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Zen & Psychoanalysis: Retreat Facilitators


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Seiso Paul C. Cooper, Ph.D., Ordained Soto Zen Priest & transmitted teacher, Psychoanalyst; Co-founder, Director, Teacher: Two Rivers Zen Community in Honesdale, PA.; Former Dean of Training: National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP); Faculty, training analyst, supervisor: NPAP, IEA; Editorial Board for Psychoanalytic Review; Award-winning author: The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter (2010), Into the Mountain Stream: Psychotherapy and Buddhist Experience (2007). Recent journal publications: “Taste the Strawberries,” American Journal of Psychoanalysis, (2014), “Zen meditation, Reverie and Psychoanalytic Listening,” Psychoanalytic Review (2014),  Still Standing: Three Stones Haiku (2014), Dr. Cooper maintains a private psychoanalytic practice in Manhattan and in Honesdale, PA. and he has presented his work on Zen & Psychoanalysis internationally.


Mark Finn, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. He has been active in the conversation between Buddhism and psychotherapy for many years, publishing and presenting widely in this area. He is co-editor of Object Relations Theory and Religion (1992) and a contributor to numerous edited collections on Buddhism and psychotherapy. He is especially interested in the spiritual biographies of the Tibetan Karma Kagyu gurus and the relevance of their stories to our lives. He works in private practice in White Plains, New York, and Manhattan.



Karen Morris, LP, NCPsyA, is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City and Honesdale, PA, where she runs a dream study group based on social dreaming. She is an award winning author of numerous articles on social trauma and a poet. She received the N.A.A.P. Gradiva Award for her first collection of poems, Cataclysm and Other Arrangements (Three Stones Press, 2014). As an Ambassador of Hope for Shared Hope International, she is a public educator on global and domestic sex-trafficking of minors, the commercial sex industry and the culture of demand.


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  1. Will you be doing Zen and Psychoanalysis again. I would love to attend this.

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