Awakening and Insight: Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Awakening and Insight: Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy

by Polly Young-Eisendrath
     
 

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.…  See more details below

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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

Acknowledgements
Notes on the contributors
Introduction: Continuing a conversation from East to West: Buddhism and psychotherapy1
Pt. INew perspectives on Buddhism and psychology East and West13
1Buddhism, religion and psychotherapy in the world today15
2A Buddhist model of the human self: working through the Jung-Hisamatsu discussion30
3Jung, Christianity, and Buddhism45
4The transformation of human suffering: a perspective from psychotherapy and Buddhism67
5Zen and psychotherapy: from neutrality, through relationship, to the emptying place81
6A mindful self and beyond: sharing in the ongoing dialogue of Buddhism and psychoanalysis93
Pt. IICautions and insights about potential confusions107
7The Jung-Hisamatsu conversation109
8Jung and Buddhism122
9What is I? Reflections from Buddhism and psychotherapy135
10American Zen and psychotherapy: an ongoing dialogue149
11Locating Buddhism, locating psychology172
12Buddhism and psychotherapy in the West: Nishitani and dialectical behavior therapy187
Pt. IIITraditional ideas in a new light205
13Karma and individuation: the boy with no face207
14The Consciousness-only school: an introduction and a brief comparison with Jung's psychology224
15The problematic of mind in Gotama Buddha235
16The development of Buddhist psychology in modern Japan242
17Coming home: the difference it makes253
Index263

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