If you have been practicing Buddhism for a while, why do you still have
problems? And how do you balance the (apparently) sometimes different needs of
spiritual and psychological perspectives? This wonderful book fills a hitherto
unmet need among Buddhists.
Psychotherapist and meditation teacher Rob
Preece draws on his eighteen years as a psychotherapist and many years as a
meditation teacher to explore and map the psychological influences on our
struggle to awaken. Acceptance of imperfection, for both psychological and
spiritual health, is key.
Love and compassion grow out of an
understanding of our fallibility, not from ideals of perfection, and wisdom does
not always come as a flash of inspiration, but from the slow--often
painful--working of experience. The Wisdom of Imperfection
journey of individuation in Buddhist life, looking at the psychological process
beneath the traditional path of the Bodhisattva.
Wisdom of Imperfection: The Challenge of Individuation in Buddhist Life, Rob Preece, Snow Lion Publications, 336 Pages, $16.95