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Alumnus Andrew Bonnici, PhD '78 Releases New Newsletter


Alumnus Andrew Bonnici, PhD '78 Releases New Newsletter.

Dr. Andrew Shugyo Daijo Bonnici, Ph.D.
Applied Meditation Psychology & Visceral Core Intelligence



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At home and in the busy marketplace, the compassion and wisdoming of the whole Universe is constantly being revealed. In the midst of the discordant sounds and chattering voices of daily life, turn the light inward and intimately discern the deep and abiding silence and stillness of your core Self. Know that Vast Wisdoming penetrates the infinity of space and the three periods of time. Being wholehearted and mindful in each moment, clarify the sacredness and tranquility that permeates all passing forms, colors, and sensations.
When your body, mind, heart, and spirit are all settled into the seated Oneness of zazen-only, a wonderful human being is embodied and realized before thought and reason. Devotedly lingering in the felt sensuality and bright wisdoming of your core Self, embrace the still mountain and nourish the open and wakeful sky.
With dignity, faith, courage, and self-compassion arise to live the Way of deep listening and constantly blend with vast Oneness for the mutual benefit of self and others. With each step along this Ancient Way, clarify and embrace the deepening truth of your journey through life and death, just as it is.

Facing those things you dislike or seek to exclude from your awareness, see how they continue to arise. Observe how they enter the gate of consciousness and abide within your heart and mind without invitation or permission. Be wakeful not to inflect anger and judgment on yourself or your distressing guests.

Observe the beginning of uncomfortableness and your relationship to it as clearly and as openly as possible. Gently and compassionately restrain your reactive impulse to narrow your vision and diminish your sight through attachment to passing judgments, self-pity, blaming others, or self-condemnation.

Gather together all incongruous elements within yourself as a mother lovingly gathers her unruly and incompliant children. Once you have gathered them as your very own, nourish their inclusion, refinement and integration with self-compassion, mindfulness, and inner discerning wisdom. Let the noble seat of meditation, the settledness of your core Self, and your sincere deep listening be your guide.

Abide steadfastly in the precious body of zazen-only, for it is the True seated, upright and wakeful posture of an core Self in this Only Moment Body. Resting in the center of your lower abdomen and listening with the ten thousand pores of your whole body, feel the wisdom, dignity, and trustworthyness of your fundamental aloneness and sense your Infinite Companionship with all space and time. Honoring your basic goodness as a Human Being, endlessly arise from this True Place and practice compassion for both self and others.

When you sincerely practice the Way of deep listening through your Only Moment Body with total exertion, devotion, faith, gratitude, humility, and beginner's heart/mind, the Vast integrity and mystery that penetrates everywhere is no other than your core Self. All this is called, "Listening deeply before thoughts of knowing, gaining, or attaining, living enlightenment is completely accomplished in this Only Moment Body right here and now".

with blessings and gassho,

Dr. Bonnici
(Shugyo Daijo, Roshi)

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The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Francis M. Culbertson Travel Grant


The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Francis M. Culbertson Travel Grant, which supports travel to conferences for women from developing countries who are in the earliest stages of their careers.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2012.

See Announcement.

Parie S. Kadir
Program Officer
American Psychological Foundation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
P: (202) 336-5984 I F: (202) 336-5812

Alumnus Paul Hokemeyer, PhD '10 Publishes Dissertation


Alumnus Paul Hokemeyer, PhD '10 Publishes Gay and Rich: A Journey Into the Wealthy Male Homosexual Identity: Qualitative Findings

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Saybrook PHS Alumni Homecoming Workshop Videos Available on the Alumni Homepage


Links to Interviews with Dr. Stan Krippner, Dr. Amedeo Giorgi, and Dr. Dennis Jaffe by their former students are available for viewing at the Saybrook PHS Alumni Homepage.

Associate Professor Position Open at Indiana University


Indiana University
School of Education

Assistant/Associate Professor, Special Education
Required Qualifications:
• Doctorate in Special and/or Inclusive Education or related area
• Emerging/established record of scholarship in special and urban education.
• Professional experience in K-12 urban education settings
• Curricular and instructional expertise in inclusive, culturally responsive education
• University teaching experience preferred
• Record of positive impact with youth in schools, universities, or communities

• Maintain an active research and publication agenda
• Advise and collaborate with master’s and doctoral students
• Teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
• Work collaboratively with K-12 schools and community/state partners
• Obtain external funding for research and teacher education programs
• Perform professional service at the University, in Indiana and nationally

The Indiana University School of Education at Indianapolis (IUPUI) proudly announces our Urban Education Ph.D. program which will begin Fall 2012, including the option for a minor in special education. IUPUI is seeking an exemplary faculty member to contribute to this new Urban Education Ph.D. as well as our progressive urban K-12 teacher education program. The ideal candidate must have an understanding of the complexity of educational systems.

For more information visit our website at

Co-chairs Jane Stephenson and Kathleen King Thorius, IUPUI School of Education, 902 W. New York Street, ES3122, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5155. Review of candidates will begin November 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Starting date is August 1, 2012.

