The Shantideva Meditation Center presents this public talk with Dr. Pilar Jennings on April 24, 2020.
As we navigate this time of polarization and strife, the healing arts of Buddhist teachings and Western psychology offer illuminating perspectives and methods. In this talk, we’ll explore a Buddhist and psychodynamic understanding of anxiety, its causes and personal symptoms. Together we will examine a contemplative response to this form of suffering as a way to cull meaning and offer support to those who experience anxiety and its many ripple effects.
With a focus on interpersonal dynamics, including the spiritual mentor/student dyad, we will learn about key relational dynamics that can generate feelings and behaviors associated with anxiety. This talk will be relevant to meditators of all experience levels and clinicians interested in the clinical applications of Buddhist meditation.
This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom, as the center is currently closed due to COVID-19. Zoom is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend.