The Resonance of Emptiness

The Resonance of Emptiness

This work presents an exploration of Buddhist philosophy and practice as a potential resource for an approach to psychotherapy which is responsive to the needs of its time and context, and attempts to open up a three-way dialogue between ...

Author: Gay Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136812415

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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This work presents an exploration of Buddhist philosophy and practice as a potential resource for an approach to psychotherapy which is responsive to the needs of its time and context, and attempts to open up a three-way dialogue between Buddhism, psychotherapy and contemporary discourse to reveal a meaningful theory and practice for a contemporary psychotherapy.
Categories: Psychology

Becoming Buddhist

Becoming Buddhist

31; (2002), The Resonance of Emptiness: A Buddhist Inspiration for a
Contemporary Psychotherapy. Richmond: Curzon Press, pp. 96–7. Geshe
Acharya Thubten Loden, Path to Enlightenment in Tibetan Buddhism, pp. 851–52
. Watson, The ...

Author: Glenys Eddy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441161451

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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What does it mean to be a Western Buddhist? For the predominantly Anglo-Australian affiliates of two Western Buddhist centres in Australia, the author proposes an answer to this question, and finds support for it from interviews and her own participant-observation experience.Practitioners' prior experiences of experimentation with spiritual groups and practices-and their experiences of participation, practice and self-transformation-are examined with respect to their roles in practitioners' appropriation of the Buddhist worldview, and their subsequent commitment to the path to enlightenment.Religious commitment is experienced as a decision-point, itself the effect of the individual's experimental immersion in the Centre's activities.During this time the claims of the Buddhist worldview are tested against personal experience and convictions. Using rich ethnographic data and Lofland and Skonovd's experimental conversion motif as a model for theorizing the stages of involvement leading to commitment, the author demonstrates that this study has a wider application to our understanding of the role of alternative religions in western contexts.
Categories: Religion

Emptiness Appraised

Emptiness Appraised

... THE RESONANCE OF EMPTINESS A Buddhist Inspiration for Contemporary
Psychotherapy Gay Watson AMERICAN BUDDHISM Methods and Findings in
Recent Scholarship Edited by Duncan Ryuken Williams and Christopher Queen
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Author: David F. Burton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317723233

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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Emptiness means that all entities are empty of, or lack, inherent existence - entities have a merely conceptual, constructed existence. Though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism, and his critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge are shown to be unconvincing.
Categories: Social Science

A Philosophy of Emptiness

A Philosophy of Emptiness

Offering an alternative view, A Philosophy of Emptiness reclaims these hollow feelings as a positive and even empowering state, an antidote to the modern obsession with substance and foundation.

Author: Gay Watson

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780233253

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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We often view emptiness as a negative condition, a symptom of depression, despair, or grief—an assessment furthered by authors like Franz Kafka or the existentialists, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Offering an alternative view, A Philosophy of Emptiness reclaims these hollow feelings as a positive and even empowering state, an antidote to the modern obsession with substance and foundation. Digging through early and non-Western philosophy, Gay Watson uncovers a rich history of emptiness. She travels from Buddhism, Taoism, and religious mysticism to the contemporary world of philosophy, science, and art practice. Though most Western philosophies are concerned with substance and foundation, she finds that the twentieth century has seen a resurgence of emptiness and offers reasons why such an apparently unappealing concept has attracted modern musicians, artists, and scientists, as well as preeminent thinkers throughout the ages. Probing the idea of how a life without foundation might be lived—and why a person might choose this path—A Philosophy of Emptiness links these concepts to contemporary ideas of meditation and the mind, presenting a rich and intriguing take on the concept of emptiness and the history of thought.
Categories: Philosophy

Quantum Buddhism Dancing in Emptiness Reality Revealed at the Interface of Quantum Physics and Buddhist Philosophy

Quantum Buddhism   Dancing in Emptiness   Reality Revealed at the Interface of Quantum Physics and Buddhist Philosophy

Once we have seen that consciousness must be treated as a category in its own
right which operates according to a resonance of meaning within the field, indeed
the experience of meaning is nothing else than a resonance, it becomes ...

