Exploring Buddhism, Psychotherapy and the Awakening…with Dr. Eng Kong Tan!
Date: 7pm-9pm, Tuesday 8 November
What is courage? How do we cultivate it?
Dr. Eng-Kong Tan will share his experiences as the therapist with the patient who demonstrates courage on the psychotherapy journey – the therapist gathers courage from his own experiences to support the patient through painful and fearful times in therapy. The patient shows courage, often courage he/she did not expect to find, in meeting and attending to their pain.
Similarly, in our meditative states it take courage to go deeper to tap into the void, the real Dhamma within us that is Wisdom & Compassion, which in turn gives us strength and courage to meet, manage and resolve our suffering.
Again, with bodhicitta, we take heart and we develop the bravery to engage with life and its challenges. As an awakened warrior, the Bodhisatva courageously engages and gives commitment to face adverse circumstances to transform them into the path. In our daily living, it takes courage to remain and continue on the Eight Fold Path.
In this presentation Dr. Eng-Kong Tan will describe the various types of courage and he will lead a meditative exercise on the cultivation of courage.
Dr Eng Kong Tan
Dr. Eng-Kong Tan is a friend and supporter of our Buddhist Library since the establishment day. He has presented many talks on Buddhism, Psychotherapy, Meditation and Spirituality in this room under the auspices of many organisations. Many of us will know of him as a doctor, a psychiatrist and as a Buddhist Psychotherapist.
He is Founder President of the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists (AABCAP). He is a former Chairman of Training of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australia (PPAA). He established the Metta Clinic in Pymble, a group psychological practice, here in Sydney and he offers individual, couple and group therapies including a weekly mindfulness training group.
He is obviously a leader in his field and with lots of courage he has established many new and challenging areas of care and service for our community.
So, we have specially invited him to speak on DEVELOPING A COURAGEOUS MIND……..
All Sessions by Dana (Donation).