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  • Buddhist Art and Contemporary Culture (5 Days) | Buddhist Connection
    Joining The Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Buddhist Art and Contemporary Culture 5 Days Event Image Body Buddhist Art and Contemporary Culture 5 Days This is a 5 day intensive course from 3 7 June 2013 Understanding Buddhist art is an essential part of understanding and analysing the influence of Buddhism from historical to modern times Buddhist Art and Contemporary Culture explores the history and development form and meaning of Buddhist arts and their influence in different cultures and contexts Topics include the beauty of Chan and Purity Land Buddhist architecture spiritual totems of Tibetan Buddhists calligraphy and stone inscriptions as well as the influence of Buddhism on art music and dance in different cultures Students will Analyse and critically evaluate the inter relationships between Buddhism and culture Demonstrate critical knowledge of the history form and meaning of Buddhist art and Analyse the history and development of Buddhist arts and their cultural influence in different contexts Who is it for Any student in NTI s postgraduate Certificate Diploma or Masters program in Applied Buddhist Studies Artists art critics art gallery curators art publishers and art appreciators Buddhist academics teachers teachers publishers librarians Anyone interested in the beauty and messages of Buddhist art and Buddhism devotees and anyone interested in learning more about Buddhism For further information pls see www nantien edu au Contact Name Nan Tien Institute Contact Email info nantien edu au Contact Phone 02 4272 0618 Event Region South Coast Organised By Nan Tien Institute Website www nantien edu au Event Type Courses Teachings on Buddhism Location Nan Tien Institute Temple Campus Nan Tien Temple 180 Berkeley Road Berkeley

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  • Healing Traditions: Buddhism and Psychotherapy - Mindfulness for the Healing Professions | Buddhist Connection
    Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Healing Traditions Buddhism and Psychotherapy Mindfulness for the Healing Professions Event Image Body Healing Traditions Buddhism and Psychotherapy Mindfulness for the Healing Professions This is a 5 day intensive course from 4 8 March Healing Traditions Buddhism and Psychotherapy Mindfulness for the Helping Professions is an ideal study opportunity for anyone interested in the interface between Buddhism and psychotherapy and the significant advantages this new spiritual dimension of psychotherapy has on modern life This theoretical and experiential subject looks at current social cultural and ethical issues and examines how Buddhism and psychotherapy practices can respond manage and impact on them Students will Learn the theoretical and neurological basis of meditation and its relationship to the Buddha s core teaching and practice of mindfulness Apply Buddhist and psychological principles to insight embodiment and consciousness Develop a critical appreciation of the social cultural and ethical issues in the integration of Buddhism and psychotherapy and Experience clinically beneficial meditative practice Lecturer DR ENG KONG TAN MBBS MPM FRANZCP Dr Tan is a medical doctor consultant psychiatrist and analytic psychotherapist He is the Founder and Chairman of the Metta Clinic an established group psychological practice in Pymble Sydney Who is it for Healing Traditions Buddhism and Psychotherapy is ideal for Psychotherapists psychologists counsellors and other mental health professionals Health practitioners involved in palliative care Chaplains wanting to develop new ways to offer support and make a difference Buddhist Studies academics and Buddhism devotees wanting to enhance their spiritual practice or anyone interested in learning more about Buddhism For further information pls see www nantien edu au Contact Name Nan Tien Institute Contact Email info nantien edu au Contact Phone 02 4272 0618 Event Region South Coast Organised By Nan Tien Institute

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  • Research Methods of Religious Studies subject (5 Days) | Buddhist Connection
    form Search You are here Home Research Methods of Religious Studies subject 5 Days Event Image Body Research Methods of Religious Studies subject 5 Days This is a 5 days course from 17 21 June 2013 Research Methods of Religious Studies is an introduction to critical thinking and the various modes of research used in Applied Buddhist Studies The basic skills and processes associated with developing research questions reviewing relevant literature and conducting research are discussed Qualitative and quantitative research methods are reviewed The subject also covers key basic principles in academic writing including referencing and citation methods As part of this subject students will be encouraged to develop their own original ideas and formulate research proposals that demonstrate their understanding of applied research Students will Develop an understanding of a range of approaches to religious research their strengths and weaknesses and the contexts in which they can be applied Compare and contrast qualitative research with quantitative research Develop an understanding of research ethics and consideration of key issues in applying for research ethics approval Evolve the capacity to critically review literature on a research topic of interest Develop the ability to develop a research proposal that clearly outlines the research question objectives and methodology and Develop an understanding of key principles in academic writing Who is it for Research Methods of Religious Studies is ideal for Any student in NTI s postgraduate Certificate Diploma or Masters program in Applied Buddhist Studies Academics with an interest in research and religious studies Teachers librarians and anyone else whose careers require an understanding of research processes Anyone interested in history religion and or philosophy and Buddhism devotees and anyone interested in learning more about Buddhism For further information Contact Name Nan Tien Institute Contact Email info nantien edu au Contact Phone 02

