Buddhism and Psychology
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Buddhism and Psychology

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Netherlands: Amsterdam

Program Summary

Since the late nineteenth century, various forms of Buddhism have emerged from modernizing Asia and, with apparent ease, have penetrated new cognitive, spiritual and cultural domains—many far removed from their origins, geographically as well as epistemically. But how has this happened? What does the most recent global rise of interest tell us about Buddhism, and what does it reveal about those who are interested in it?

Outside Asia and Asian communities abroad, Buddhism has almost become synonymous with meditation. More often than not, Buddhism is framed as a ‘science of the mind’ or ‘non-modern psychology’—as if it were not a contradiction in terms, given that psychology is the very flagship of modernity. The common language of popular Buddhism thus mostly derives from pop psychology. This language and particular mode of understanding indeed has become a prominent characteristic of global Buddhist modernism.

So when and how did this hermeneutical practice arise? As you will have ample ...

Subjects & Courses

  • Asian Studies
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies

Year(s) Offered


Terms Available


Age Requirement

Open to All Ages

Participation Guidelines

Worldwide Participants.

Cost in USD per week

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Program Includes:

1. Airport pick-up service
2. Orientation programme
3. Optional social programme
4. Excursions in the course
5. On-site staff support and 24/7 emergency assistance
6. Registration fees
7. Examination materials (when applicable)
8. Transcript of records after completion of the course
9. Housing available

Accommodation Options

  • Group living
  • Dormitory
  • Apartment/Flat

Experience Required


Application Procedures

  • Written Application
  • Transcript
  • Resume
  • Online Application

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