Psychological Effects of the Pandemic
February 6: Psychological Effects of Pandemic: a Buddhist Psychologist Approach to Well Being with Zen Master WuKwang/Richard Shrobe
We all have had our challenges during this pandemic, physically, emotionally, financially, etc and there have been times we felt “I can handle this” and times we felt overwhelmed.Richard Shrobe is a long time yoga friend of our Director Margabandhu and this day he will share his knowledge of the psychological effects of stress and ways we can better handle it, using Gestalt Psychotherapy and Buddhist teachings as the basis for a personal practice.
This is part of the “Yoga & Health II” 7 part series
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Zen Master Wu KwangBuddhist Master Teacher, Psychological Counselor
Zen Master Wu Kwang, (Richard Shrobe, LCSW) is guiding teacher of the Chogye International Zen Center of New York and lives in New York with his family. Before he began practicing Zen he studied intensively with Swami Satchidananda, living with his wife and children for four years at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York. He has a Master’s degree in Social Work and did six years of postgraduate study in Gestalt, including training with Laura Perls. He has been director of a drug program, and has served as an instructor in psychiatry and Gestalt therapy. He started practicing with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1975 and was given inka in 1984. He received dharma transmission on August 1, 1993. A former professional musician, his undergraduate training was in music theory, and he also studied with jazz pianist, Barry Harris. Currently he has a private practice in psychotherapy specializing in the Gestalt approach. He has written three books: Open Mouth Already a Mistake, Don’t Know Mind: The Spirit of Korean Zen, and Elegant Failure: A Guide to Zen Koans, all available from Amazon.com.