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  Authority of Experience: Essays on Buddhism and Psychology
By: Pickering




 
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Author: Pickering
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0700704558

Product Code: 12153
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Over the past few decades, Buddhism has deepened its presence in the West. Therapists, scholars and scientists have now had extended contact with authentic teachings. As a result, Buddhist teachings and practices are becoming integrated with those of Western psychology in a more productive way. At the same time, developments within and around science have open up the Western world view. The decline of mechanism and positivism offers new opportunities to bring together Western and Buddhist views of the mind and its relationship to its surroundings. The purpose of this collection of essays is to present some contemporary views on this progressive integration.
Buddhist traditions can sometimes appear inaccessible and too firmly fixed to a cultural framework, leading some people to feel alienated or undervalued. However, responding to this by attempting to systhesis Buddhism an contemporary Western culture can raise doubts about authenticity and dilution.
Issues like these form the focus of this collection of essays which come from psychologists, scholars and others who in their work and lives seek to bring Buddhism into a realistic and informed relationship with contemporary Western thought.

Authority of Experience, John Pickering, editor, RoutledgeCurzon, Paperback, 250 pp., $34.95

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