Sherb Talk: The Psychology of Meditation with Jonathan Barfield
Jonathan will offer an interdisciplinary talk on the functions and practice of meditation as it is understood through the lenses of yoga, buddhist psychology, and modern science.
Jonathan Barfield began meditating over 20 years ago. After two years of intensive practice he studied yogic and transpersonal psychologies and later studied Ecopsychology and Buddhist psychology. He earned undergraduate degrees in Ecology and Psychology, an M.A. in Transpersonal Theory and a PhD in Psychology. In the States he has worked with numerous universities and institutions at the front of contemplative research, coordinating conferences, lecturing and leading workshops. He holds a private practice as a psychotherapist using contemplative methods, and is an apprentice teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist lineage at Tara Mandala under the guidance of Lama Tsultrim Allione. Abroad he has worked with the Korean Institute of Seon (Zen) Psychotherapy and works closely with Ven. Seogwang Sunim, one of the greatest living dharma teachers in S. Korea. Jonathan has published extensively in Korean Buddhist journals, and has lectured and taught workshops at various monasteries and universities around Seoul. Jonathan currently lives in Ridgway, Colorado, enjoying family, friends, music, and mountains.