PhD in Buddhist Philosophy

PhD in Buddhist Philosophy




First Year

  1. The sense of existence
    Aging and fear of death
    Death and attachment
    On the fragility
    Relaxation of being
    The fullness and the art of good-die
    Grief, sadness and humor
    The meaning and purpose of life
    The existential action of choice
    Values and well-being
    Problem solving and life as a Path
    The useless suffering
    The courage against adversity
    Goodness, beauty and truth
    The creation and life as art
    Coexistence, politics and education of sense
    Maturity: decisions under uncertainty
    Success and failure of existential Project


  1. Ironic Logical Philosophy
    Irony and Logic
    Magic and Politic of the word
    Birth and tradition of logic
    Inference and limits of language
    Dialectical discussion
    Negative argument
    Absence of conclusion
    Philosophy of irony
    Failure necessary
    Exclusion and the eulogy of the philosopher
    Image and abstraction
    Metaphysical Validity


  1. The Philosophy of Nagarjuna
    The word versus emptiness
    Sources philosophical interpretations and works of Nagarjuna
    Genealogy of emptiness
    The Maya in the Buddhist discourse
    Metaphor as a meeting place and illusion
    Reason and the master’s ideas
    Causality, experience and identity
    The logic contingency of the absence of atman
    Orthodoxy, hierarchy and truth
    The secret and the power of silence
    The truth: conventional and ultimate
    The power of orthodoxy: use and abuse of the void
    The metaphor that was not: the religious
    The refuge of the paradox
    The philosophical tradition as spiritual revelation
    Identity as hermetic danger
    Persuasion and rhetoric spell
    The way to meet the Thing
    Dialectic as lexical substitution
    The question of the unconditioned
    Dependency and intellectual asceticism
    The beleaf as illusory attachment to the logic of the idea
    The absence of self and care-of-itself
    The proposal as philosophical reflection of being
    The speak as a metaphor of the speaking subject
    Artifact of silence and reduction to absurdity
    Dramatization against refutation
    Bodhisattva: The search for a nonsite
    Nagarjuna as edifying philosopher
    The causality of the future
    Anti-essentialism and Buddhist phenomenology
    Essence as lack
    Find, interpret and construct the Truth
    Nagarjuna’s constructivism


  1. Meditation: observing the mind
    The supreme Vehicle
    Models and patterns of sitting meditation
    The secret cultivation of the awareness
    From the Absorption to Zen enlightment


  1. Philosophy of Meaning

Logic and rule of the word

The secret of the Buddhist community

Exclusion of random

Technique and meditative creation

Attached word and errant word

Courses and drifts of the academic scientific discourse

The meaning as a filter

The master and the secret to two voices

Negation and identity of the ego

Poetic translation and philosophical translation


  1. Buddhist philosophical anthropology



Unconscious thoughts






The future of what is human


  1. Genuine teaching of the Buddha
    Buddha and his Teachings
    Seeking refuge within himself
    Four Noble Truths
    Dharma Path
    The ultimate reality
    The true face of the Real
    Karma and Nirvana
    Buddhist meditation
    Cultivation and development of the penetrating vision
    Monastic Life and Society
    Integration through Meditation
    Full vision of existence


  1. Subjective Reconciliation
    The analytic attitude buddhist
    The psychology of cyclic existence
    Consciousness and karma
    Cessation and buddhic Subjectivity
    Bliss Roads
    Meditation Techniques
    Compassion with otherness


  1. Stages of analytical Buddhist Meditation
    The preparation of the psychic
    Compassion with the Absence
    Development of equanimity and the source of sublimated love
    Identify the cause of suffering
    Prior conditions for calm and the higher vision
    Practice of mental calm
    Update the higher vision
    Joining method and wisdom
    Stages of Meditation


