as a psychology. Not only the Dhamma is replete of terms denoting mind or psyche throughout the written texts, the Nikayas (the Buddha’s for about 17000 discourses) and the Abhidhamma (abstracted teachings considered as canonical), but foremost the first and second discourses of the Buddha can be explained as reflecting a psychological approach to end emotional suffering, the raison d’être why the Buddha started teaching his Dhamma in the first place to help humanity forward some 2600 years ago (Dhamma literally means memorables, worth to be remembered and disseminated in order for humanity to live a wholesome life).

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