The Ten Oxen Herding pictures from The Orient are often used to describe the road to enlightenment in the Zen tradition. We will explore whether this series of poems and pictures can be applied and understood from the Jungian perspective of Individuation.
We will start by learning the meaning of the pictures and the poems that accompany them. We will see how they can be related to the Jungian concepts of Individuation that leads to the conscious awareness of wholeness.
This study is the 1st of a 3-part series where we try to understand the concept of wholeness from the East and West. We will study the story of The Wizard of Oz next month and draw some comparisons between these two stories as well as using these concepts for the theme of ”Finding our Way Home” in sandplay in October.
A short you-tube clip is attached herewith at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8kAPQrjP14 to wet your appetite on how this Ten Oxen Herding story can be applied to our present lives symbolically as well.
Study Topic: The Ten Oxen Herding Pictures
Presenters: Ms Jennifer Wong (A counsellor and a part-time assistant lecturerer for the Master program in counselling of the University of Hong Kong)
and Ms. Berenice Lee (A private practitioner, Certified Counsellor of HKPCA)
Date: August 18, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00-9:00pm (online)
This study group is only opened to members of the Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association.