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DavidRockman
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Hello from Southern California

Post by DavidRockman » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:39 am

I have been studying Buddhism for over a decade and as a therapist have worked hard to integrate the philosophy into my practice and research.

I am looking forward to engaging in some discussion using Dharma Wheel and possibly exploring local sanghas in my area.

I am also currently running a research study on mindfulness and sati practices as they apply to psychology, and am very interested if people have recommendations for where I might find people interested in contributing to such research-

I am always excited to meet students and practitioners of Buddhism!

it is a pleasure to be among you,
David

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Re: Hello from Southern California

Post by DNS » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:07 am

Welcome to DW!


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Re: Hello from Southern California

Post by Virgo » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:21 am

Welcome. :anjali:

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Re: Hello from Southern California

Post by Manjushri » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:57 pm

Be very welcome, David.

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Re: Hello from Southern California

Post by Ayu » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:54 pm

Welcome to Dharma Wheel. :thumbsup:
For the benefit and ease of all sentient beings. :heart:

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Re: Hello from Southern California

Post by DavidRockman » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:40 am

Thank you all very much

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Re: Hello from Southern California

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:45 am

Welcome. I find Mark Epstein's books on the subject of therapy and Dharma pretty good. Not completely mind blowing, but worth picking up.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy tracks pretty well with therapeutic uses of Dharma. So much so that some people accuse Stephen Hayes of cribbing part of Buddhism and taking credit for them. I think there might be an iota of truth to this criticism, but it is a good modality regardless if you want processes and concepts in popular Western therapies that dovetail with Dharma.
"...if you think about how many hours, months and years of your life you've spent looking at things, being fascinated by things that have now passed away, then how wonderful to spend even five minutes looking into the nature of your own mind."

-James Low

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