  1. The Art of Wholeness
    The purpose of life
    The innate source of happiness
    Compassion: a new model of intimate relationship
    Deepening relations with other
    Transformation of neurotic suffering
    Self-inflicted suffering and change of perspective
    Facing the Real
    Dialectical transcendence of obstacles
    Find significance of suffering
    How to face pulsional subjectivity
    Produce a change: spiritual values


  1. Science and Buddhism
    The reflection
    The encounter with the scientific discourse
    Emptiness, Relativity Theory and quantum physics
    The Big Bang and the universe without beginning of Buddhism
    The evolution and karma
    A science of consciousness
    The spectrum of consciousness
    Ethics and the new genetics
    Science and spirituality


  1. Wisdom, spiritual path and ecstasy

The desire of the sacred

Even in the Enlightenment: tears of sadness

The power of initiation

The doors of Awakening: affliction and emptiness

Satori and Unity: eternal present

Illumination forever

Beyond Satori

Wake emotions

Evanesce family karma

Helping the community Awakening the World to Becoming wise


Second Year

  1. Master philosopher
    Scientific meditative research and spiritual search
    Psychology or philosophy
    The Phantom of the unconscious
    A science of the mind
    Buddhist metaphysics
    Action on the being-in-the-world
    Secular spirituality
    Wisdom, science and politics
    Rebirth of Buddhism
    Beyond faith, ritual and superstition
    The death
    Buddhism and psychoanalysis
    Spiritual tradition and counterculture
    Existencial progressivism
    Master <> Philosopher


  1. Buddhism and some inferences of Western Philosophy
    The Dharma of the Stoics
    Kant and Zen
    Nietzsche and the Bodhisattva
    Sunyata and Octavio Paz


  1. Mindfulness and Enlightenment
    Vipassana meditation
    Practice of Mindfulness
    Beneficial Factors for meditation
    Observation of mind
    Dynamic meditation
    Favorable psychic faculties
    Meditation with the five aggregates of Ego
    Transpersonal states of consciousness
    Practice of mindfulness in daily life


  1. The Zen as a form of Love
    Off your shoes and become available
    Sitting down and find himself
    Do nothing and let go the reins of the ego
    Meditating taking new steps
    Cleaning and emptying
    Caring and helping others
    Cooking and nourish
    Facing the life blows
    Advanced Zen Practice
    Retirement and capacity for resistance to the world
    The Koan and existential problems
    Meet the Master: time to take vital decisions
    Making love: a single breath
    Illumination and encounter with being of others


  1. The Way to Happiness
    Bodhisattva: being for the other
    Love of neighbor
    Sacrifice for others
    Great compassion
    Selfless love
    Learn from defeats and be victorious
    Taking and giving
    The Buddha Mind
    Meditation practice in daily life
    Training of the mind
    The Buddhist way of life


  1. Dictionary of Martial Arts


  1. Sources of Buddhism

Sutta Pitaka Brahmajala

Sutta Kutadanta

Sutta Dhammapada


Samanna Phala Sutta

Maha-parinibbhana Suttanta

Vinaya Pitaka Suttavibhanga

Mahavagga Cullavagga

Abhidhamma Pitaka

Dhamma Sangani

Lalita Vistara

Saddharma Pundarika

Vajracchedika Sutra

Hridaya Sutra

Lankavatara Sutra

Book of Great Extinction of Gotama the Buddha (Maha Parinibbana Suttanta Del Digha-Nikaya)