Author: graham smetham

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781445294308

Category: Buddhism and science

Page: 650

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An extensive, detailed and definitive exploration and elucidation of the extraordinary meeting ground and interconnections between quantum physics and Buddhist philosophy.
Categories: Buddhism and science

The Philosophy of Desire in the Buddhist Pali Canon

The Philosophy of Desire in the Buddhist Pali Canon

Kathryn R. Blackstone THE RESONANCE OF EMPTINESS Gay Watson
AMERICAN BUDDHISM Edited by Duncan Ryuken Williams and Christopher
Queen IMAGING WISDOM Jacob N. Kinnard PAIN AND ITS ENDING Carol S.
Anderson ...

Author: David Webster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134279401

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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David Webster explores the notion of desire as found in the Buddhist Pali Canon. Beginning by addressing the idea of a 'paradox of desire', whereby we must desire to end desire, the varieties of desire that are articulated in the Pali texts are examined. A range of views of desire, as found in Western thought, are presented as well as Hindu and Jain approaches. An exploration of the concept of ditthi(view or opinion) is also provided, exploring the way in which 'holding views' can be seen as analogous to the process of desiring. Other subjects investigated include the mind-body relationship, the range of Pali terms for desire, and desire's positive spiritual value. A comparative exploration of the various approaches completes the work.
Categories: Religion

Buddhist Forum

Buddhist Forum

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Author: Tadeusz Skorupski

Publisher: RoutledgeCurzon

ISBN: 9780728602557

Category: Buddhism

Page: 292

View: 812

This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information.Visit our eBookstore at: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk.
Categories: Buddhism

The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism

The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism

... Edited by Damien Keown, Charles Prebish, Wayne Husted WOMEN IN THE
FOOTSTEPS OF THE BUDDHA Kathryn R. Blackstone THE RESONANCE OF
EMPTINESS Gay Watson IMAGING WISDOM Jacob N. Kinnard
CONTEMPRORARY ...

Author: Paul Fuller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134291441

Category: History

Page: 264

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The notion of 'view' or 'opinion' (ditthi) as an obstacle to 'seeing things as they are' is a central concept in Buddhist thought. This book considers the two ways in which the notion of views are usually understood. Are we to understand right-view as a correction of wrong-views (the opposition understanding) or is the aim of the Buddhist path the overcoming of all views, even right-view (the no-views understanding)? The author argues that neither approach is correct. Instead he suggests that the early texts do not understand right-view as a correction of wrong-view, but as a detached order of seeing, completely different from the attitude of holding to any view, wrong or right.
Categories: History

Power Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism

Power  Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism

... Prebish and Wayne Husted WOMEN IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE BUDDHA
Struggle for liberation in the Therigatha Kathryn R. Blackstone THE
RESONANCE OF EMPTINESS A Buddhist inspiration for contemporary
psychotherapy.

Author: Douglas Osto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134018796

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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This book examines the concepts of power, wealth and women in the important Mahayana Buddhist scripture known as the Gandavyuha-sutra, and relates these to the text’s social context in ancient Indian during the Buddhist Middle Period (0–500 CE). Employing contemporary textual theory, worldview analysis and structural narrative theory, the author puts forward a new approach to the study of Mahayana Buddhist sources, the ‘systems approach’, by which literature is viewed as embedded in a social system. Consequently, he analyses the Gandavyuha in the contexts of reality, society and the individual, and applies these notions to the key themes of power, wealth and women. The study reveals that the spiritual hierarchy represented within the Gandavyuha replicates the political hierarchies in India during Buddhism’s Middle Period, that the role of wealth mirrors its significance as a sign of spiritual status in Indian Buddhist society, and that the substantial number of female spiritual guides in the narrative reflects the importance of royal women patrons of Indian Buddhism at the time. This book will appeal to higher-level undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars of religious studies, Buddhist studies, Asian studies, South Asian studies and Indology.
Categories: Philosophy

Healing Presence

Healing Presence

In the space of emptiness, the resonance of our newfound awareness will begin
to attract objects, people, and experiences into our world. This empty dynamic
state of readiness touches the Universal Field. Physicist Talbot notes (1986, p.

