SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Forum and round-table discussion, Yunnan TAETEA Group, Academy of Certified Chinese Tea Masters and Institute of Teaism Philosophy, Menghai, Yunnan Province, China, April 25-27, 2020 (postponed)

Symposium, Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 4, 2020

Lecture, Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 29, 2020

Mindfulness for the Helping Professional, Beijing, China, December 7-9, 2019

Learning from our Mistakes. Mindfulness & Psychotherapy, Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Hospital series, Boston, MA, May 4, 2019

Puerto Rico Zen Center, March 2-4, 2018

Nalanda Institute, NYC, March 29, 2018

Symposio International, Neurociencia Cognitiva, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 12, 2018

"Mindfulness and the Psychotherapy Relationship," AEMIND, Valencia, Spain (rescheduled)

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. "Suffering: How we understand it and why it matters," January 26-28, 2018

University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland, November 11-12, 2017

Mindfulness como Formacion Avanzada para el Professional Clinico, Salon de Actos de la Facultad de Psicologia, Valencia, Spain, November 4, 2017

Una Mirada Hacia el Interior, Centro Zen de Puerto Rico, June 22-24, 2017

Conference: "Neurociencia Cognitiva Mindfulness", San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 11, 2017

 

Course co-director, "Mindfulness and Compassion: Fundamentals, Research and its Application in Psychotherapy", (SWPS) University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland, October, 2016 – May, 2017

Moderator/course planner, "Enlightenment: Idealized or Real? " Enlightening Conversations, November 13-14, 2015 Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
 

“How do we Understand Suffering?”  Advanced Behavioral Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, January 22, 2015.
 

“Mindfulness as Advanced Training,” Lesley University, November 19, 2014.
 

“Deepening the Conversation: Advanced Topics in Mindfulness & Psychotherapy, European Center for Mindfulness, Freiburg, Germany, October 24-26, 2014
 

Two day training, Fundacja Polski Instytut Mindfulness, Warsaw, Poland, October 18-19, 2014    
 

“What is it good for? ”  Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy conference, Lesley University, September 13, 2014.
 

“Integrating Lovingkindness into our Meditation Practice, our Work, and our Lives", October 16, 2013 Budynek SWPS, Warsaw, Poland.
 

“Neuroplasticity and Mindfulness: Invitations, Challenges, and Implications.” Public lecture, October 15, Warsaw, Poland.    
 

“Is the Buddhist path the most complete practice for overcoming human suffering, and if so, what could possibly go wrong?  Toronto Buddhism & Psychology Student Union, April 5, 2013.
 

“A Tendentious and Single-minded Disquisition on the Harmful Nature of Desire,” Mind Matters III, sponsored by the University of Toronto Buddhism & Psychology Students’ Union and the Jungian Society, February 9, 2013, Toronto, ON.
 

“Mindfulness, Psychotherapy, and Overcoming Suffering,” full day workshop sponsored by Frankel Program Depression Center, UM Integrative Medicine, Dept. of Family Medicine, Social Work and Community Programs, January 30, 2013, Ann Arbor, MI.
 

“Mindfulness and the Helping Relationship: Strategies for Caregivers and their Clients,” full day workshop at the Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness, January 29, 2013, Grand Rapids, MI.
 

“Muddling toward a Buddhist Psychotherapy,” IMP lecture series, November 19, 2012, Arlington, MA
 

"What does mindfulness offer to the mind of the clinician, and why should I care?" Smith School of Social Work, June 7, 2012, Northampton, MA
 

“How do we Understand Emotional Distress?  Implications of the medical model applied to mental suffering,” Windhorse Associates, June 7, 2012, Northampton, MA.
 

“Learning to Show Up to Ourselves and Our Clients,” keynote address, Ventura County Behavioral Health Association, May 24, 2012, Ventura, CA.
 

“Will Buddhism transform how psychotherapy understands suffering, or are we just looting the vehicle for its parts?” Dresden, Germany, April 13, 2012
 

“Compassion and Compassion Fatigue,” Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, December 19, 2011, Boston, MA.
 

“A Crooked line from East to West: The shaping of Buddhism in the United States,” presented at the Liu Zu Cultural Festival, October 27, 2011, Guangdong, People’s Republic of China.
 

“Achtsamkeit und Akzeptanz: Haltung und Methode in Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Beratung” workshop sponsored by the Institue fur Achtsamkeit und Stressbewaltigung,. October 21 - 23, 2011, Bad Enbach, Germany.
 

“Hopes and goals of therapy revisited: An expanded vision of the self in treatment,” course director, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, October 1, 2011, Boston, MA.
 

