Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) Sand Mandala by the Venerable Losang Samten. Photo by: Thomas Bugaj    Throughout the conference, the Venerable Lama Losang Samten created a Tibetan sand painting in our meeting space.  Attendees watched the mandala take form, and once completed, participated in the dismantling ceremony.  

Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) Sand Mandala by the Venerable Losang Samten.
Photo by: Thomas Bugaj 

 

Throughout the conference, the Venerable Lama Losang Samten created a Tibetan sand painting in our meeting space.  Attendees watched the mandala take form, and once completed, participated in the dismantling ceremony.

 

Twenty-Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

TRANSIENCE AND PERMANENCE

Held

October 31 - November 2, 2013

Sheraton Society Hill Hotel

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2013 Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award:   

Arnold D. Richards, M.D.

2013 Distinguished Psychoanalytic Educator Awards:

Alison Bechdel
Peter T. Hoffer, Ph.D.
Deborah Anna Luepnitz, Ph.D.

(Awardee biographies are linked above) 

Please click on the links below to access: 

DETAILED CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Information on Sand Mandala Painting 

Photos of Sand Mandala Creation & Dismantling

 


Please view the following links for more information on Philadelphia:

36 Hours in Philadelphia
About the Barnes Collection

 

IFPE generates an annual conference to provide a forum for interpretive encounters with the varying discourses of psychoanalysis: clinical, academic, artistic, literary, philosophical, scientific, experiential, and more. Such encounters constitute the core of what is psychoanalytic education. In the dialogic structure of the interdisciplinary conference, IFPE seeks to create an alive conference-space in which each person can evolve.

                                    Revised and adopted consensually by the Board May 10, 2013