  1. Zen in the art of therapeutic support
    Purpose of the practice
    Taoistic sublimation
    Fruits of Zen


  1. Neurobiology and mystical experience

The ecstatic trance and the origin of religion

Passive and active techniques of ecstasy

Ecstasy: Shamanism and the Greco-Roman era

Christian ecstasy Eastern mysticism: Sufism and Buddhism

Unity and transcendence of Ego

Intuition: beyond the discursive intellect

Ineffability: beyond causality

Wellbeing: Beyond the transitoriness

Transformation of the conduct

Neurobiological foundations of mysticism

Nervous system and experience of transcendence

Amplified states of consciousness

Near Death Experiences

Neurophysiological basis of the mystical experience


  1. Zen Buddhist Philosophy
    The real human being: without any range
    The field of consciousness in Zen
    The subject-object dialectic relation
    Consciousness and superconsciousness
    Ego Structure
    The world is Mind
    Ultimate structure of the Real
    Zen image of the human being
    Zen theory of consciousness
    The subject without Ego
    The nonsense in Zen
    The significance
    Speech and language of spiritual masters
    Ontology of the meaning of life
    Freedom of poetic articulation
    Distrust in discursive thought
    The meta-thinking
    The Koan
    Art in the Far East
    Satori Experience
    Outside’s internalization and inside’s externalization


  1. Overcoming Dualism
    Theory of the essential
    Transcendence of dualistic thinking
    Trans-plurality of the world
    Trans-differentiation of subject-object
    Non-dual perception
    The apparent reality
    Buddhic Perception
    Buddhist phenomenology
    Nondual Action: wu-wei
    Intentionality and freedom
    Non-dual Thought: prajna
    Creativity and thinking without foundation
    The path of meditative thought
    Overcoming of ontological differences
    Deconstruction of Dualism
    Ego, substance and causality
    Close of the way of deconstruction
    The analogy space-time-existence
    The non-duality of the divine
    Non-dual Values


  1. Buddhist Philosophy: unveil the mysteries of existence
    Birth, old age and death
    Buddhist Medicine and Disease
    Unlimited potential of life
    The multidimensional consciousness


Third Year

  1. Essays in Zen Buddhism
    The Zen as Chinese interpretation of enlightenment
    Enlightenment and unconscious
    History of Zen Buddhism: from Bodhidharma to Hui-neng
    Satori: Revealing the Truth
    Instructional practice Zen
    Meditation and the ideal of the Master
    Stages of spirituality
    Function and meaning of the koan exercise
    An experience beyond knowledge
    Meaning of satori and psychological antecedents
    Factors determining Zen experience
    Zen discipline technique
    Importance and function of the spirit of inquiry
    Koan exercise and Nembutsu
    The exercise psychology Shomyo
    Experience and theorizing
    The secret message of Hakuin and Bodhidharma
    The theory of karma
    The Real: beyond the concept of the ego
    A new phase of Buddhism
    Psychology of passivity: acceptance of the Real
    Unconscious and passivity
    Zazen: passivity and humility
    Zen and the philosophy of identity
    The first teachers
    The Chinese mentality
    Zen theories about the unconscious
    The Abandonment
    Study of the sutras
    The Bodhisattva Ideal
    The interpretation
    The giver of the essence
    Buddha from a Zen master
    The mind without abodes
    The desire for enlightenment
    Meaning and philosophy of Prajna-paramita-sutra kridaya
    Psychological document of zen experience
    Prajna: Vision of the guiding principle
    Maya and Sunyata
    The intuition of the unattainable
    Irrational and relative reality
    Buddhist Life
    NO-Ego and sacredness
    Methods of the buddhist realization
    Zen and the art
    Japanese Buddhism


  1. The practice of Zen Apprentice
    Humility and Labor
    Service and Gratitude
    Life Meditation
    Verses and rules


  1. Towards True Zen
    The Practical and zazen method
    Theory and practice of Zen philosophy
    Philosophy of the non-profit
    The spiritual attitude
    Zen and Science: Medicine and psychology
    Eastern spirituality and supreme wisdom
    Understanding the true self
    Composition and meaning of Shobogenzo


  1. Spirituality and Nothingness
    What is spirituality?
    The personal and the impersonal
    Nihility and Sunyata
    Sunyata and Time
    Sunyata and History


