Buddhist Psychology Affinity Group

Buddhist Psychology Affinity Group

Second Monday of Each Month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front St., San Diego


The Insight San Diego Buddhist Psychology Affinity Group is offered as a resource to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of Buddhist psychology. The focus is an exploration of the Abhidhamma from which the secular mindfulness movement emerged. The group also provides an opportunity for participants to explore the relevance of Buddhist psychology and Abhidhamma teachings to their own clinical practice of psychotherapy, or teaching of mindfulness-based interventions such as MBSR.

We are currently using the book A Mindful Therapy (2003) by Tara Bennett-Goleman. Here is a link for the book on Amazon.

The group is facilitated by Jacquelyn Schwartz, LMFT. Jacqui can be reached at jacqui@insightsd.org

The Buddhist Psychology Affinity Group meets monthly on the second Monday evening of each month, in room 323 from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Our meetings begin with a 15-minute silent meditation. However, the room will be available at 6pm for anyone that would like to begin their meditation prior to the start of the meeting.


Following a 2,500 year tradition in which the community financially supports the offerings provided, the teachings and meditation sessions in this group are offered on a generosity (Dana) basis. No one is turned away because they cannot give. We are encouraging members to give what their budget and hearts of generosity allow, and/or to sign up for monthly giving on our Donations page.


The Insight San Diego Buddhist Psychology affinity group is offered as a resource to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of Buddhist psychology. Building on 3 decades of experience, Insight San Diego acknowledges and shares the wisdom and experience of San Diego’s longtime local Insight Meditation practitioner community with those who are newer to the Insight Meditation practice. We look forward to seeing you there. We also encourage bringing a guest.

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