Author: JoEllen Goertz Koerner, RN, PhD, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826107558

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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Praise for the Previous Edition: "...represents an act of passion for the profession....The work's value comes from its integration of scientific, creative, and spiritual philosophies as a core context for the complex nurse-patient interaction involved in the promotion of a healing environment....Recommended." —Choice At the center of professional nursing lies the "authentic presence" of the nurse -- the intention and commitment that brings us to the profession, and unfolds as we develop as nurses. In this new edition, JoEllen Koerner explores the intersection of scientific, creative, and spiritual ways of knowing that inform and inspire this "healing presence" in caregiver and patient. Revised, updated, and refocused, the book integrates traditional nursing practice with cutting-edge alternative and integrative medicine. The author expands our' awareness of Allopathic and alternative ways of healing as rooted in Native Healing practices. The book also explores new models for transpersonal caring through the lens of philosophy, spirituality, and complexity science. It is a profoundly important resource for nurse educators, students, and practitioners. Key features: Presents the Nursing Triad model: nurse as scientist, artist, and healing presence Examines the bioenergetic body-the "five bodies" that comprise our being and infuse our becoming Discusses the physiology and philosophy behind healing presence Analyzes the healing process between nurse and patient, from embracing suffering to transcending polarities and enhancing capacity
Categories: Medical

From Phenomenology to Thought Errancy and Desire

From Phenomenology to Thought  Errancy  and Desire

Buddhist teachings consider the experience of emptiness as indispensable to all
learning. This experience aims at ... Emptiness was not a blank but a stretching
out of the spoken: the range and horizon of its resonance. Emptiness, in other ...

Author: B.E. Babich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401716246

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

View: 692

For both continental and analytic styles of philosophy, the thought of Martin Heidegger must be counted as one of the most important influences in contemporary philosophy. In this book, essays by internationally noted scholars, ranging from David B. Allison to Slavoj Zizek, honour the interpretive contributions of William J. Richardson's pathbreaking Heidegger: Through Phenomenology to Thought. The essays move from traditional phenomenology to the idea of essential (another) thinking, the questions of translation and existential expressions of the turn of Heidegger's thought, the intersection of politics and language, the philosophic significance of Jacques Lacan, and several essays on science and technology. All show the influence of Richardson's first study. A valuable emphasis appears in Richardson's interpretation of Heidegger's conception of die Irre, interpreted as Errancy, set in its current locus in a discussion of Heidegger's debacle with the political in his involvement with National Socialism.
Categories: Philosophy

Buddhist Phenomenology

Buddhist Phenomenology

... Husted ALTRUISM AND REALITY Paul Williams WOMEN IN THE FOOTSTEPS
OF THE BUDDHA Kathryn R. Blackstone THE RESONANCE OF EMPTINESS
Gay Watson IMAGING WISDOM Jacob N. Kinnard AMERICAN BUDDHISM
Edited ...

Author: Dan Lusthaus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317973423

Category: Philosophy

Page: 632

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A richly complex study of the Yogacara tradition of Buddhism, divided into five parts: the first on Buddhism and phenomenology, the second on the four basic models of Indian Buddhist thought, the third on karma, meditation and epistemology, the fourth on the Trimsika and its translations, and finally the fifth on the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun and Yogacara in China.
Categories: Philosophy

The Middle Way

The Middle Way

THE RESONANCE OF EMPTINESS , by Gay Watson , Curzon , 1998 , ISBN 0
7007 1057 4 , pp . 317 , £45 . 00 WESTERN AND BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY :
Clinical Perspectives , edited by Kwee and Holdstock , Eburon , Delft ,
Netherlands ...

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ISBN: UVA:X006166631

Category: Buddhism

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Categories: Buddhism

Absolution

Absolution

There were no shuffles or whispersof anybody elsein the building, justa
resonance of emptiness. Costello looked up into the highceilings and thedark
wooden beams. It wasa church and always wouldbe. Outside she could hearthe
noise of ...

