The Oxford Handbook of Happiness saw printer’s ink last month. A voluminous 1097 page desk-book comprising 79 chapters by 121 contributors, it includes two chapters on Buddhist views. One is authored by the illustrious Venerable Matthieu Ricard and the other one (chapter 28) “Relational Buddhism: An integrative psychology of happiness amidst existential suffering” is written by lucky me.
Dear Dr. Kwee
I am pleased to inform you that the Psychology Progress team has identified your recent publication, Relational Buddhism: Wedding K.J. Gergen’s Relational Being and Buddhism to Create Harmony In-Between-Selves as being of special interest to the progress in the Psychology field. We would like to list your publication on our next edition of the Psychology Progress series.
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April 10, 2013 Presenter: Maurits Kwee (Taos, New Mexico, USA)
Participants are invited to discover Buddhist Psychotherapy in the framework of Relational Buddhism which is aka “Karma Transformation”. This approach aims at changing self-conversation, one’s self-talk and other-talk, debouching in disturbing moods and scenarios of interpersonal emotional expression. The emphasis is on transforming intentional action, i.e. karmic self-dialogue, which is viewed as interdependently related to motives, feelings, and “relational being”. The workshop will cover and explain a number of pan-Buddhist psychological core concepts and analogous cognitive-behavioral terms for an adequate understanding of the skillful art of zeroing in to clients’ issues.
The year 2011 is of immense importance to Dhamma practitioners, being the 2600th year of Sambodhiprapti, the Enlightenment of Buddha. Since that momentous turning point in the history of civilization, Buddha’s teachings have become the predominant way of life for people of various nationalities and cultures. Consequently 2011 will see many events taking place all over the world in commemoration.
India is the birthplace of Buddhism, the Dhamma that gave to the world the profound teachings of non-violence, compassion and wisdom as taught by Buddha – teachings which continue to be relevant and, in truth, desperately needed in these much troubled times. In order to commemorate Buddha’s Sambodhiprapti, and deepen our understanding of his teachings while re-emphasizing their relevance in today’s consumer-driven world, the Asoka Mission is organizing a four-day Global Buddhist Congregation from 27 November to 30 November 2011 in New Delhi, India.