Announcing the first international
ITZI conference in Madrid
“Buddhism, therapy and cultural engagement: an emerging synergy”
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September.
is an evolving movement in psychotherapy, counseling and spirituality. The International Institute for Zen Therapy (ITZI) is an umbrella organization. It encompasses individuals, scholars, groups and practitioners, from around the world who are involved in applying Buddhist psychology to engaged work.
Not narrowly Zen, not narrowly therapy, the purpose of the conference is to bring people together and to explore the wide variety of approaches, applications and interpretations that are emerging. It will also create a forum in which further fresh channels can open and new collaborations blossom.
This first ITZI conference comes at an exciting time of growth in the therapeutic professions with new synergies being formed between the fields of psychology and spirituality, meditation and dialogue, mindfulness and engagement. Buddhist based practices in the areas of health and wellbeing are blossoming. We are confident the conference will prove a rich and stimulating event for a broad range of practitioners.
The ITZI Conference will be held in
Madrid, 25 - 27 September 2015
We would like to an invitation to you to join ITZI for this exciting event.
We are delighted to announce what we consider to be an academically exciting, intellectually stimulating and rich programme in the field of Buddhist psychology.
Presentations and workshops, short talks and practice demonstrations will take place over the course of three days – Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September. The days are organized into three sub-themes to stimulate the discussion of new ideas and create potential for emerging synergies in the field.
The themes are:
Day One: Zen Therapy - encompassing mindfulness and going beyond
Day Two: Ancient dharma forms - Zen, therapy and encounters with the other
Day Three: Buddhist Therapeutics – the many facets of Dharma