“Mindfulness, Buddhist Practice, and the New Depth Psychology: What’s Next?” with Andrew Olendzki, Ph.D., New England Educational Institute, July 18-22, 2011, Eastham, MA.
 

“No-self in psychotherapy,” Meditation and Psychotherapy: Helping our patients, helping ourselves, Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, May 7, 2011, Boston, MA.
 

“Mindfulness and hypnosis,” New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Newton, Massachusetts, February 13, 2011.
 

“Teach us to care and not to care, teach us to sit still: Mindfulness, compassion, and compassion fatigue,” Keynote address and workshop, NASW Vermont Chapter, October 29, 2010.Rutland, VT.
 

“Achtsamkeit und Akzeptanz: Haltung und Methode in Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Beratung” workshop sponsored by the Institue fur Achtsamkeit und Stressbewaltigung,. October 1-3, 2010, Bad Enbach, Germany.
Panelist, “The confluence of two streams: Buddhist psychotherapy in the West,” Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, Tibet House, June 9, 2010, New York City, New York.

“Identity and the self: How Buddhism is informing Western conceptions of the person,” Department of Sino-Indian Studies, Jinan University, November 27, 2009, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China.

 

“The nature of suffering and mindfulness meditation,” National Committee of Yoga Education, Guojian Yoga Center, November 26, 2009, Guangzhou, China, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China.
 

“Who do you think you are?”  Day of Discussion (Psychoanalysis and Buddhism), October 17, 2009, Santa Monica, CA.
Discussant, Meditation & Psychotherapy: Cultivating Compassion and Wisdom, with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, May 2, 2009, Boston, MA.

 

“Suffering,” presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, March 9, 2009, Boston, MA.
Mindfulness in Medicine and Psychotherapy, sponsored by the Institue fur Achtsamkeit und Stressbewaltigung, May 23-25, 2008, Oldenburg, Germany.

 

“Freedom from Self,” Meditation and Psychotherapy: Fostering Connections, Building Relationships, Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, May 17, 2008, Boston, MA.
 

“The Paradox of Continuity and Change: Reflections on Mindfulness, Psychotherapy and the Nature of Things,” December 1, 2007, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, Cambridge, MA.
 

“Clinical application of mindfulness,” November 30, 2007, The Place of Spirituality in Psychotherapy, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Boston, MA.
 

“Suffering, Mindfulness, and Hypnosis,”  October 26, 2007, keynote address, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 58th annual workshops & scientific program conference, Anaheim, CA.
 

“Zen zombies and counseling cling-ons:  How we may misuse Dharma and therapy to avoid intimacy and to stay stuck,” with Grace Shireson, October 13, 2007, Enlightening Relationships: Psychoanalysis and Buddhism Meeting in Person, The New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, New School for Social Research; and Tricycle Foundation.  New York, NY.  
 

“Theories of suffering,” September 17, 2007, Grand Rounds, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA.
 

“The scientific study of happiness: The medicalization of suffering and the medicalization of mindfulness” and “A psychological perspective on the Brahmaviharas,” August 4 & 5, 2007, International Conference on Buddhism and Science, Mahidol University, Salaya, Thailand
 

“Psychotherapy as Spiritual Arrest,” June 2, 2007, Meditation and Psychotherapy: Psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness perspectives. Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, Boston, MA.
 

“Mindfulness for the psychotherapy and the psychotherapist,” Post-conference Institute, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Health Care, and Society 5th annual conference, April 1, 2007, Worcester, MA.
 

“Training and the mind of the therapist,” Danielsen Institute, Boston University. March 7 & 21, 2007, Boston, MA.
 

“On being the center of the universe,”, March 19, 2007, Buddhist Psychology lecture series, Arlington, MA.
Course Director, invitational mental health conference sponsored by Tufts Health Plan, September 15, 2006, Waltham, MA.,.

 

“Quality and Performance under Capitation,” presented at Performance Measurement for Behavioral Healthcare, July 26, 2006, San Francisco, California.
 

“This Very Moment: Mindfulness for the Psychotherapist,” presented at Massachusetts Psychological Association Annual Conference, New Partnerships and Expanding Roles, April 29, 2006,Waltham, MA.
 

Course Director, invitational mental health conference sponsored by Tufts Health Plan, September 16, 2005, Waltham, MA.
 

“Quality Performance Reimbursement for Inpatient Care,” presented at Performance Measurement for Behavioral Healthcare, February 24, 2005, Scottsdale, Arizona.
 

