Drawing on contemporary ethics, deconstruction and embodied Zen practice, the seminar will outline the challenges and rewards of a non-foundational, post-phenomenological therapeutic practice based on encounter and on the appreciation of the primary eccentricity of the human condition.
Born in Calabria (Italy), Manu has been active in the student movement and the Italian radical left of the nineteen seventies. A pupil of philosopher Romano Madera, he graduated in philosophy in 1980. He first encountered the Dharma in 1978 in the person of Lama Yeshe at the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Pomaia, Italy.
Manu studied Zen within the White Plum Asangha (an international community founded by Zen Master Taizan Maezumi) between 1996 and 2006 and was ordained as a Zen monk in 2004. He trained in Person-Centred counseling and psychotherapy and studied Alfred Adler’s Individual Psychology.