Over the last 2500 years, the lotus has been a central symbol in Buddhist thought. The archetypal underpinnings of this image are filled with complex meaning, and point towards the inner experience of the Self as Jung understood it. In this presentation, Master Dingkong will explore the symbol of the lotus and will discuss this image as it occurs in the dreams of modern Chinese Buddhist practitioners.
Master Dingkong received his Ph.D. from the City University of Macau. His doctorial tutor was Professor Heyong Shen, a Jungian Analyst. Master is the president of the Institute of Eastern Buddhist Psychology in Fuzhou, China. He is also Abbot of Jile Temple, established thirteen hundred years ago during the Tang Dynasty. Master Dingkong is No. 45th Generation Lineage holder of the LinJi Sect of Chan Dharma, No. 14th Generation Lineage holder of the Yun Men Sect of Chan Dharma, and No. 46th Generation Lineage holder of the Tian Tai Dharma. In 2001, Master Dingkong began teaching at the College of Yun Men Buddhism in Guangdong Provence of China, where, after serving as Dean of Education, he became Provost. He remains a Professor at the College of Yun Men Buddhism. His research interests include Buddhist psychology, Chan practice, and the religious function of the psyche.
Sylvia Xu, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at University of Shanghai for Science and Technology and Registered Psychotherapist in China. She is Vice-President of the Institute of Buddhist Psychology, China.
LOCATION: The program will be located at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Lambert Road Campus
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013
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