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By Polly Young-Eisendrath,Shoji Muramoto

ISBN-10: 0415217938

ISBN-13: 9780415217934

ISBN-10: 0415217946

ISBN-13: 9780415217941

Buddhism first got here to the West many centuries in the past throughout the Greeks, who additionally inspired a number of the tradition and practices of Indian Buddhism. As Buddhism has unfold past India, it has constantly been plagued by the indigenous traditions of its new houses. while Buddhism seemed in the US and Europe within the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, it encountered modern psychology and psychotherapy, instead of non secular traditions. because the Nineteen Nineties, many efforts were made through Westerners to research and combine the similarities and alterations among Buddhism and it healing ancestors, rather Jungian psychology.


Taking eastern Zen-Buddhism as its place to begin, this quantity is a set of opinions, commentaries, and histories a few specific assembly of Buddhism and psychology. it's in accordance with the Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy convention that happened in Kyoto, Japan, in 1999, increased by way of extra papers, and includes:



  • new views on Buddhism and psychology, East and West

  • cautions and insights approximately power confusions

  • traditional principles in a brand new light.

It additionally contains a new translation of the dialog among Schin'ichi Hisamatsu and Carl Jung which happened in 1958.


Awakening and Insight expresses a gathering of minds, eastern and Western, in a fashion that opens new questions on and sheds new gentle on our subjective lives. will probably be of significant curiosity to scholars, students and practitioners of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and analytical psychology, in addition to somebody curious about Zen Buddhism.

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