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Dzogchen Practitioners Needed for Dissertation Research Project

Posted Oct. 9, 2013 by DharmaTiger in Open

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Dear Sangha Member,

You are invited to participate in a dissertation research project that seeks to study attitudes towards death in Tibetan Vajrayana students who practice Rigpa/trekchö. Liz Caine, MA, Primary Researcher and PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Sofia University, (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) is a Vajrayana student who is conducting research into the impact Vajrayana practice has on practitioners attitudes towards death. This is an opportunity for you to help bring greater understanding of dharma practice and how it relates to attitudes towards death into the field of psychology. To participate in this study, please go to http://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/1135052/Dzogchen-Death-Attitudes-Research-Project or email l.caine@sofia.edu for more information. Please forward this to anyone you feel may be interested/eligible to participate. Your help and support are greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,

Liz Caine, MA, PhD Candidate, Primary Researcher

You may be eligible to participate if you:

-Are over 21
-Have taken formal refuge vows to become a Buddhist
-Have received “pointing out instruction” (i.e. trekchö/Rigpa/Dzogchen)
-Have attended at least 4 weeks of Dzogchen retreat
-Have practiced trekchö/Rigpa for at least 2 hours per week for at least 2 years
-Have not completed an 8-week MBSR course

Research project requirements:

-Responding to an online survey (about 30 minutes)
-The possibility of a 45-minute to one hour long follow up telephone interview (if you agree)

To participate, please go to: http://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/1135052/Dzogchen-Death-Attitudes-Research-Project

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