Institute of Buddhist Psychoanalysis & Zen-Analysis

Institute of Buddhist Psychoanalysis & Zen-Analysis

The MBU announces a new project that facilitates the joint study of Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism. This project has been conceived and is administered by Buddhist Master Maitreya who is considered a cutting-edge exponent in both fields:
This is an important step in the strengthening of Ch’an and Zen Buddhism in the West, as direct and essential parallels do exist with Psychoanalysis – particularly the emphasis of being fully aware in the present moment. Not only this, but Psychoanalysis has been studied in Japan since the 1920’s, and in China from the 1930’s. It is very popular in the Far East today, and is often combined with meditative study.
There is much common ground between Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism. Indeed, Buddhist Master Maitreya –the Founder and President of the World Buddhism Association and Director of the MBU- is not only a Buddhist Master, but is also a fully qualified Psychoanalyst, Social Psychologist, Political scientist and Philosopher.
The MBU welcomes this unique project that explores the parallels between Eastern Buddhism and Western Psychoanalysis, and encourages to take advantage of this opportunity to study this fascinating discipline.
Buddhist Master Maitreya will be providing cutting-edge articles on a new dedicated section of the MBU, and readers are encouraged to make direct contact with him to discuss this subject further. Buddhist Psychoanalysis and Zen-Analysis is not a subject that forces together two different traditions, because they have never been separated, being also the consequence of the spiritual development of Maitriyana, a new Way of Buddhism created by Buddhist Master Maitreya, within Zen and Psychoanalysis clearly emerging as a new “Do”: Zen-Analysis. This new school has been presented at international conferences of Psychology in 2007 with great success.
MBU members may study psychoanalytic courses free of charge as a means to further their knowledge of Buddhist Psychoanalysis and Zen-Analysis.
The exploration of the human mind is multifaceted and multidimensional and can not be limited  to a single method of theoretical interpretation. The Buddhist Psychoanalysis section of study is predicated upon the idea that all theories of understanding the mind are useful in the service of relieving suffering and reconciling difference -a foundational element of Maitriyana Buddhism- and acknowledges that Eastern Zen Buddhism and Western Psychoanalysis are not necessarily opposite to one another, despite surface differences of cultural manifestation, but can and do operate in concordance, granting the individual and ever greater ability to assist their own development toward enlightenment and the enlightenment of others. Buddhist Psychoanalysis seeks to restore human enlightened dignity whilst relieving universal suffering.For any questions arising from the following material in the Buddhist Psychoanalysis Department, Buddhist Master Maitreya may be contacted on the following email:


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The Psychoanalysis of Future: the Spiritual Cure (Nirvana)

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