First Tuesday Lunch Forums
Informal gatherings are scheduled the first Tuesday of each month. An analyst or other specialist guides discussion on issues that touch our lives — aging, homelessness, current movies, finding balance in our lives, journal writing, and others. Bring a brown bag lunch — coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. No reservations required, suggested contribution fee of $2.00. All are welcome.
C. G. Jung Center
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).
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Upcoming Tuesday Lunch Forums
Transcendence and Creativity: Going Beyond the Limits of Ordinary Experience
Speaker: Maria Taveras.
Transcendence and creativity are supremely important archetypes in Jungian psychology. In order to create, or make something new and different, we have to transcend, or go somewhere above and beyond. We must surpass the limits of the ordinary in order to experience the extraordinary. For us to become far better or far greater than ever before, we have to exceed expectations and go even further, toward a consciousness that is really and truly transcendent and creative. We will discuss impressive examples of these archetypes in life and art, and we will have an opportunity to share personal experiences of transcendence and creativity.
Maria Taveras is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City and a member of the boards of directors of the C.G. Jung Institute and the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. She is an award-winning sculptor and painter of "Dream Art." Her website is www.jungiantherapy.com.
"What's Love Got To Do With It?" The Place of Erotic Love in Buddhism and Analytical Psychology
Speaker: Gary Brown.
Most people today want to fall in love. Many have. Some regret it! Even so it is sought and praised in song and story, in film and theatre. Desire was declared the major cause of suffering by the Buddha. Yet it is everywhere present in human life, the more so in our erotic lives. Analytical Psychology also considers "falling in love" to be a suspicious anima/animus projection simply to be worked through.
How did Buddhism come to relate to this perennial aspect of psyche in the search for liberation and enlightenment? Padmasambhava, considered a Buddha in 7th century CE Tibet, declared: "Now is the time to become clear that every obstacle, every blockage, every obscuring energy must be made a stepping stone on the Path."
How the mighty energy of the erotic might work for us regular people in our everyday lives is the subject our explorations in this talk which we will examine from a Jungian perspective, which is itself conflicted on this topic. We will relate to this conflict as well.
Gary Brown is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in New York City. Currently, he is vice president of the New York Association for Analytical Psychology and a Supervising Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. He was past president of the Mid Hudson Jung Society. A life-long student and teacher of Buddhism, he is an ordained lay Buddhist priest and a designated Dharma Master.
Transcendence and Creativity (Part 2): The Life of Art, the Art of Life, and the Archetype of Genius
Speaker: Maria Taveras.
On a cold, snowy day this winter, more than 30 brave souls came together to discuss the archetypes of transcendence and creativity. Afterwards, several eager participants asked for more. So now, in spring, we will come together again and resume wondering what it means for us to go beyond the limits of ordinary experience.
On this occasion, we will go even further with this important topic in Jungian psychology and include the archetype of genius. We will consider the relationship between art and life and how we can live more artful lives. We will discuss a number of famous artists as examples of transcendence and creativity.
Maria Taveras is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. She is also an award-winning artist who paints and sculpts archetypal images from her own dreams. Her "Dream Art" has been exhibited in New York, London, Cape Town, Montreal, San Francisco, and Berkeley. She is a member of the boards of directors of the C.G. Jung Institute and the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. Her website is www.jungiantherapy.com.
Information about further upcoming forums will be posted when available.
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