Because of its complexity, the Abhidharma has traditionally been reserved only for academic or monastic study; now, for the first time, clinical psychologist Beth Jacobs makes this dynamic, important text and its teachings available to ...
Author: Beth Jacobs, Ph.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
The Abhidharma, one of the three major text collections of the original Buddhist canon, frames the psychological system of Buddhism, explaining the workings of reality and the nature of the human mind. It is composed of detailed matrixes and lists that outline the interaction of consciousness and reality, the essence of perception and experience, and the reasons and methods behind mindfulness and meditation. Because of its complexity, the Abhidharma has traditionally been reserved only for academic or monastic study; now, for the first time, clinical psychologist Beth Jacobs brings this dynamic body of work to general readers, using practical explanation, personal stories, and vivid examples to gently untangle the technical aspects of the Abhidharma. Drawing on decades of experience as both a therapist and a Buddhist, Jacobs illuminates this classic area of Buddhist thought, highlighting the ways it can broaden and deepen our experience of the human psyche and offering profound insights into spiritual practice.
A guided journal that uniquely combines personal writing and meditation—two of the most beneficial self-help processes available In this book, Beth Jacobs—who has taught and written extensively on both Buddhist psychology and ...
Author: Beth Jacobs, Ph.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
A guided journal that uniquely combines personal writing and meditation—two of the most beneficial self-help processes available In this book, Beth Jacobs—who has taught and written extensively on both Buddhist psychology and therapeutic writing—provides a variety of writing techniques and exercises that are matched with specific Buddhist meditation instructions and teachings. She describes meditation practices and Buddhist concepts along with writing exercises that bring the material to life. Writers will find exercises that deepen their experiences in general and writing in particular. Meditators will find Buddhist concepts clarified and techniques expanded. All readers will discover a laboratory of writing as experimentation, with structures that open ideas, break habits, and combine experience in novel ways.
Author: Caroline Augusta Foley Rhys DavidsPublish On: 1900
Being a Translation, Now Made for the First Time, from the Original Pali, of the First Book in the Abhidhamma Piṭaka, ... partly because of the terms of the later Buddhist psychology employed , which it would first be necessary to discuss .
1900. This book is the Buddhist manual of psychological ethics, or Buddhist psychology, of the 4th century, B.C., being a translation, now made for the first time, from the original Pali of the First Book in the Abhidhamma- Pitaka, entitled Dhamma-Sangani (compendium of states or phenomena). It is an important text of the Theravadin School of Buddhism and deals with the enumeration of psychic and mental properties.
For the fourth edition, a new chapter on "emotional intelligence" and its relationship with Buddhism has been added.
Author: Padmasiri De Silva
"An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology" is a lucid, intelligible and authentic introduction to the foundations of Buddhist psychology. It provides comprehensive coverage of the basic concepts and issues in the psychology of Buddhism and thus it deals with the nature of psychological inquiry, concepts of mind, consciousness and behavior, motivation, emotions, perception, and the therapeutic structure of Buddhist psychology. For the fourth edition, a new chapter on "emotional intelligence" and its relationship with Buddhism has been added.
Fourthly, the book is a blend of material on the psychology of Buddhism from the original Buddhist sermons, structured according to the main topics in the
discipline of psychology such as cognition, motivation, emotion, personality,
health and ...
Author: Padmasiri De Silva
This book, now in its fifth edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to Buddhist psychology and counselling, exploring key concepts in psychology and practical applications in mindfulness-based counselling techniques using Buddhist philosophy of mind, psychology, ethics and contemplative methods.
Author: Caroline A F Rhys 1857-1942 DavidsPublish On: 2018-10-12
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.
Author: Caroline A F Rhys 1857-1942 Davids
Publisher: Franklin Classics
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Offering a simple to follow western interpretation of the structure and dynamics of the Buddhist structure of personality using the aggregates as a base. This book discusses Buddhist psychology as a secular philosophy which has been validated by modern psychology and psychotherapeutic research. The similarities of the Buddhist structure of personality and modern perspectives is discussed. The author asserts that Buddhist perspective stands out as unique because it is a compound of separate elements and therefore is an illusion. When correlating modern psychological perspectives the idea of non self and self-actualisation are discussed in a way that the reader is encouraged to draw their own conclusions. As well as discussing modern psychotherapy and psychology perspectives in relation to Buddhist Psychology the author also discusses his own perspective of 'Hypothetical Mindfulness'. The author acknowledges that this book avoids delving in to the original languages but is rather a western interpretation. This book intends to prepare the reader for deeper study in the future and offers an appropriate beginning for studding Buddhist psychology without learning stories or parables. This book is also designed to prepare the reader for volume 2 a Therapeutic approach.
