Body/mind integration in meditation practice | Rev. Seiso Paul C. Cooper, Sensei, Ph.D., LP. | Ep.# 48

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Event Snapshot: Lecture #48 | November 16, 2023

Topic: Body/mind integration in meditation practice

Speaker: Rev. Seiso Paul C. Cooper

Episode No.: Ep.# 48

Date: Thursday / Friday

Time: 6:00 PM PST (Thursday)

9:00 PM EST (Thursday)

6:30 AM IST for India & Sri Lanka (Friday)

9:00 AM Malaysia/Singapore (Friday)

8:00 AM Indonesia (Friday)

Medium: English

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Rev. Seiso Paul C. Cooper

Rev. Seiso Paul C. Cooper, Sensei, Ph.D., LP. (Formally transmitted teacher in the Soto Zen lineage of Dainin Katagiri, Roshi)

Short Resume of Rev. Seiso Paul C. Cooper

Rev. Seiso Chugai Paul C Cooper, a dedicated and esteemed figure at the convergence of Soto Zen Buddhism and psychoanalytic therapy.

Background:

Rev. Seiso Chugai Paul C Cooper is a formally transmitted teacher in the Soto Zen lineage of Dainin Katagiri, Roshi. He holds significant affiliations, including being a full member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association and the American Zen Teacherā€™s Association.

As a co-founder and former guiding teacher at Two Rivers Zen Community in Narrowsburg, N.Y., and Lincoln Zen Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, Rev. Cooper has been an influential figure in the realm of Zen practice. He is also the founder of the Realizational Practice Studies Group in Montpelier, Vermont.


Accomplishments:

With a robust educational background and vast teaching experience, Rev. Cooper has contributed significantly to the field. He has served as a faculty member at the Contemplative Studies Project in New York City and the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Psychotherapy, as well as the California Institute for Integral Studies.

He has held positions as the former Dean of Training and a senior member at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP). Rev. Cooper is also a respected faculty member, training analyst, and supervisor at the Institute for Expressive Analysis and the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.


Published Works:

Rev. Seiso Chugai Paul C Cooper is an award-winning author known for influential publications that bridge the gap between Zen Buddhism and psychoanalytic therapy. Some of his notable works include:

  • “Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism: A Realizational Perspective” (Routledge 2023)
  • “Zen Insight, Psychoanalytic Action: Two Arrows Meeting” (Routledge, 2019)
  • “The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter” (Routledge, 2010)
  • “Into the Mountain Stream: Psychotherapy and Buddhist Experience” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007)

Presentations and Engagements:

Rev. Cooper actively participates in international conferences, workshops, and presentations, offering insights and teachings related to Buddhism and psychoanalysis. He organizes, facilitates, and leads silent retreats in the formal Soto Zen style both at retreat centers and online.


Selected Recent Publications:

  • “Meditation, Wisdom & Compassion in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy” – Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy, Vol. 2 (Routledge, 2023)
  • “Realizational Perspectives: Bionā€™s Psychoanalysis, Dogenā€™s Zen” – American Journal of Psychoanalysis (2020)
  • “Zen Musings on Bion’s ‘O’ and ‘K'” – Psychoanalytic Review (2016)

Selected Recent Courses and Workshops:

  • “Realizational Perspectives on Bionā€™s Psychoanalysis & Dogenā€™s Zen Buddhism” – Tangxinli Psychology Series, Shanghai, China (Winter-Spring 2021-2022)
  • “Mindfulness, Buddhist Meditation & Contemplative Psychotherapy” – Institute for Expressive Analysis, Spring 2021
  • “Bionā€™s Psychoanalysis & Dogenā€™s Zen” – Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, February 2021

For further inquiries or engagements, please contact Rev. Seiso Chugai Paul C Cooper at: Email: chugai108@gmail.com

Event Date:

November 16, 2023 (Thursday)

Time:

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8:00 AM Indonesia (Friday)

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