Zen Practice, Psychotherapy, and the Spiritual Unconscious

Zen Practice, Psychotherapy, and the Spiritual Unconscious Lawson Sachter “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,but by making the darkness conscious.” C.G. Jung Organizational Overview: Section I presents an introduction to the unconscious processes brought to the surface through intensive forms of meditation, and so has relevance for psychotherapists and practitioners alike. […]

Zen Meditation and Psychotherapy

A psychospiritual exploration of intensive dharma practice PsychoDynamic Zen refers to the ways that intensive meditation practices mobilize the whole of the psyche. This website looks into the complexities, paradoxes, and contradictions often found in this mobilization, and explores some key implications for both Western dharma practitioners, as well as for mental health professionals. Research […]

Published and Unpublished Letters to the Editor

This one was written in response to an article by C.W. Huntington in Tricycle magazine: We’re concerned that the recent article on dharma practice and psychotherapy by C.W. Huntington fails to adequately address the unconscious dynamics that so often manifest themselves as obstructive forces in the midst of formal practice and our everyday life. Perhaps […]

The Mind’s Dragons

Deep practice mobilizes powerful healing energies—and stirs repressed forces that lie in our subconscious. To read our full article in Tricycle Magazine, please visit the link at…