Please direct questions to Jane Stephenson ( or Kathleen King Thorius (

Kathleen King Thorius, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Indiana University School of Education

Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D.
Professor & University Scholar
Associate Chair
Dept. of Educational Psychology
Child Development Division
University of Illinois
220A Education
1310 S. Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820-6925
(217) 766-6413
(217) 244-7620 (Fax)

Alumna Kay Miller, Ph.D. '92 Publishes New Book Living with the Stranger in Me


Alumna Kay Miller, Ph.D. '92 Publishes New Book Living with the Stranger in Me: An Exploration of Aging

Available at CreateSpace eStore

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Saybrook Alumnus Daniel Foor, Ph.D. '09 Directs Annual Conference of Earth Medicine Alliance Oct 22-23, 2011


Saybrook Alumnus Daniel Foor, Ph.D. '09 Executive Director and Founder of Earth Medicine Alliance Directs Annual Conference Oct 22-23, 2011

Earth Medicine Alliance is a non-profit focused on earth-honoring ways of life, healing our relations with the natural world, and in addition to lots of different ceremonial leaders, we'll also have some eco-psychologists presenting. It's a diverse crew of presenters and a popular event.

With heart,


(650) 248-8917

Earth Medicine Alliance 2011 Conference: Honoring Spirits of Place

October 22nd-23rd, 2011

San Francisco, CA

SPIRITS OF PLACE are our closest neighbors in the larger web of relations, those whom we most impact and are most impacted by. In addition to our human kin, they include animal and plant relations, mountains and rivers, ancestors of the land, the elders who bring rain and storms, stone people, elementals, local deities, nature spirits, and other strange old powers whose bodies we perceive as the natural world.

This October 22nd-23rd we invite you to join nearly 20 ceremonial leaders and teachers of diverse backgrounds for a full weekend of embodied learning, interfaith dialogue, and co-creative ritual around the theme of honoring spirits of place. Please consider joining us in this gathering of interfaith exchange and earth healing.

Featured Presenters Include:
CHARLENE SUL, the founder of the Confederation of Ohlone People whose mission is to organize Ohlone people and their supporters,
UKUMBWA SAUTI, an initiated Elder in the West African Dagara tradition and a diviner, numerologist, spiritual counselor, sound healer and speaker/presenter.
TREBBE JOHNSON, the founder and director of Radical Joy for Hard Times. and
HUA ANWA, a Metis Elder who has been leading ceremony on the Central Coast for nearly thirty years, and ALEX STARK, a consultant, advisor, and teacher on issues of transformation, creativity, healing, and environmental harmony..
T. THORN COYLE, an internationally respected teacher, mentor, and magic worker.

Saturday, October 22nd

DAY ONE of the conference will be an interactive day of teaching, ceremony, and interfaith dialogue at the First Unitarian Universalist Church on Franklin Street in San Francisco. Over dinner, participants are encouraged to enjoy dialogue and relaxed community time together.

Sunday, October 23rd

DAY TWO we will gather in circles of 15-30 from 11am-3pm at various outdoor locations in and around San Francisco. Each gathering will be co-facilitated by at least two conference presenters. These four concurrent interfaith rituals aim to put into practice the conference theme of honoring spirits of place.

Registration for both full days is $65 before Sept. 1 and $75 after.

Please go to to register. We aim to host a conference that is spiritually nourishing, heart-centered, and welcoming for people of all backgrounds and traditions (or lack thereof). Spaces are limited to 250 participants. We hope you can join us!

The Earth Medicine Alliance, a 501(c)3 religious non-profit, is a network of individuals and communities who share a deep love of this Earth and the many beings here.

For more info visit or contact

P. O. Box 390791 / Mountain View, CA 94039 / (650) 248-8917 /

Saybrook Faculty Member, Marc Pilisuk, Presents Taking Stock of Peace at AHIMSA Event in Berkeley


Dear friends of AHIMSA,

AHIMSA Berkeley and The Metta Center for Nonviolence Education present a Free Public Forum:

Inspiration from Peace Movements Worldwide
Taking Stock of Peace

Date: Sunday, October 30, 2:30-6:30 pm
Venue: Berkeley Society of Friends, 2151 Vine St. in Berkeley

You are invited to a celebration of the global peace movement and a discussion with some of its leading voices.

This special event launches the recent publicationof Peace Movements Worldwide, a three-volume anthology with chapters covering insights and action from every continent, to which Saybrook Alumni have contributed. The 80 contributors combine multidisciplinary insights with accounts of courageous and creative actions, ranging from the personal to the global.

Co-editors, UC Emeriti professors and scholar activists
Marc Pilisuk and Michael Nagler
will be joined by other contributors to read excerpts from their chapters and discuss what they’ve learned in this in-depth survey of the global peace movement:

Where are we today, and where do we go from here?

The event flyer can be viewed and/or downloaded from

Best wishes,

AHIMSA Berkeley

Saybrook Alumna Lyn Freeman, M.A. '94, Ph.D. '97 Featured on Alaskan TV


The work of Saybrook Alumna Lyn Freeman, M.A. '94, Ph.D. '97 is Featured on Alaskan TV

Here is the link to the second and final video of the Alaska TV series:

If this direct link no longer takes you to her piece, Lyn says, “make sure to click the little thumbnail pictures for the dates displayed as September 13th and September 20,th” in order to see the two part program. “These links will stay the same ….for many months.”

Alumnus Steven Kull, PhD '80 Releases New Edition of


To see the August 1 edition of click here: