Lectures and Workshops
PLEASE NOTE: We have a new location for our Lectures:
Community United Church of Christ, 2650 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder 80305
Jung Meets the Buddha
Jeffrey T. Kiehl, Ph.D., M.A., LPC, Jungian Analyst
Friday, November 7, 7 – 9 pm
Jungian psychology and Buddhism are both powerful paths to greater awareness and wholeness. There is a perception by some that these paths are significantly different and do not work well together. A perception perhaps rooted in Jung’s early concern with Westerners using Eastern methods for psychological development. Yet, we know that Jung was deeply influenced and connected to Eastern teachings, especially Buddhism. In this presentation I describe my personal journey as both a Jungian analyst and a practicing Buddhist. For years I have worked to hold and integrate these two paths. I describe how these Western and Eastern teachings actually complement one another. I will discuss how both traditions view Psyche (Mind) and its role in experiencing the phenomenal world. I will also describe the subtle differences between these paths. I conclude my presentation by exploring how these paths can be combined in the therapeutic process leading to effective transformation.
Jeffrey Kiehl, Ph.D. is a senior analyst with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. He is a training analyst with the CG Jung Institute of Colorado, the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology. Jeffrey has been a practicing Buddhist for 40 years. He has presented numerous lectures and workshops around the nation, including Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. His talks cover topics on ecospychology, alchemy and interpretation of popular films.
Boulder Friends of Jung
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