Realizational Practice Studies Institute

Offers Retreats, On-going Groups & Private Studies

Actualizing Realizational Practice


Buddhism & Psychotherapy

Practice / Study Group

Wednesdays: Beginning September 29th: 7:20 – 8:40

Join in for Zen meditation and a lively free,-form discussion based on readings from the Soto Zen scriptural and koan literature and psychoanalytic readings drawn from the Bionic development and from the integrative literature on Zen and psychoanalysis serve to inform our explorations with emphasis on the clinical relevance of these two highly experiential disciplines.

Zazen (Zen meditation) functions as the core practice and foundational teaching of the Zen Buddhist tradition. Shared group practice in a supportive setting provides the opportunity to fine-tune and deepen personal insights, which can lead to further discourse in the integration of both traditions.

Zoom Online Only $10 Donation Requested

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Group Facilitator: Seiso Paul C. Cooper, Sensei:

Psychoanalyst, Ordained Priest & transmitted teacher in the Soto Zen lineage; Co-founder, Director, Teacher: Two Rivers Zen Community, Narrowsburg, N.Y.; Former Dean of Training at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP); Faculty, training analyst, supervisor: Institute for Expressive Analysis; Author: Zen Insight, Psychoanalytic Action: Two Arrows Meeting (Routledge, 2019), The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter (Routledge: 2010), Into the Mountain Stream: Psychotherapy and Buddhist Experience (Aronson: 2007) and numerous journal articles; most recently: “Realizational Perspectives: Bion’s Psychoanalysis & Dogen’s Zen”, American Journal of Psychoanalysis (2020). Seiso Paul Cooper maintains a private psychoanalytic practice online and in Narrowsburg, N.Y. For a full list of publications click here

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