By Polly Young-Eisendrath
Buddhism first got here to the West many centuries in the past in the course of the Greeks, who additionally encouraged the various tradition and practices of Indian Buddhism. As Buddhism has unfold past India, it has continuously been plagued by the indigenous traditions of its new houses. while Buddhism seemed in the United States and Europe within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties, it encountered modern psychology and psychotherapy, instead of spiritual traditions. because the Nineteen Nineties, many efforts were made through Westerners to investigate and combine the similarities and transformations among Buddhism and it healing ancestors, quite Jungian psychology.
Taking eastern Zen-Buddhism as its start line, this quantity is a set of reviews, commentaries, and histories a few specific assembly of Buddhism and psychology. it's in line with the Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy convention that came about in Kyoto, Japan, in 1999, extended by means of extra papers, and includes:
- new views on Buddhism and psychology, East and West
- cautions and insights approximately strength confusions
- traditional principles in a brand new light.
It additionally encompasses a new translation of the dialog among Schin'ichi Hisamatsu and Carl Jung which happened in 1958.
Awakening and Insight expresses a gathering of minds, jap and Western, in a fashion that opens new questions on and sheds new gentle on our subjective lives. will probably be of serious curiosity to scholars, students and practitioners of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and analytical psychology, in addition to an individual enthusiastic about Zen Buddhism.