- November 8, 2016
- 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Join the East-West Psychology department as we host visiting scholar Jihyun Park for a special evening lecture based on her doctoral and recent research.
Thirty Verses on Consciousness Only is a brief poetic treatise on the nature of mind and how it works by the Indian Buddhist monk Vasubandhu. It was composed in the 4th century CE and became one of the core texts for the Yogācāra school of Mahāyāna Buddhism.
In this lecture, Dr. Park will share her understanding of 'mind-only(consciousness-only),' the core concept of Yogācāra Buddhism based on Vasubandu's 'thirty verses,' and her application of the ancient teaching. An overview of the 5 stages of self-identity will also be offered. The evening will reveal a psychologist's story of getting to know the ancient wisdom of Buddhism, especially the concept of 'mind-only,' and how its applicable to modern psychology.
Dr. Jihyun Park
Jihyun Park, Ph.D. received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Dong-Shin University in South Korea. She is an adjunct professor of Gwangju National University of Education and serves as vice president at the Cham-Growth Counseling Center in the city of Gwangju, South Korea. Her academic studies focused on contemporary understanding and application of ancient Buddhist concepts.