mindfulness year curriculum — san francisco
1. Foundations of Buddhism and Buddhist Psychology
Faculty and Visiting Lecturers:J. Loizzo, S. Salzberg, R. Thurman, M. Neale
Retreat Foundation topics include: Four Noble Truths / Dependent Origination / Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Classes topics include: Buddhism: Historical and Philosophical Developments / Lam Rim Outlines: A Distinctive Tibetan Approach / Classical Abhidharma and Buddhist Psychology / Mind and Mental Factors / Karma / Self and Selflessness
2. Neuroscience of Meditation
Faculty and Visiting Lecturers: J. Loizzo, S. Sequeira
Class topics include: Brain Basics / Mindfulness and Pre-Frontal Cortex / Mindfulness and Limbic System / Mindfulness and Brainstem
3. Clinical Applications of Mindfulness: Mechanisms of Change and Effects
Faculty and Visiting Lecturers: E. Olivio, J. Kaplan, J. Loizzo, C. Germer, S. Sequeira, B. van Melik
Class topics include: Cognitive-based Interventions: MBSR, MBCT, ACT / Treatment of Mood Disorders and MBCT / Treatment of Personality Disorders and DBT / Working with Kids / Working with Illness, Death and Dying / Couples Therapy / Working with Trauma
4. Nalanda Institute 8-week Program in Stress-Reduction and Self-Healing Teacher Training
Faculty: J. Loizzo
Class topics include: Overview of 8-week Program in Stress-Reduction and Self-Healing / Learning to teach Buddhist principles and meditation practices
5. Contemplative Psychotherapy: Integrative Nuances
Faculty and Visiting Lecturers: J. Rubin, M. Neale, P. Jennings, P. Fulton
Class topics include: Western models of psychodynamic psychotherapy / Insight in Meditation and Psychotherapy / Intersubjectivity and Relational Therapy / Meditative Therapy / Working with Transference and Countertransference / Spiritual Bypassing / Self-Compassion / Healing the Selfless Self
6. Meditation Practicum: Instruction & Supervision with Sharon Salzberg
This is taught periodically with Sharon Salzberg throughout the year and is reinforced at the beginning of each class meeting with Nalanda faculty.
Sharon Salzberg will lead the intersession retreat, February 25th – 26th, 2017 at the San Francisco Zen Center.
For more information on the program please contact San Francisco Program Director, Fiona Brandon at .