Encountering Buddhism: Western Psychology and Buddhist Teachings / Edition 1

Encountering Buddhism: Western Psychology and Buddhist Teachings / Edition 1

by Seth Robert Segall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791457362

ISBN-13: 9780791457368

Pub. Date: 05/08/2003

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Creatively exploring the points of confluence and conflict between Western psychology and Buddhist teachings, various scholars, researchers, and therapists struggle to integrate their diverse psychological orientations—psychoanalytic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, transpersonal—with their diverse Theravaµda and Mahaµyaµna Buddhist

Overview

Creatively exploring the points of confluence and conflict between Western psychology and Buddhist teachings, various scholars, researchers, and therapists struggle to integrate their diverse psychological orientations—psychoanalytic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, transpersonal—with their diverse Theravaµda and Mahaµyaµna Buddhist practices. By investigating the degree to which Buddhist insights are compatible with Western science and culture, they then consider what each philosophical/psychological system has to offer the other. The contributors reveal how Buddhism has changed the way they practice psychotherapy, choose their research topics, and conduct their personal lives. In doing so, they illuminate the relevance of ancient Buddhist texts to contemporary cultural and psychological dilemmas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791457368
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
05/08/2003
Series:
SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Buddhist Psychology
Andrew Olendzki

2. Close Encounters of a New Kind: Toward an Integration of Psychoanalysis and Buddhism
Jeffrey B. Rubin

3. The Buddha Teaches an Attitude, Not an Affiliation
Belinda Siew Luan Khong

4. On Being a Non-Buddhist Buddhist: A Conversation with Myself
Seth Robert Segall

5. Finding the Buddha/Finding the Self: Seeing with the Third Eye
Jean L. Kristeller

6. Awakening from the Spell of Reality: Lessons from Nagarjuna
Kaisa Puhakka

7. Reflections on Mirroring
Robert Rosenbaum

8. Psychotherapy Practice as Buddhist Practice
Seth Robert Segall

9. Buddhism and Western Psychology: An Intellectual Memoir
Eugene Taylor

Glossary

Contributors

Index

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