  1. The Way of the Tao
    Written Chinese Language
    Yin-Yang polarity
    Tea: virtuality
    A new beginning


  1. Poetry and Spirituality
    Poetry and Poem
    The poem
    The language
    The rhythm
    Verse and Prose
    The image
    The poetic revelation
    The other shore
    The inspiration
    Poetry and history
    The consecration of the moment
    The heroic world
    Ambiguity of the novel
    The disincarnated verb
    Signs in rotation
    Poetry, society, state
    Poetry and breathing


  1. Fields of Zen
    Buddha and Zen
    Meaning of Satori
    The Mondo
    Prajna and Karuna: knowledge and love
    The synthetic and analytical approach of Buddhism
    Penetration of psychic reality
    The Ego
    Eckhart and Zen Buddhism
    Instruction of Soto masters
    Shin and Zen
    The faith
    The question as an answer
    Abrupt and gradual Enlightenment


  1. The Way of Zen
    Antecedents: Tao Philosophy
    Origins of Buddhism
    Mahayana Buddhism
    Zen Development
    Principles and Practice
    Zazen and koan
    Zen and Art


  1. Awakening of Zen Buddhism
    Development of Mahayana Buddhism
    Bodhidharma Message
    Aryan Path
    Spirit of Zen
    The triple question of being
    Zen and the Art of Japanese Culture
    The Value of Love
    The symbol and Buddhism
    Fundamental ignorance
    Zen psychological exposures
    The spiritual ideal
  2. Manual of Zen Buddhism
    Gathas and Dharanis
    The sutras
    Chinese Zen Masters
    Japanese Zen masters
    Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Arhats


  1. Living in Zen
    Life of Zen
    General study of meditation
    Koan: the approximation to the satori
    The Satori: Zen liberation
  2. What is Zen?
    Hermeneutics zen
    Dhyana and Prajna
    Basic principles of Buddhist philosophy
    Mahayana and Theravada
    Historical Development and Zen schools
    The experience of awakening
    The purity of emptiness
    Zen method of learning



Fourth Year

  1. Introduction to Zen Buddhism
    What is Zen?
    Zen is nihilistic?
    Illogical Zen
    The Zen as a superior affirmation
    Zen practical
    Satori and the acquisition of a new point of view
    The Koan
    Jung and Zen


  1. The Art of Living the Present
    Zen through history
    Beyond words and things
    Towards the awakening of the self
    The lighting and the plenitude of knowledge
    Meditation and illumination of the path
    Zen initiation through art
    Ikebana and Cha-no-yu
    Poetic voice: enlightened expression
    Sumi-e and the trace of atention
    Martial arts and the encounter of subjectivity
    Psychoanalysis: beyond emptiness


  1. Zen and Self Analysis
    Self Analysis and Psychosomatic Medicine
    Body-Spirit Unity: Integral health and Zen
    Fundamental principles of the subjective development
    Living fully
    Evolution of psychosomatic concepts
    Zazen and self-analysis
    Psychophysiology of zazen
    Zen and self-analysis
    Zazen and knowledge
    Consciousness in zazen
    Groddek, between East and West
    Aspects of self-analysis Zen


  1. The practice of the concentration
    Conditions of the concentration and the observation
    The righteous behavior
    The six basic attitudes
    The six domains of the senses
    Observing bonnos
    Methods of cure
    Symptoms and causes
    Zen Therapy: concentration, energy and imagination
    The influence of karma
    The unmanifested
    The spirit of the no goal
    The meaning of life
    Nirvana and awakening


  1. Teachings of Master Dogen
    The kusen
    Universal diffusion of the principles of zazen
    The seven principles of Dogen Zen
    The behavior of masters towards the apprentices
    Poems by Dogen
    Right practice of zazen
    A bright pearl
    Reaching the heart of the master
    The eight satori: Testament of Buddha
    The Samadhi and trans-wisdom


