Awakening and Insight: Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Awakening and Insight: Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy

by Polly Young-Eisendrath
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415217938

ISBN-13: 9780415217934

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The intersection of East and West is a vital one on many levels. The efforts to integrate Buddhism and its therapeutic ancestors to the Western ideas of Jungian Psychology have been particularly fruitful. Taking Japanese Zen-Buddhism as its starting point, Awakening and Insight is a collection of critiques and histories of Buddhism from a psychological perspective.

Overview

The intersection of East and West is a vital one on many levels. The efforts to integrate Buddhism and its therapeutic ancestors to the Western ideas of Jungian Psychology have been particularly fruitful. Taking Japanese Zen-Buddhism as its starting point, Awakening and Insight is a collection of critiques and histories of Buddhism from a psychological perspective.
Based on accounts of the Buddhism and Depth Psychology conference that took place in Kyoto in 1999, this volume serves to unite the cousins of Eastern religion and Western thought. Featuring a new translation of the historic conversation between Schinichi Hisamatsu and Carl Jung which took place in 1958, Awakening and Insight will be of great interest to anyone interested in Psychology and Buddhism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415217934
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Continuing a Conversation From East to West. Buddhism and Psychotherapy. Buddhism, Religion and Psychotherapy in the World Today. Jung, Christianity and Buddhism. The Transformation of Human Suffering - A Perspective From Psychotherapy and Buddhism. Zen and Psychotherapy: From Neutrality, Through Relationship, to the Emptying Place. The Jung-Hisamatsu Conversation. A Translation from Aniela Jaffe's Original German Protocol. Jung and Buddhism. What is I? Reflections from Buddhism and Psychotherapy. American Zen and Psychotherapy. An Ongoing Dialogue. Locating Buddhism, Locating Psychology. Buddhism and Psychotherapy in the West. Karma and Individuation: The Boy with No Face. The Consciousness Only School: an Introduction and a Brief Comparison with Jung's Psychology. The Development of Buddhist Psychology in Modern Japan. Coming Home: The Difference it Makes.

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