Dear Folks -
This week class member, Tom Oldham brought Dr. Harvey Aronson to
class. Dr. Aronson has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from the University
of Wisconsin (1975). He has taught at both the University of Virginia
and Stanford. He completed his clinical education at Boston
University's School of Social Work (1984). Dr. Aronson is author of
Buddhist Practice on Western Ground (2004) with the research being
supported by a Ford Foundation grant. He is also the founding
Co-Director of Dawn Mountain - Tibetan Temple, Community Center, and
Research Institute (since 1996) right here in Houston.
Here's a link to the website: http://www.dawnmountain.org
This week he discussed meditation, the present moment, in
the context of our spiritual and relational life. He draws
from the Judeo-Christian tradition of dialogue, as embodied by Martin
Buber, some of the recent work by psychoanalyst Daniel Stern, and his
own background as a psychotherapist and teacher of Buddhist meditation.