  1. Zen and Neurophysiology
    Zen, consciousness and cosmos
    Zen and psychophysiology
    Zen perspective about the universe
    Causality and interdependent chain in Buddhism
    The third field
    The wisdom
    The physical realization of being
    Science and wisdom
    Consciousness and cosmos
    Nature and culture
    The subject as a body
    The bodily trend of surveillance and love
    Primacy of the sensible
    Wise imagination of the true
    The vital ascesis: lucidity of optimal desire
    Neurological education of the spiritual
    The mystery of the subjective ascension
    Immanence of the transcendent


  1. Zen Praxis
    Dictionary of Zen Buddhism
    Ideological and historical data
    Bridge of union in a neurotic alienated world
    A parallel emergence
    Renovating and revolucionary meaning of life
    Essential aspects of Zen
    The Enlightenment, the Real and the learning
    The paradox as an instrument for understanding
    The precondition
    The essence of Zen
    Zen Immanence in the universal
    Zen and West: Modernity and daily life
    Zen in Western literature
    Zen and Psychoanalysis
    The inner path of the Art


  1. Matters of a Zen Master
    The Middle Way
    The Ego
    Illusion, desire and dissatisfaction
    Help the other
    The good, evil and death
    Awakening: satori
    The awareness of impermanence, here and now
    The practice of zazen, posture and tradition
    Zen and the West


  1. The practice of Zen
    The abrupt way
    Here and now
    The secret of the warrior’s way
    Form and Force
    The essence of the way
    Silence and sitting
    The spirit of the gesturality
    Death and the fear
    Awakening and the eye of wisdom
    Zazen and daily life
    The orientation of Zen
    Concentration: unconscious thought
    Interruption of Karma
    Active evolution and dialectics of the wise
    Zen: health and suffering
    The Supreme Wisdom
    Satori and zazen
    The phenomena and the essence
    Zen: ontology and phenomenology


  1. The substance of Zen
    Koan and paradoxes
    Quietness and vigor
    The arduous task
    The Zen theory
    Psychoanalysis and Zen
    Zen and Philosophy
    The practice of listening


  1. Transformation and Cure in Vietnamese Psychology
    The four foundations of consciousness
    Analysis of the sutra
    Methods for practicing
    Principles of mindfulness
    The four abodes of the attention
    The only path


  1. About the Spiritual of Art
    The devastation of matter
    The motion
    The turning in the spiritual path
    The pyramid
    Color effects
    The artwork and the artist



Fifth Year

  1. The inner vision of Tibetan Buddhism
    The Four Noble Truths, the shelter and the master
    Dharma, compassion and meditation
    Confront death
    Encounter between Buddhism and science
    Interreligious Dialogue and the future of humanity
    Politics, Ethics and Responsibility


