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By Polly Young-Eisendrath,Shoji Muramoto

Buddhism first got here to the West many centuries in the past in the course of the Greeks, who additionally stimulated many of the tradition and practices of Indian Buddhism. As Buddhism has unfold past India, it has constantly been laid low with the indigenous traditions of its new houses. whilst Buddhism seemed in the US and Europe within the Fifties and Sixties, it encountered modern psychology and psychotherapy, instead of non secular traditions. because the Nineteen Nineties, many efforts were made by means of Westerners to research and combine the similarities and adjustments among Buddhism and it healing ancestors, relatively Jungian psychology.

Taking eastern Zen-Buddhism as its start line, this quantity is a suite of evaluations, commentaries, and histories a couple of specific assembly of Buddhism and psychology. it truly is in keeping with the Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy convention that happened in Kyoto, Japan, in 1999, increased through extra papers, and includes:

  • new views on Buddhism and psychology, East and West

  • cautions and insights approximately power confusions

  • traditional rules in a brand new light.

It additionally incorporates 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 manner that opens new questions on and sheds new mild on our subjective lives. will probably be of significant curiosity to scholars, students and practitioners of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and analytical psychology, in addition to a person fascinated with Zen Buddhism.

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