Date: 5 September 2019 from 11:30 to 13:15
Conductors: Herb Propper
Vajrayana Buddhist Role Theory: exploring the limitless dimensions of "self"
Participants will explore spiritual psychodramatic roles created from Tibetan Buddhist Meditational Deities. These may be new roles, or transformations of existing spiritual roles.
The warmups leading to encounter with these roles will roughly follow the model of the typical Tibetan Buddhist 7-branch prayer.
They will encounter these roles through a variety of methods, such as reciting mantras, insight meditation , empty chair, expressive sound-and-movement, role interview and role reversal. They will explore ways of using these deity roles as supports or models in dealing with difficult relationships or conflict situations. One or more pieces of psychodrama action will be included.
Previous knowledge of Buddist Vajrayana practices is not required.
Herb Propper Ph.D., T.E.P. is Resident Trainer at the Indian Institute of Psychodrama, Chennai. He is ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk (novice), practicing in the Tibetan Karma Kagyu lineage.