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  • Selected Readings of Buddhist Literature (5 Days) | Buddhist Connection
    Buddhism have developed It focuses on textual representations of Buddhist meditation mindfulness in particular which is perceived to be at the heart of Buddhism This subject informs students on different methodological approaches to textual analysis and provides foundations and background for deeper understanding of Buddhist meditation It explores how different methods of meditative practices are viewed and presented in some of the most influential texts on Buddhist meditation such as the Satipatthana sutta within the major Buddhist traditions Selected texts on meditation are read in English translation critically analysed and their relevance for contemporary meditation practices discussed and reflected upon Since the texts read in this course are on meditation various meditative techniques are also explored in practice The historical and cultural framework of meditation is investigated and related to contemporary meditation practices such as mindfulness and applications in a variety of new contexts Students will Gain insight into oral and written Buddhist textual traditions focusing on transmission of teaching of mindfulness and other types of Buddhist meditation Obtain an overview of different approaches and identify problems related to reading and interpreting teachings of different Buddhist texts on meditation Develop the ability to compare and comment upon different versions of the same Buddhist texts on meditation and its various English translations and understand the implications and influences of different textual interpretations on concrete practices of meditation as they are taught in modern Buddhism and Reflect on Buddhist meditation as practice that is historically conditioned and identify how it reflects the cultural paradigms in which it developed in the past and present Who is it for Selected Readings of Buddhist Literature is ideal for Any student in NTI s postgraduate Certificate Diploma or Masters program in Applied Buddhist Studies Academics with an interest in research and Buddhist Studies Teachers librarians and

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  • Mindfulness: Theory and Practice subject | Buddhist Connection
    of meditative practice taught in Buddhist traditions focusing on mindfulness as the key component in the Buddhist doctrinal framework It explores the theoretical foundations for meditative practice as well as the practical methods and techniques of meditation and looks at the variety of applications of mindfulness in new contexts and environments The course places emphasis on both theory and practice primary and secondary sources on Buddhist meditation are studied and critically examined and students also explore several techniques and aspects on mindfulness in practice Students devote substantial time to meditation practice and have an opportunity to reflect on and discuss their experiences Mindfulness Theory and Practice not only stimulates intellectually but offers practical insights into the contemplative world of Buddhism Students will Acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of Buddhist doctrines and practices investigate analyse and explicate the origins of Buddhist meditation its developments and impacts throughout history Command analytical and critical skills apply the research methods of religious studies psychology and social sciences to analyse and critically evaluate the rich spectrum of meditation methods from both theoretical and practical perspectives Apply knowledge to new situations and think critically and independently explore the philosophical foundations and ethical principles of Buddhist meditation and its applications in contemporary societies Appreciate and evaluate the role of Buddhist meditation and mindfulness in particular in relation to the social issues explored by Buddhist ethics and critically examine applications of mindfulness in psychotherapy counselling and other therapeutic contexts and Relate the course to the broader context of the Applied Buddhist Studies Program the study of mindfulness complements all other subjects Who is it for Mindfulness Theory and Practice is ideal for Psychotherapists psychologists counsellers and other mental health professionals Health practitioners involved in palliative care Chaplains wanting to develop new ways to offer support and make a