  1. Buddhism: the satisfaction of the everyday
    Consciousness and inner freedom
    The dedication and visceral work
    Relaxation and appreciation
    Concentration and time
    Facing change
    Detachment of superficiality manipulation and competitiveness
    Share the utilization of psychic resources
    Communication, cooperation, humility and responsibility
  2. The Spiritual Path of Love
    Reliving the greatest love stories
    From idyll to Spirituality
    The attraction of one being to another
    Evanescense of neurotic love
    Cortege with tenderness
    Intimacy, innocence and Desire
    The no surrender
    Attachment as false love
    The need for passion
  3. Unusual wisdom
    Alan Watts and Krishnamurti
    Parallels between physics and mysticism
    Conversations with Heisenberg
    Geoffrey Chew and David Bohm
    Bootstrap and Buddhism
    Conversations with G. Bateson
    A new concept of mind
    Cartography of consciousness sorted by Grof and Laing
    Toward a psychology zen
    Change of medical paradigm: holistic approach of health
    Social and political dimensions of health
    Death and Life, Health and Plenitude
    New directions in economics, ecology and politics
    Feminism and spirituality
  4. The Way of the Spiritual Warrior
    The warrior and enlightenment of society
    Renunciation and revolutionary courage
    The real heart of melancholy
    Fear, intrepidity and love
    Synchronization of psyche-soma
    The journey of the released
    Discover the magic of the sacred
    Narcissism and Overcoming Ego
    Govern the world of the sacred
    Authentic presence
    Spiritual Learning
  5. Mindfulness meditation practice
    Integrity in therapeutic praxis
    Meditation to all aspects of life
    The radical face of Spiritual Love
    Consciousness of Essential Liberty
    Karma ethics Resolution
    Mindfulness as a cure of the malaise of the world
    Emptiness: the absence of center
    Sensorial world
    Supports, obstacles and types of meditation
    Possibilities of healing in body and mind
    Call to Being
    Healing the world: Mindfulness applied to politics
    The Dharma as evolution of Homo sapiens to Homo Illuminati
    Deployment of hidden dimensions of Being
    Viewing quantum reality in meditative perspective
  6. The Way of Detachment
    Profound vision practice
    Dynamics and principles of Vipassana Meditation
    Meditation: Renewal of consciousness
    Contemplation and solitude
    Meditative Mind: Living in the present
    Beyond the pain and pleasure
    The high burden of Ego
    Sublimation: Having and Being
    Inside action
    The mission of the master and the central question of life
    Meditation as a path to radical transformation
    Towards a new culture
    Meditative scientific research method
    Rich Mind
    Opening to the unconscious
    The ethical life
    Noble search: action without accumulation
    Being and Becoming
  7. Buddhist therapy to achieve healthy relationships
    Lasting happiness
    Understanding the dissatisfaction in the neurotic relationships *
    Causes of dissatisfaction: unrealistic expectations and resistance to change
    Satisfaction as Spiritual Union
    Accept the impermanence
    Sublimate the mind
    Meditation and developing peace
    Learning from past mistakes
    Overcoming of attachment through love
    Have courage and responsibility to change attitudes
    Impulse to help others
    Learning to forgive and heal
    The power of confidence, repentance, determination and restoration
    Sacrifice for the other
    Tireless compassion
    Spiritual Love: Bodhisattva vows
    Joy and ispiration of the leader
  8. Mindfulness in daily life
    Splendor of being present
    Catch the simplicity of the moment
    Practicing, maintain and awaken
    Eulogy and paradox of non-action: let it flow
    Patience and Letting go
    Generosity, trust and non-judgment
    Concentration and vision
    Meditation as a Way of full human development
    Meditation practices: static and dynamic
    Loving kindness
    Spirituality of Mindfulness
    Seated next to life
    Direct contact with the harmony
    Taking responsibility for one’s own existence
    Discovering Purpose in a connected world
    Nonviolence: Totality and Unity
    Singularity and Freedom
    Process of deconstruction of the ego
    Parenting as spiritual practice
    Obstacles in the path
  9. Experience with fullness the life crises
    Use the wisdom to overcome stress, pain and illness
    Mindfulness: pay attention to the moment of existence
    Attitude and Commitment
    Healing Process
    Meditation: increase the dimension of Being
    Become aware of the body
    Strength, balance and flexibility
    Mindfulness and Everyday Life
    Holistic paradigm
    Integration and Healing
    Mind-Body: how emotions and ideas can get sick or cure
    Stress Reduction: changing lives
    Listening to the body: psychoanalysis of the symptom
    Body of pain
    Neurosis and its treatment
    The path of meditative consciousness
    Formal and informal practice of meditation
  10. The awakening of the Self
    States of consciousness and lighting possibilities
    Divinity and Reality
    Automatization and evolutionary intelligence
    Operative thought
    Emotions and conditionings: live in the maya
    Hypnosis and consensual trance
    Identification and identity states
    Defense mechanisms against the imbalance of the Real
    Essence and false selfness
    The meditation practice: towards the awakening of self
    Observation and remembrance of the true self
    Higher levels of consciousness
    Spiritual reality
    The master’s work
    Compassion and Choice on the spiritual Path
  11. Dilemma of Existence
    The phenomenon of life in Cosmos
    Unity subject-Cosmos
    Evolution of life
    Human evolution












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