The Wisdom of Imperfection: The Challenge of Individuation in Buddhist Life (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]


Explores the psychological development needed to succeed in the Buddhist path.
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The Wisdom of Imperfection: The Challenge of Individuation in Buddhist Life (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Explores the psychological development needed to succeed in the Buddhist path.
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Offers Westerners the opportunity to link psychotherapy and Buddhism for added impact.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559398886
  • Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/25/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Rob Preece has been practicing Tibetan Buddhism since 1973 and psychotherapy since 1988. He leads meditation retreats, gives workshops on comparative Jungian and Buddhist psychology, and is also a thangka painter. The author of The Courage to Feel and The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra, he lives in London.

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Table of Contents

1 Life's challenge 19
2 The spiritual search 27
3 The wound 33
4 A vision of wholeness 47
5 The noble imperfection 57
6 The guide 65
7 Individuality and individuation 71
8 Emergence 81
9 The time for commitment 91
10 Spiritual flight 97
11 In the Buddha's shadow 111
12 Spiritual pathology 123
13 Working with the emotions 131
14 Disembodiment 139
15 Power and will 145
16 The teacher-student relationship 155
17 Individuation or institution? 179
18 A meaningful task 189
19 Individuation and spiritual crisis 197
20 The bodhisattva's path 205
21 Crossing the wasteland 233
22 The generation of vitality 249
23 Guardians of the threshold 257
24 Clearing the veil 265
25 Return to the source 279
26 Returning to the marketplace 285
27 Manifestation 293
28 Circumambulation 303
29 Into the unknown 307
App The cycle of individuation 315
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2006

    Offers a new path.

    Any practicing Buddhist will relish The Wisdom Of Imperfection: The Challenge Of Individuation In Buddhist Life. It offers Westerners the opportunity to link psychotherapy and Buddhism for added impact and results than either alone could achieve, with chapters drawing important connections between spiritual enlightenment and mental health. From understanding emotions and pathology to linking these to the Buddhist path, The Wisdom Of Imperfection offers a new path.

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