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Awakening and Insight, Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy
By: Young-Eisendrath and Shoji Muramoto (Editors)

Awakening and Insight: Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy, Polly Young Eisendrath and Shoji Muramoto

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Author: Young-Eisendrath and Shoji Muramoto, ed.
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780415217941
Publication Date: 2003

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Product Code: 3892

Buddhism first came to the West many centuries ago through the Greeks, who also influenced some of the culture and practices of Indian Buddhism. As Buddhism has spread beyond India it has always been affected by the indigenous traditions of its new homes. When Buddhism appeared in America and Europe in the 1950s and 1960s it encountered contemporary psychology and psychotherapy, rather than religious traditions. Since the 1990s many efforts have been made by Westerners to analyse and integrate the similarities and differences between Buddhism and its therapeutic ancestors, particularly Jungian psychology.
Taking Japanese Zen Buddhism as its starting point, this volume is a collection of critiques, commentaries, and histories about a particular meeting of Buddhism and psychology. It is based on the Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy conference that took place in Kyoto, Japan, in 1999, expanded by additional papers, 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 Shin'ichi Hisamatsu and Carl Jung, which took place in 1958.
Awakening and Insight expresses a meeting of minds, Japanese and Western in a way that opens new questions, about and sheds new light on, our subjective lives.

Awakening and Insight : Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy, Polly Young Eisendrath and Shoji Muramoto, Routledge Curzon, Paperback, 275 pp $31.95

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