Emotions, Wisdom and the Sanity of the Present Moment
with Acharya Susan Chapman
Visiting teacher, Acharya Susan Gillis Champman, is the author of the acclaimed book The Five Keys for Mindful Communication and a senior teacher (Acharya) in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Ms. Gillis Champman is an authorized teacher of contemplative psychotherapy, which she has studied for forty years. She is on the faculty of Karuna Training in Europe, and is a licensed (retired) family therapist in Vancouver, BC. In her talk, she will introduce the topic of Contemplative Psychology and sign copies of her book.
First introduced at Naropa University in the early 1970's by the Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, contemplative psychology was founded in collaboration with leading western psychiatrists and psychologists who were inspired by the therapueutic and clinical implications of the Shambhala and Tantric Buddhist teachings in working with others. Contemplative Psychology is now the pre-eminent psychology in North America and Europoe mixing the wisdom and skilful means of Buddha nature and inherent healthiness with ordinary situations of helping others.
This public talk is open to everyone.