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  • Introduction to Buddhism subject (5 Day Course) | Buddhist Connection
    Introduction to Buddhism subject 5 Day Course Event Image Body Introduction to Buddhism subject 5 Day Course This course runs from 18 22 February 2013 Introduction to Buddhism is an overview of the history of Buddhist thought and provides the essential foundation for further studies in Buddhism and a portal to all other NTI subjects It provides an in depth introduction to key concepts and practices of the Buddhist tradition from its origin to later developments spanning 2 500 years It covers the key Buddhist doctrines and the basic concepts of Buddhist philosophy across various traditions and critically examines the spiritual meaning of life from the Buddhist perspective The role of Buddhist theory meditation and practice in approaching morality and ethics as well as contemporary developments in global Buddhism will be introduced and critically appraised Introduction to Buddhism fosters the study of Buddhism through reflection and experiential learning and provides experience of Buddhist philosophy and practice in daily life It fosters critical inquiring assimilation of Buddhist philosophy and practice through open debate and discussion innovative angles of interpretation and experiential immersion in meditation Students will Enhance their knowledge of fundamental concepts of Buddhism Develop critical thinking on the traditional interpretations of major concepts of Buddhism Develop specific research questions objectives or hypotheses for a research project and Explore and develop a personal understanding of the essense of Buddhism Who is it for Introduction to Buddhism is ideal for Any student starting an NTI postgraduate Certificate Diploma or Masters program in Applied Buddhist Studies Buddhist academics teachers publishers librarians Health practitioners including psychologists psychotherapists and other mental health professionals Anyone involved in international diplomatic relations or foreign aid programs and Buddhism devotees and anyone interested in learning more about Buddhism For further information Contact Name Nan Tien Institute Contact Email info

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  • Heart of Relationship: An Integration of Buddhism and Psychotherapy - 5 Day Workshop | Buddhist Connection
    Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Heart of Relationship An Integration of Buddhism and Psychotherapy 5 Day Workshop Event Image Body Heart of Relationship An Integration of Buddhism and Psychotherapy 5 Day Workshop This is a 5 day intensive on campus Lectures and Workshops 26 30 November 2012 9 00am 5 30pm daily Do you work in the field of Counselling Psychotherapy or Psychology and want to develop new techniques to incorporate into your practice Or are you interested in learning more about the Buddhist approach to relationships health wellness and social wellbeing Relationships play a major role in health wellness and social wellbeing Counselling and psychotherapy identify the relationship between therapist and patient to be central to the healing process A Buddhist approach encourages the development of positive qualities of the heart and mind and a way of relating to self and others that recognises our interconnectedness and impermanence The Heart of Relationship An Integration of Buddhism and Psychotherapy starts from these principles of Buddhist psychology and explores the interrelationships between the development of the person and interpersonal awareness in daily life It will also address the fundamental issues of loss and bereavement The therapeutic model offered in this subject is a body mind approach attending to all levels of experience It emphasises how we can embody compassion and unconditional presence become mindfully attuned to the states of suffering and qualities of wholeness and skilfully support ourselves and others whether in daily or professional life Students will Increase their knowledge and critical assessment of the core principles and methods of Buddhist influenced psychotherapy Evaluate and reflect on the role of Buddhist psychology in the contexts of counselling in spiritual care chaplaincy and palliative care Develop and enhance capacities such as mindfulness self awareness and

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  • Nan Tien Institute Inaugural Graduation and Information Day | Buddhist Connection
    Member Network Getting Involved Volunteer Positions Volunteer Application Form Become a Friend Update My Details About What We Do Videos Publications Annual Reports Newsletters Contact search NewsPage Search form Search You are here Home Nan Tien Institute Inaugural Graduation and Information Day Event Image Body Nan Tien Institute Inaugural Graduation and Information Day A group of postgraduate students will graduate with a world unique qualification from Australia s first accredited tertiary education provider grounded in Buddhist values and wisdom Nan Tien Institute NTI The Institute s first Graduation Ceremony will be held on Sunday 18 November 2012 along with an Information Day to recruit new students The graduating students have been educated at NTI since its inception last year and will be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Applied Buddhist Studies or Graduate Certificate in Applied Buddhist Studies The Information Day presentations will include a visionary overview of NTI s current and future place in the international Buddhism learning landscape Students and Graduates will talk about their academic and social experiences at NTI and a panel discussion with leading academics will explore the issue Where is education going in the Asian Century and how does Buddhist philosophy apply The day will also include a Piling Blessing Ceremony to bless the start of construction of NTI s new Tertiary education campus and Cultural Centre and Art Gallery This state of the art facility will be open to students artists and the community in 2014 NTI has already had the fortune to educate over 50 students since it started teaching at the Nan Tien Temple campus at the beginning of 2011 It is very proud of its graduating students and looks forward to sharing this new kind of educational model with everyone in the community For further information phone 02 4272 0618 or

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