This pioneering work will be of interest and value to students and scholars of humour, Buddhist traditions and existentialism more widely. This book examines the psychological dimensions of emotions and humour in Buddhism.
Author: Padmasiri de Silva
This book examines the psychological dimensions of emotions and humour in Buddhism. While there is a wealth of material concerning human emotions related to humour and the mindful management of negative emotions, very little has been written on the theory of Buddhist humour. Uniting both Buddhist and Western philosophy, the author draws upon the theory of ‘incongruity humour’, espoused by figures such as Kierkegaard, Kant and Hegel and absorbed into the interpretation of humour by the Buddhist monk and former Western philosopher, Ñāṇavīra Thero. The author makes extensive use of rich primary sources such as the parables used by Ajahn Brahm while interweaving Western theories and philosophies to illuminate this original study of humour and emotion. This pioneering work will be of interest and value to students and scholars of humour, Buddhist traditions and existentialism more widely.
Author: Caroline A. F. Rhys 1857-1942 DavidsPublish On: 2015-02-12
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.
Author: Caroline A. F. Rhys 1857-1942 Davids
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Moving further along this spectrum, phasing into the authenticity side of the
dimension, we might place Western approaches that aspire to an authentic Buddhist psychology. Kwee (2010, 2012) applied a social constructionist
perspective to a ...
Author: Edo Shonin
This book explores a wide range of mindfulness and meditative practices and traditions across Buddhism. It deepens contemporary understanding of mindfulness by examining its relationship with key Buddhist teachings, such as the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eight-Fold Path. In addition, the volume explores how traditional mindfulness can be more meaningfully incorporated into current psychological research and clinical practice with individuals and groups (e.g., through the Buddhist Psychological Model). Key topics featured in this volume include: Ethics and mindfulness in Pāli Buddhism and their implications for secular mindfulness-based applications. Mindfulness of emptiness and the emptiness of mindfulness. Buddhist teachings that support the psychological principles in a mindfulness program. A practical contextualization and explanatory framework for mindfulness-based interventions. Mindfulness in an authentic, transformative, everyday Zen practice. Pristine mindfulness. Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness is an indispensable resource for clinical psychologists, and affiliated medical and mental health professionals, including specialists in complementary and alternative medicine as well as social work as well as teachers of Buddhism and meditation.
The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 3 Tashi Tsering Gordon McDougall
. bring. The effect of these mental mistakes is huge. In fact, the ways we react
socially and individually to our world are dominated by these first three
Author: Tashi Tsering
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This new volume from the Foundation of Buddhist Thought series, provides a stand-alone and systematic - but accessible - entry into how Buddhism understands the mind. Geshe Tashi, an English-speaking Tibetan monk who lives in London, was trained from boyhood in a traditional Tibetan monastery and is adept in communicating this classical training to a modern Western audience. Buddhist Psychology addresses both the nature of the mind and how we know what we know. Just as scientists observe and catalog the material world, Buddhists for centuries have been observing and cataloging the components of inner experience. The result is a rich and subtle knowledge that can be harnessed to the goal of increasing human well being.
These are some of the questions that have motivated modern scholarship to approach ālayavijñāna, the storehouse consciousness, formulated in Yogācāra Buddhism as a subliminal reservoir of tendencies, habits, and future possibilities.
Author: Tao Jiang
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Are there Buddhist conceptions of the unconscious? If so, are they more Freudian, Jungian, or something else? If not, can Buddhist conceptions be reconciled with the Freudian, Jungian, or other models? These are some of the questions that have motivated modern scholarship to approach ālayavijñāna, the storehouse consciousness, formulated in Yogācāra Buddhism as a subliminal reservoir of tendencies, habits, and future possibilities. Tao Jiang argues convincingly that such questions are inherently problematic because they frame their interpretations of the Buddhist notion largely in terms of responses to modern psychology. He proposes that, if we are to understand ālayavijñāna properly and compare it with the unconscious responsibly, we need to change the way the questions are posed so that ālayavijñāna and the unconscious can first be understood within their own contexts and then recontextualized within a dialogical setting. In so doing, certain paradigmatic assumptions embedded in the original frameworks of Buddhist and modern psychological theories are exposed. Jiang brings together Xuan Zang’s ālayavijñāna and Freud’s and Jung’s unconscious to focus on what the differences are in the thematic concerns of the three theories, why such differences exist in terms of their objectives, and how their methods of theorization contribute to these differences. Contexts and Dialogue puts forth a fascinating, erudite, and carefully argued presentation of the subliminal mind. It proposes a new paradigm in comparative philosophy that examines the what, why, and how in navigating the similarities and differences of philosophical systems through contextualization and recontextualization.
Awakening and Insight will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of Analytical Psychology and Psychotherapy, as well as anyone interested in Buddhism.
