Meditation & Dharma Talk w/ Dr. Stephen Dansiger, Josh Korda & Noah Levine.
November 13th, 7:30PM, Santa Monica, CA
As the dharma spreads to new cultures it invariably assimilates the world views and practices of that culture, creating vibrantly new approaches to spiritual practice. For example, when Buddhism spread to China and then Japan it amalgamated core Taoist principles, resulting in the Zen lineage.
Today much of the interaction in the US is seen between the dharma and Western therapy, resulting in a wide variety of innovative modalities, including DBT, MBSR, and others, while also expanding lay participation in Buddhist meditation at dharma centers.
Dr. Steve Dansiger and Buddhist Teacher Josh Korda have been deeply engaged in synthesizing new directions for Western Buddhism and therapies. The former has been combining the dharma with modern interventions, specifically EMDR therapy, to address trauma directly, and promote long term recovery and deeper, more sustainable dharma practice. The latter has been integrating core buddhist concepts with new therapeutic approaches—such as Attachment Theory, internal self-states and emotion centered modalities—into new approaches for Buddhist spiritual counseling.
Noah Levine (who wrote the foreword to both their books) will introduce old friends Steve and Josh, as they lead meditation, give a talk, and answer questions, on the eve of both of their book releases: Josh Korda's Unsubscribe and Stephen Dansiger (with Jamie Marich) with EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.