My third course here in Korea was in Seoul and was sponsored by the Korean Association for Buddhism and Psychotherapy jointly with ITZI. This course was focussed on paradox. Buddhist psychology encompasses the paradox that desire for a particular end is generally counter-productive, that the world works in ways that often seem ironic and that our idealism is often what stands in the way of us realising the true ideal of the spiritual path. We struggled with the topic for four days and what emerged most strongly was a concern with the issue of how to counsel without the therapist's ego getting hooked into the process and subverting it. We saw counselling as the application of the Four immeasurables (love, compassion, sympathetic joy and resilience) in an enquiry toward truth. This means, inter alia, that one cannot rely upon a technique. Therapy may include the use of techniques but they have to be appropriate to the case and often designed on the spot, not ready made routines that the client is put through and behind which the therapist can hide. We talked a lot about therapist "nakedness" in the face of the existential dilemma of the client which, in its depth, will be the life dilemma of all of us. The deeper and more personal one goes the more closely one approximates to the universal truths displayed in the Dharma and all true philosophy.