Author: Polly Young-Eisendrath
Publisher: Psychology Press
Since the 1990s, many efforts have been made to integrate Buddhism and its therapeutic ancestors in the West, particularly Jungian psychology. Taking Japanese Zen-Buddhism as its starting point, Awakening and Insight is a collection of critiques and histories of Buddhism. It is based on accounts of the Buddhism and Depth Psychology conference that took place in Kyoto in 1999, expanded by additional papers and commentary, and includes: New perspectives on Buddhism and Psychology, East and West; Cautions and Insights about Potential Confusions; Traditional Ideas in a New Light; It also features a new translation of the conversation between Schinichi Hisamatsu and Carl Jung which took place in 1958. Awakening and Insight will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of Analytical Psychology and Psychotherapy, as well as anyone interested in Buddhism.
Although the aggregates are only a “convenient fiction,” the Buddha nevertheless made frequent use of the aggregate scheme when asked to explain the elements at work in the individual.
Author: Mathieu Boisvert
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
If Buddhism denies a permanent self, how does it perceive identity? According to Buddhist texts, the entire universe, including the individual, is made up of different phenomena, which Buddhism classifies into different categories: what we conventionally call a “person” can be understood in terms of five aggregates, the sum of which must not be taken for a permanent entity, since beings are nothing but an amalgam of ever-changing phenomena. Although the aggregates are only a “convenient fiction,” the Buddha nevertheless made frequent use of the aggregate scheme when asked to explain the elements at work in the individual. In this study Mathieu Boisvert presents a detailed analysis of the five aggregates (pañcakkhandhā) and establishes how the Theravda tradition views their interaction. He clarifies the fundamentals of Buddhist psychology by providing a rigorous examination of the nature and interrelation of each of the aggregates and by establishing, for the first time, how the function of each of these aggregates chains beings to the cycle of birth, death and rebirth — the theory of dependent origination (paticcasamuppāda). Boisvert contends that without a thorough understanding of the five aggregates, we cannot grasp the liberation process at work within the individual, who is, after all, simply an amalgam of the five aggregates. The Five Aggregates represents an important and original contribution to Buddhist studies and will be of great interest to all scholars and students of Buddhism.
Author: Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra RaoPublish On: 1957
P. Vajirañāna Mahāthera views it as a passive state, the original condition of
mental faculty. The idea becomes clearer when this bhavanga is looked upon as
a stream (sota), flowing in an unceasing continuity, during the life-span of an ...
Author: Rodger R Ricketts Psy DPublish On: 2020-05-26
My aim in writing this book is to explore, from a modern psychological and biological perspective, what the Buddha was telling us. The ancient text and the modern point of view both complement and clarify each other.
Author: Rodger R Ricketts Psy D
My aim in writing this book is to explore, from a modern psychological and biological perspective, what the Buddha was telling us. The ancient text and the modern point of view both complement and clarify each other. I see there is much to be learned through a comparative approach while at the same time keeping the Buddha's original doctrines at the core of the discussion. This approach unveils a unique and cogent perspective that incorporates the traditional Buddhist teachings, with the research and study of modern scholars and scientists. Therefore, this book goes beyond what is usually taught in traditional Buddhist as well as comparative psychology texts.
In order to achieve the second of the above - mentioned conditions , namely a
clear definition of Buddhist psychology and its terminology , it was necessary to
depict in visible form the systematic way , in which Buddhists tried to explore the ...
My wife, Mara, first encouraged me to undertake the project, and patiently applied
her substantial writing talents to editing the successive drafts; Sun-Bae Park, a
colleague at Stony Brook University and a Korean Buddhist practitioner, also ...
Author: Marvin Levine
This book describes Buddhist-Yogic ideas in relation to those of contemporary Western psychology. The book begins with the Buddhist view of the human psyche and of the human condition. This leads to the question of what psychological changes need to be made to improve that condition. Similarities between Buddhism and Western Psychology include: Both are concerned with alleviating inner pain, turmoil, affliction and suffering. Both are humanistic and naturalistic in that they focus on the human condition and interpret it in natural terms. Both view the human being as caught in a causal framework, in a matrix of forces such as cravings or drives which are produced by both our biology and our beliefs. Both teach the appropriatenss of compassion, concern and unconditional positive regard towards others. Both share the ideal of maturing or growth. In the East and the West, this is interpreted as greater self possession, diminished cravings and agitations, less impulsivity and deeper observations which permit us to monitor and change our thoughts and emotional states. Buddhism, Yoga, and Western Psychology, especially the recent emphasis on positive psychology, are concerned with the attainment of deep and lasting happiness. The thesis of all three is that self-transformation is the surest path to this happiness.