Author: Caro Ramsay

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141918853

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Caro Ramsay's Absolution is the first in her much-loved Anderson and Costello series. The Crucifixion Killer is stalking Glasgow ... leaving victims' mutilated bodies in a Christ-like pose. DCI Alan McAlpine - a renowned and successful police officer - is drafted in to lead the hunt, supported by local officers DI Anderson and DS Costello. But the past holds horrific memories for McAlpine. He last worked this beat some twenty years earlier, when he was assigned to guard a woman - nameless and faceless after a sadistic acid attack - at a Glasgow hospital. An obsession was born at that hospital room that has never quite left McAlpine . . . and now it seems to be resurfacing. For a reason. As the chase to halt the gruesome murders intensifies, so Anderson and Costello find chilling cause for concern uncomfortably close to home . . . Reissued with a stunning new package, Caro Ramsay's Anderson & Costello thrillers have been widely recognised as one of the most significant new series in the genre in recent years and Ramsay's utterly unique investigators are ready to become the nation's favourite Scottish cop duo. Absolution is the amazing opening to this stunning series. Subsequent titles include Dark Water and Singing to the Dead. Fans of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid will love this series. Praise for Caro Ramsay: 'Brilliant in twisting the tension tauter with each page' Guardian 'Ramsay handles her characters with aplomb, the dialogue crackles and the search for the killer has surprising twists and turns' Observer 'Many shivers in store for readers, followed by a shattering climax' The Times Caro Ramsay was born in Glasgow and now lives in a village on the west coast of Scotland. Absolution is her first novel, which was shortlisted for the CWA's New Blood Dagger for best debut of the year. This success was followed by two further DI Anderson and DS Costello novels, Singing to the Dead and Dark Water. The fourth book in the same series, The Blood of Crows, is also released this summer.
Categories: Fiction

Daughters of Emptiness

Daughters of Emptiness

Moreover, they rely considerably on intertextual allusions and references both to
Buddhist texts and Chinese historical and literary texts, to lend their sometimes
rather bland (or bewilderingly opaque) surfaces a texture and resonance that is ...

Author: Beata Grant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861718221

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

View: 928

Women played major roles in the history of Buddhist China, but given the paucity of the remaining records, their voices have all but faded. In Daughters of Emptiness, Beata Grant renders a great service by recovering and translating the enchanting verse - by turns assertive, observant, devout - of forty-eight nuns from sixteen centuries of imperial China. This selection of poems, along with the brief biographical accounts that accompany them, affords readers a glimpse into the extraordinary diversity and sometimes startling richness of these women's lives. A sample poem for this stunning collection: The sequence of seasons naturally pushes forward, Suddenly I am startled by the ending of the year. Lifting my eyes I catch sight of the winter crows, Calling mournfully as if wanting to complain. The sunlight is cold rather than gentle, Spreading over the four corners like a cloud. A cold wind blows fitfully in from the north, Its sad whistling filling courtyards and houses. Head raised, I gaze in the direction of Spring, But Spring pays no attention to me at all. Time a galloping colt glimpsed through a crack, The tap [of Death] at the door has its predestined time. How should I not know, one who has left the world, And for whom floating clouds are already familiar? In the garden there grows a rosary-plum tree: Whose sworn friendship makes it possible to endure. - Chan Master Jingnuo
Categories: Poetry

The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology

The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology

WATson, G. The resonance of emptiness. Richmond, Surrey, UK: Curzon Press,
1998. ... John Welwood BOOKS NOTED BAssMAN, L. (Ed.). The whole mind: The
definitive guide to complementary treatments for mind, mood and emotion.

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ISBN: UOM:39015075728660

Category: Psychology

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Categories: Psychology

Resurgence

Resurgence

Maura Sills The Resonance of Emptiness : A Buddhist Inspiration for a
Contemporary Psychotherapy GAY WATSON Curzon Press , 1998 , £ 40.00 hb
points to Feeling as centrally important along with Ignorance . What we “ ignore ”
is our ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556030916670

Category: Conservation of natural resources

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Categories: Conservation of natural resources

Encyclopaedia medica v 4 1900

Encyclopaedia medica v  4  1900

When there is no absolute dulness to the right of the sternum , but only a
diminution in fulness or a certain “ emptiness ” of the resonance , as is indeed the
common condition in all but most grave cases of heart disease , it is more difficult
to fix ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:24503295845

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Encyclopaedia Medica

Encyclopaedia Medica

When there is no absolute dulness to the right of the sternum , but only a
diminution in fulness or a certain “ emptiness ” of the resonance , as is indeed the
common condition in all but most grave cases of heart disease , it is more difficult
to fix ...

Author: Chalmers Watson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015072191953

Category: Medicine

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Categories: Medicine