Chasing Elephants: Healing Psychologically with Buddhist Wisdom

As both a practicing psychotherapist and, Buddhist priest-teacher, Dr. Diane Shainberg uniquely integrates Buddhist spiritual wisdom with the practice of western psychological healing. She demonstrates how rather than searching for health through external solutions, one can look to his or her own internal potentials for healing and transformation. The author gives us specific practices for psych More

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About Diane Shainberg

Diane Shainberg, Ph.D., (1933-2002) was a psychotherapist in New York City and Director of The Mani Center for Integral Psychotherapy and Study. She was a student of Zen and Dzogchen Buddhism for more than thirty years.

She studied Advaita Vedanta with Ramesh Balsekar and teaches psychotherapists, counselors, healers, and others how to integrate the non-dual awareness teachings and practices of Zen and Dzogchen Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta into their life and work.

As an ordained Zen Buddhist Priest, Dr. Shainberg led a meditation group at the Carnegie Hill Zen Center in Manhattan, New York. She was a member of the Peacemaker Community, founded and directed by Roshi Bernie Glassman, and she conducted a monthly Dzogchen group for Lama Surya Das.

She wrote numerous articles and two books: “Healing in Psychotherapy: The Process of Holistic Change” and “The Path and Process of Inner Change.” In addition, she won several awards for her writing. She had a Ph.D in clinical psychology from Columbia University.

Dr. Shainberg offered an on-going training program in Integral Psychotherapy at the Mani Center in New York, NY along with workshops on the Integration of Meditation, and psychological and spiritual transformative work.

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