If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him

The Pilgrimage Of Psychotherapy Patients

Author: Sheldon Kopp

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0804150966

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Therapists do not and cannot give answers. Explore the true nature of the therapeutic relationship, and realize that the guru is no Buddha. He is just another human struggling. Understanding the shape of your own personal ills will lead you on your journey to recovery. Sheldon Kopp has a realistic approach to altering one's destiny and accepting the responsibility that grows with freedom.

Zen in the Art of Helping

Author: David Brandon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317214706

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

View: 7004


A succinct, uncompromising study of what it means to help other people, this book, first published in 1978, examines the helping process in the light of the principles of Zen Buddhism. Emphasizing the Zen precepts of true compassion, newness and Taoistic change, it explains how a helper can break down the artificial barriers that serve to separate people and hinder the helping process. As the teachings of Zen demonstrate, real compassion involves a selflessness and respect that can bring helper and helped together.

The Soul of Psychotherapy

Recapturing the Spiritual Dimension in the Therapeutic Encounter

Author: Carlton Cornett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684839024

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 1595


Explains how therapists can include the spiritual dimension in their practices, serving both patients with religious commitments, and those whose problems involve such issues.

The Making of Buddhist Modernism

Author: David L. McMahan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199720293

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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A great deal of Buddhist literature and scholarly writing about Buddhism of the past 150 years reflects, and indeed constructs, a historically unique modern Buddhism, even while purporting to represent ancient tradition, timeless teaching, or the "essentials" of Buddhism. This literature, Asian as well as Western, weaves together the strands of different traditions to create a novel hybrid that brings Buddhism into alignment with many of the ideologies and sensibilities of the post-Enlightenment West. In this book, David McMahan charts the development of this "Buddhist modernism." McMahan examines and analyzes a wide range of popular and scholarly writings produced by Buddhists around the globe. He focuses on ideological and imaginative encounters between Buddhism and modernity, for example in the realms of science, mythology, literature, art, psychology, and religious pluralism. He shows how certain themes cut across cultural and geographical contexts, and how this form of Buddhism has been created by multiple agents in a variety of times and places. His position is critical but empathetic: while he presents Buddhist modernism as a construction of numerous parties with varying interests, he does not reduce it to a mistake, a misrepresentation, or fabrication. Rather, he presents it as a complex historical process constituted by a variety of responses -- sometimes trivial, often profound -- to some of the most important concerns of the modern era.

Adieu to God

Why Psychology Leads to Atheism

Author: Mick Power

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119979951

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 8304


Adieu to God examines atheism from a psychological perspective and reveals how religious phenomena and beliefs are psychological rather than supernatural in origin. Answers the psychological question of why, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, do religions continue to prosper? Looks at atheism and religion using a fair and balanced approach based on the latest work in psychology, sociology, anthropology, psychiatry and medicine Acknowledges the many psychological benefits of religion while still questioning the validity of its supernatural belief systems and providing atheist alternatives to a fulfilling life