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By Polly Young-Eisendrath,Shoji Muramoto

Buddhism first got here to the West many centuries in the past throughout the Greeks, who additionally stimulated many of the tradition and practices of Indian Buddhism. As Buddhism has unfold past India, it has constantly been tormented by the indigenous traditions of its new houses. whilst Buddhism seemed in the United States and Europe within the Fifties and Sixties, it encountered modern psychology and psychotherapy, instead of non secular traditions. because the Nineties, many efforts were made by way of Westerners to research and combine the similarities and changes among Buddhism and it healing ancestors, really Jungian psychology.


Taking jap Zen-Buddhism as its start line, this quantity is a suite of opinions, commentaries, and histories a few specific assembly of Buddhism and psychology. it's in line with the Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy convention that happened in Kyoto, Japan, in 1999, accelerated 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 includes 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, eastern and Western, in a fashion that opens new questions about and sheds new mild on our subjective lives. it will likely be of serious curiosity to scholars, students and practitioners of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and analytical psychology, in addition to someone curious about Zen Buddhism.

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