Description of Organization
Founded in 2000 by Zen teacher and clinical psychologist Dr. Joseph Bobrow, Roshi, Deep Streams Institute has a threefold mission: Zen Buddhist meditation/teaching, continuing education on the interplay of Buddhism and psychology, and the application of Buddhism and psychology in the world to transform suffering and build peace.
In 2011, a grant in the amount of $10,000 was awarded to support The Coming Home Project. This project offers retreats where Veterans, and family members of Veterans can share stories, struggles and accomplishments, learn key resilience skills, and connect with services and resources in their communities. These residential workshops are not psychotherapy, but they are therapeutic. Retreats are peer support driven and are facilitated by experienced licensed psychotherapists and trained veterans and chaplains. These programs address the whole person with an integrative, evidence-based approach that rebuilds the connectivity of body, mind, heart, and soul that can be unraveled by combat-related trauma; renews relationships with loved ones; creates vital new peer support networks; and eliminates the sense of stigma that interferes with our veterans getting the support they need.