The Psychology of Buddhism in Conflict Studies

The Psychology of Buddhism in Conflict Studies

by Padmasiri de Silva

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319887043
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 05/23/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.01(d)

About the Author

Padmasiri de Silva is Adjunct Research Associate at Monash University, Australia. He has a PhD in East-West Comparative Philosophy and an advanced diploma in Counselling. He is the author of a number of books, including An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling; Emotions and the Body in Buddhist Contemplative practice and mindfulness-Based Therapy (Palgrave Macmillan 2017).

Table of Contents


Preface.- Chapter 1 Introduction.- Chapter 2 The Buddhist Critique of Metaphysical Entanglements.- Chapter 3 The Many Faceted Nature of a Crisis.- Chapter 4 The Psychological Dimensions of Conflict and Harmony.- Chapter 5 Criminal Justice through a Buddhist Contemplative Path.- Chapter 6 Exploring Multiculturalism.- Chapter 7 Dilemmas, Conflicts and Paradoxes in Management Studies.- Chapter 8 Erosion of Moral Values in an Era of Market Triumphalism.- Chapter 9 Conflict and Peace Studies.- Chapter 10 Idea of the Self: the Narrow Ridge between the paths of chaos and nihilism and the Traps of Identity Illusions.- Chapter 11 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.- Chapter 12 Resolving Paradoxes in Tibetan Buddhism and Zen Buddhism.- Chapter 13 Emotions, Logic and Rationality.

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“Combining insights from contemporary science and the Buddhist tradition, Padmasiri de Silva defends the importance of the body’s role in emotional experience and in the way emotions function in our lives. Drawing on his many years of work as therapist, he shows the place of attention to the body in mindfulness based practices aimed at emotion regulation, pain and trauma management, addiction, and stress reduction. De Silva’s book counters the misleading impression that Buddhist psychology encourages suppression of emotion and that mindfulness based therapies ignore the body. He eschews overly simplistic accounts of emotion and of the problems that bring people to therapists. Most excitingly, he indicates how negatively experienced emotions are not just manageable, but potential means for spiritual transformation.” (Professor Kathleen Higgins)

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