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2013 AABCAP Annual Conference
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre – August 24 & 25
Members $270 / Non-Members $360 / Full Time Students only $180
The Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists invites you to join us in Brisbane, Queensland for the 7th Annual AABCAP Conference. In 2013 we have a dynamic mix of internationally and nationally acclaimed speakers who will share their wisdom and insights in Keynote Addresses, Interactive Workshops, Panel Discussions and Q&A.
Australian-born Tibetan Buddhist nun Robina Courtin travels the world teaching Buddhist psychology and philosophy and helping those in need. A former Catholic turned political activist, turned radical feminist, Robina has touched countless lives with her extraordinary energy and fiery compassion.
“My main wish is to communicate with human hearts; for people to realize their marvelous potential for clarity, contentment and empathy for others.” Ordained since the late 1970s, Robina has worked full time since then for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s FPMT, a worldwide network of Buddhist centers and activities. Over the years she has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala Magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism.
Her life and work with prisoners in Australia and the US, including inmates on death row, has been featured in Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s award-winning film Chasing Buddha and the ABC Compass documentary Key to Freedom.
is best known for her innovative, life-changing books on core personal, spiritual and social issues. They include Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love, Intimacy and Solitude, Seeking the Sacred, Choosing Happiness and Everyday Kindness. She is also author of In the Company of Rilke, a spiritual study of the 20th-century’s leading visionary poet. A trained psychotherapist, she no longer sees individuals but continues to write and also to teach and speak to diverse groups in Australia and overseas. For more information, please visit www.stephaniedowrick.com
Dr Eng Kong Tan
is a medical doctor, consultant psychiatrist and analytic psychotherapist. He is Founder President of the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists (AABCAP) and was the first Director of Training of its two-year Buddhism and Psychotherapy Professional Training Course. He is a Founding Member of the University Buddhist Education Foundation of Australia (UBEF). Dr Tan offers individual, couples and group psychotherapies in his practice. He runs Meditation, Personal Development and Analytic Groups. He has worked with senior corporate executives and supervised members of the helping professions in mindfulness practices and psychotherapeutic skills and techniques. In the last forty years he has presented keynote addresses, workshops and seminars on Meditation, Spirituality, Buddhism and Psychotherapy in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.
was born in Germany, and educated in both East and West. She holds Masters degrees of Frankfurt University, and Antioch College London, and studied Western Philosophy at Birkbeck College London. She worked in London as a literary agent and commissioning editor, before training as an existential psychotherapist and counsellor. After migrating to Australia, she was founding director of Shakyamuni Buddha Hospice, and served on the International Board of Directors of The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). She has been teaching Tibetan Buddhism at Vajrayana Institute in Sydney and other Buddhist centres, hospices and community groups for over twenty years at the request of her Teacher, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. She has recently moved to Chenrezig Institute in Queensland where she is teaching, as well as running her private psychotherapy practice.