Course Director, “Integrating Mindfulness and Psychotherapy,” 5 day residential program for mental health professionals, co-sponsored by the Institute for Meditation & Psychotherapy and the Center for Buddhist Studies, March 6-11, 2005, Barre, MA.
 

“Existential Issues in Psychotherapy: Radical Acceptance & Renewal,” multiple lectures presented on Cape Cod, June, 2003, July, 2004, and Santa Fe, October, 2003, under the aegis of New England Educational Institute.

Integrating Mindfulness and Psychotherapy,” multiple lectures presented in Santa Fe, October 15-17, 2004, under the aegis of New England Educational Institute.
 

Course Director, invitational mental health conference sponsored by Tufts Health Plan, October 1, 2004, Waltham, MA.
 

Discussant, plenary session, “Between Cultures: Buddhism and Psychotherapy in the Twenty-First Century,” co-sponsored by Boston University Humanities Foundation, Ryukoku University ORC, Kyoto Institute, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, Institute of Buddhist Studies, University of Oregon, September 10, 2004, Boston, MA.
 

Course Director, “Clinical Practice in Uncertain Times:  Helping Clients in the New Climate of Fear,” conference sponsored by Tufts Health Plan, September 12, 2003, Watertown, MA.
 

Course Director, “Skills for Success IV: Working with High Risk Patients,” conference sponsored by Tufts Health Plan, September 14, 2001, Waltham, MA.
 

Course Director, “Skills for Success: Knowledge & Technology to Enhance Therapeutic Practice,” conference sponsored by Tufts Health Plan, September 16, 2000. Framingham, MA.
 

Course Director, “The Meaning of Life,” conference co-sponsored by the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Cambridge, April, 2000, Cambridge, MA.
Lecture, “Mindfulness Training for the Psychotherapist,” Bureau for Study Council, Harvard University, March 24, 2000, Cambridge, MA.

 

Lecture, “Mindfulness Training for the Psychotherapist,” Bureau for Study Council, Harvard University, March 24, 2000, Cambridge, MA.
 

Course Director, “Skills for Success: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment,” conference sponsored by Tufts Health Plan, November 6, 1999, Waltham, MA.
 

Course Director, “Meeting the Challenges of Acute Psychiatric Care,” conference sponsored by Tufts Health Plan, September 24, 1999Westborough, MA.
 

Lecture, “Depression Disease Management,” Value Purchasing: Investing in Women’s Health,” June 19, 1999, Washington D.C.
Course Director, “Skills for Success,” conference sponsored by Tufts Health Plan, September 12, 1998,Westborough, MA.

 

Lecture, “The Self in Buddhist Psychology,“ Understanding the Self: Contemporary Approaches in Treatment, The Cambridge Series, Harvard Medical School, January 24, 1998, Boston, MA.
 

“Integrating Eastern Approaches into Western Psychotherapy,” Grand Rounds, Mount Auburn Hospital Department of Psychiatry, April 18, 1995, Cambridge, MA.
 

“Spirituality, Psychotherapy, and the Freedom to Suffer,” Boston University School of Social Work Division of Continuing Education conference on Spirituality and Psychotherapy, September 24, 1994, Boston, MA.
 

“Non-Traditional Approaches in Psychotherapy: Eastern Approaches,” Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education conference on Controversies in Clinical Practice (Lee B. Macht Memorial Series), June 3, 1994, Boston, MA.
 

Panelist, Meditation and Psychotherapy, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, June 23, 1993, Cambridge, MA.
 

"How to be the Father You Wish You Had," All's Well Series, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, April 22, 1993. Newton, MA.
 

"The Role of Psychotherapy in Modern Psychiatry," delivered to the Alliance for the Mentally Ill, September 22, 1992.
 

“The Farther Reaches of Psychotherapy,” Pediatric Developmental Grand Rounds, North Shore Children’s Hospital, December 4, 1991, Salem, MA.
 

"Picking up the Pieces:  Keeping Public Mental Health Services Alive in the 1990's," Panelist, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, February 9, 1991, Dedham, MA.
 

"Managing Violence among the Institutionalized Mentally Ill," The Enemy Within:  Mental Health Aspects of Internalized Violence, Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center, May 18, 1990, Boston, MA.
 

"Therapy of the Long Term Patient," moderator, The Cambridge Series, November 3, 1988, Waltham, MA.

Under the aegis of the Institute for Meditation & Psychotherapy and the New England Educational Institute: multiple presentations and course director for multiple conferences in Boston, Valley Forge, Marco Island.
Multiple presentations for Essentials of Buddhist Psychology program, Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, 1998 to present.