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Date & Time Details: 6-7:15pm PST San Francisco  |   9-10:15pm EST New York 

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Buddhism & Trauma with Dr. Sara Lewis and Pema Khandro

With Pema Khandro and Sara Lewis

July 21, 2021

Dialogue Series ~ Nightly July 20-23rd 6pm PST/9pm EST
Register for one and receive an invitation to join all three nights.

Both Buddhism and Trauma Studies have asked questions about human suffering. Both explore the profound journey of getting free from the bonds of negative experiences of the past. This series will focus on the dialogue between Buddhism, trauma, and cross-cultural reflections on psychology. Join us for this week of online dialogues with scholars and teachers on the compelling topic of Buddhism and Trauma.

Tuesday  July 20, 6-7:15pm PST: with Mark Epstein
Mark Epstein, M.D., a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City, is the author of a number of books about the interface of Buddhism and psychotherapy. His latest work, The Zen of Therapy: Uncovering a Hidden Kindness in Life, will be published in early 2022 by Penguin Press. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University.

 

 

Wednesday  July 21, 6-7:15pm PST: with Sara Lewis
Dr. Sara Lewis is Associate Professor and Chair of Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology at Naropa University. She is author of Spacious Minds: Trauma and Resilience in Tibetan Buddhism, an ethnographic study of how Tibetans in Dharamsala, India understand and cope with trauma in exile. Sara is also a psychotherapist in private practice.

 

 

Thursday  July 22, 6-7:30pm PST: with Jim Hopper and Dr. Elizabeth Call
Dr. Jim Hopper is an independent consultant and Teaching Associate in Psychology at Harvard Medical School.  His research, clinical and consulting work has focused on the psychology and neurobiology of trauma and how meditation and other contemplative practices can transform the brain to bring healing and genuine happiness. Dr. Hopper is a long-time meditator and co-editor of Mindfulness-Oriented Interventions for Trauma: Integrating Contemplative Practices.

Elizabeth Call, PsyD, formerly a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, is currently a sub-investigator and therapist on the FDA phase 3 trials for MDMA assisted psychotherapy for PTSD.  She is in private practice in Cambridge and draws on Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, EMDR, IFS, Mindfulness and trauma-informed therapy as allies in healing.  She has had a committed Buddhist meditation practice for over 30 years.

Saturday Daylong – Medicine Buddha and Trauma
Register Here for Medicine Buddha & Trauma daylong

July 24th, 10am-6pm PST: with Pema Khandro

This series culminates in a day long teaching focusing on Medicine Buddha & Trauma. Co-hosted by The Buddhist Studies Institute and The Yogic Medicine Institute, this daylong will offer buddhist philosophy and yogic methods for relating with trauma in the body and mind.
Ogyen Menla, the Medicine Buddha, is the expression of loving compassion and the capacity to heal. He is the form of the Buddha that relieves suffering and disease.

 


 

TUITION

Tuesday, July 20th, 6-7:15p PT ~ By Donation

Wednesday, July 21st, 6-7:15pm PT ~ By Donation

Thursday, July 22nd, 6-7:15pm PT ~ By Donation

Saturday, July 24th, 10am-6pm PT ~ Sliding Scale

 

Teachers

Pema Khandro
Pema Khandro is an internationally renowned teacher and scholar of Buddhist philosophy. Ordained in the Nyingma lineage, enthroned as a tulku, and trained as an academic, her teachings celebrate the dynamic coalescence of tradition and the modern context. She is the founder of Ngakpa International and its three projects: The Buddhist Studies Institute, Dakini Mountain and the Yogic Medicine Institute. In her work as a Buddhist teacher she is an authorized Lama and lineage holder of the Nyingma and Kagyu traditions and was enthroned to carry on the lineage of her predecessor, the first Pema Khandro, an early twentieth century…
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Sara Lewis
Dr. Sara Lewis is Associate Professor and Chair of Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology at Naropa University. She is author of Spacious Minds: Trauma and Resilience in Tibetan Buddhism (Cornell, 2019). This ethnographic study in Dharamsala, India explores trauma, memory, and resilience in the Tibetan diaspora where the social and religious landscape encourages those exposed to violence to see past events as impermanent and illusory where debriefing, working-through, or processing past events only solidifies suffering and may even cause illness. Resilience in Dharamsala is understood as sems pa chen po, a vast and spacious mind that does not fixate on…
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