My dear friend and colleague , head of the indiginous psychology department at Gaja Mahda university in Jogjakarta was given the professorship. I was in the unique position to be attending, and looking around the room of approx 400 pople I seems the only Western face there. It was a quite powerful event, first all the professors entering in their togas with they hats on, the one hour speech of my friend Bo Kwartarini, the individual congratulations of 400 peoples and a huge buffet. A very impressive affair. I was told, that the professorship, which is bestowed by the state as well and the university is quite difficult to achieve and there are not many. I felt quite honored to be invited to this event.
I taught a first year of transpersonal psychology at the university at UGM in Jogjakarta, Java at the faculty of clinical psychology. Below you see our group of students working.
The person next to me is Bo Kwartarini, the head of the department of clinical psychology and indigenous psychology.
Jogjakarta was the old capital of Java, with the Sultan living there in his palace. Nowadays it is a student’s town with 40 universities. I teach a three day course every two months there.