The materials formerly available on the AwakeningZen.org and PsychoDynamicZen.org sites, along with some significant new material, are currently being updated and consolidated into a book. Once that’s done, these sites will be re-established as follows:
AwakeningZen.org will focus on broadening our understanding of this evolving dharma practice in the West. The primary focus of this site will be on the unique, though often overlooked unconscious dimensions of the Western psyche as they work to either contribute to, or obstruct, the whole of the deepening process.
It will also touch into other cross-cultural issues that may be influencing our practice, and re-visit the significance of Awakening to the ways we embody our dharma training in and through our lives and relationships.
PsychoDynamicZen.org will explore ways that Zen, and other forms of meditation, can complement and enhance a psychotherapist’s personal effectiveness, and the ways it can help foster deeper, smoother, and longer-lasting change with a significant number patients or clients.
It will also be focusing on the common ground found within the intrapsychic, relational, and inter-generational realms of our personal and professional development.
Finally, this site will serve as an open forum for our Zentensive Workshop and Retreat, the professional training program that’s been accredited by The Washington School of Psychiatry for 30 CEUs for all mental health professionals.
If you’d like to stay in touch about website updates, other related programs, or to receive notifications about the upcoming book, please add your contact information below.
Lawson Sachter, co-abbot
Windhorse Zen Community