What will you associate with the word Buddha? What is Buddha? What are the different levels of meaning of Buddha? How our clients express the symbol of Buddha in sandplay therapy? The Lotus Sutra teaches that we can become Buddha. This means that we can realize the Self in our individuation process. (Tadashi, 2012)
HKSTA July 2020 Study Group
Symbol Study: Buddha
Presenters: Dr. Natalie Chantagul (Psychotherapist at Bangkok Psychological Services (BPS); Has been learning sandplay therapy since 2016)
Date: 30 July, 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm (online)
In this study group, Natalie will share the journal article “Buddha in Sandplay Therapy: Symbolical Interpretation of Buddha and the Lotus Sutra. ” by Tadashi Maeda (Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 22, #1, 2012). She will have a case sharing to illustrate the symbolic meaning of Buddha and explore this symbol from Thai people‘s perspective, which is less mentioned in the article. In addition, she will also share different Buddha images her clients expressed in the sandtrays.
This study group is only opened to members of the Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association.