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This is the weblog of Dr. David Brazier, authority on Buddhist Psychology and creator of Zen Therapy. ZT is psychotherapy in which the theory basis is provided by Buddhist Psychology. It is the path of spiritual liberation through inter-personal encounter. Within a frame of deep compassion the encounter seeks to break through dysfunctional equilibrium, enabling the person to experience the awful yet wonderful truth about their life.
||plus eight other published books including Zen Therapy, The Feeling Buddha, Beyond Carl Rogers, Who Loves Dies Well, and Love and Its Disappointment|
Positions: President of Instituto Terapia Zen Internacional, Head of the Amida Order, co-founder of
Amida Trust,Patron of Tathagata Trust for socially engaged projects in India. Founder of the Eleusis Retreat Centre in France.
|Nominated by Huffington Post as one of the "12 Buddhists on Twitter you should be following" alongside Dalai Lama, Jack Kornfield, Tricycle Magazine, and 8 others. twitter.com/dharmavidya|
See KEYNOTE at the International Conference on Other Centered Approaches, Berkeley, California, February 2011
CONSULTANCY: Dr. Brazier lectures in Dharma centres, universities, and public venues in many countries and can be consulted and invited. His schedule is planned up to two years ahead so please make allowance.
Teachers who have been particularly influential in Dr. Brazier's life include:
- Nai Boonman, sammatha meditation
- Chogyam Trungpa, Vajrayana
- Anne Trembath, psychotherapy and psychiatric social work
- Carl Ransom Rogers, person centred approach
- Elaine Sachnoff, psychodrama
- Jiyu Kennett, Soto Zen
- Mary Midgley, philosophy
- Gisho Saiko, who entrusted him to bring Buddhist counselling to the West
- Al Bloom, leading writer on Shin Buddhism and friend
- Celso Navarro, Zen Master and friend
There are different sections to this weblog concerned with day to day or longer term matters. Please find your way around by using the "Categories" and the "Recent Posts" sections on the left.
Questions: There is a section in the weblog called "Questions in the Sand". This replaces a previous separate weblog of that name. If you want to address questions to David Brazier about religious or philosophical questions or about faith and practice, send them to him by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Questions in the Sand" in the subject line and the answers will appear in this section in due course.