Transforming Problems into Happiness

with special guest teacher Lorne LadnerLorne Happiness 0

Dr. Lorne Ladner, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. He provides individual psychotherapy, family therapy, and assessments. Dr. Ladner also provides workshops and trainings on the psychology of positive emotions, the integration of meditation and psychotherapy, and on Buddhist psychology. Dr. Ladner also serves as Director of the Guhyasamaja Center in Northern Virginia, where he regularly teaches courses on meditation and Buddhist psychology, practice, and philosophy.

He is the author of a number of books and articles including The Lost Art of Compassion: Discovering The Practice Of Happiness In The Meeting Of Buddhism And Psychology (HarperCollins, 2004). He also edited Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa’s book The Easy Path: Illuminating The First Panchen Lama’s Secret Instructions (Wisdom Publications, 2013)..

In addition to his Ph.D. in psychology (from Pacifica Graduate Institute), Dr. Ladner has also earned a B.A. with high honors in Religious Studies (from Wesleyan University) and an M.A. in non-fiction writing (from the University of New Hampshire). Other books by him include Bridges of Compassion: Insights And Interventions In Developmental Disabilities, co-authored with Alex Campbell and published in 1999 by Jason Aronson, Inc., and The Wheel Of Great Compassion: The Practice Of The Prayer Wheel In Tibetan Buddhism, published by Wisdom Publications in 2000. He also produced a video on integrating mindfulness meditation with psychotherapy published in 2006 by the American Psychological Association Press, entitled Mindful Therapy.

Dr. Ladner has also taught Buddhist meditation for a number of years at various meditation centers around the East Coast. He has taught workshops on using meditation in integration with psychotherapy — especially for evoking positive emotions such as compassion — at venues including Omega Institute, Tibet House, The New York Open Center, The Virginia and Maryland Psychological Associations, The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, and the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. He also teaches workshops on these subjects for clinicians.


February 6, 2016 (Teaching 10-12, Lunch 12:00-1:30, Teaching 1:30-3:30)

February 7, 2016 (Teaching 10-12, Potluck Lunch following teaching)