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Psychiatrist and Zen teacher Barry Magid is uniquely qualified to answer questions like these. Written in an engaging and witty style, Ordinary Mind helps us understand ...
Psychiatrist and Zen teacher Barry Magid is uniquely qualified to answer questions like these. Written in an engaging and witty style, Ordinary Mind helps us understand challenging ideas--like Zen Buddhism's concepts of oneness, emptiness, and enlightenment--and how they make sense, not only within psychoanalytic conceptions of mind, but in the realities of our lives and relationships.
This new paper edition of Magid's much-praised book contains additional case study vignettes.
"Magid teaches a Zen of everyday, ordinary experience. He describes the upper reaches of human development as the embodiment of a great wisdom, the practice of 'everydayness' as a personal harmony with the order of that which is."
—Psychologist-Psychoanalyst, the newsletter of the Division of Psychoanalysis
"A wise and thought-provoking book that will have a significant impact on the way people think about the relationship between Zen and Western psychotherapy in the future."
—Professor Jeremy D. Safran, editor of Psychoanalysis and Buddhism
"A wise and insightful guide to living a saner life."
—Charlotte Joko Beck, author of Everyday Zen
|Ch. 1||The Psychology of the Self||13|
|Ch. 2||Top-Down Practice: Mu: Chao-chou's Dog||30|
|Ch. 3||Bottom-Up Practice: Just Sitting: The Goose in the Bottle||40|
|Ch. 4||Self and Oneness: Sung-yuan's Person of Great Strength||52|
|Ch. 5||Self and Emptiness: Hsi-chung Builds Carts||59|
|Ch. 6||No Self: Dogen's Encouraging Words||73|
|Ch. 7||The Myth of the Isolated Mind: Jui-yen Calls "Master"||84|
|Ch. 8||Constancy: Nan-ch'uan Kills the Cat||96|
|Ch. 9||Change: Sitting with Sam||112|
|Ch. 10||Zen Is Useless: "Wash Your Bowl"||125|
|Ch. 11||Relationship and Authority: Attachment and Detachment||140|
|Ch. 12||One Practice or Two?: What Shakes Your Tree?||155|
|Ch. 13||Form and No Form: "Ordinary Mind Is the Tao"||164|
|About the Author||191|