October 3, 2015
1:00 pm CDT - 4:00 pm CDT
Instructor: Warren Sibilla
In 1958 Jung held a momentous dialogue with Japanese Zen Master and Professor of Philosophy Shin’ichi Hisamatsu at his home in Kusnacht Switzerland. The topics they discussed included the notion of a “Self” from both the Eastern and Western perspectives, how to be in relationship to the Self, including the root source of suffering, and the alleviation of suffering. Join us for a lively discussion of Jung’s lifelong relationship with Eastern spirituality and in particular, Zen Buddhism as Dr. Sibilla shares with us his researches into this often overlooked meeting between two pivotal men of the 20th century.
About the Instructor
Warren W. Sibilla Jr., Ph.D. is a Diplomate Jungian Psychoanalyst with a clinical practice in Chicago, IL and South Bend, IN. Dr. Sibilla has served as the Director of the Clinical Training Program (2010 – 2014) at the Institute and also teaches in their Analyst Training Program. Currently, Dr. Sibilla is engaged in the study and practice of Zen Buddhism including authoring a book on the relationship between Zen Buddhism and Analytical Psychology as well as a paper formally exploring Jung’s 1958 dialogue with Japanese Zen Master and Philosopher Hisamatsu. In addition to his clinical practice and work with the Institute, Dr. Sibilla teaches in both the Masters and Doctoral programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and The Institute for Clinical Social Work and also facilitates several silent contemplative retreats throughout the year at GilChrist Retreat Center in Southwest Michigan.