By Polly Young-Eisendrath,Shoji Muramoto

Buddhism first got here to the West many centuries in the past throughout the Greeks, who additionally motivated a number 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 Nineteen Sixties, it encountered modern psychology and psychotherapy, instead of spiritual traditions. because the Nineties, many efforts were made through Westerners to investigate and combine the similarities and variations among Buddhism and it healing ancestors, relatively Jungian psychology.


Taking eastern Zen-Buddhism as its start line, this quantity is a set of evaluations, commentaries, and histories a few specific assembly of Buddhism and psychology. it truly is in response to the Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy convention that happened in Kyoto, Japan, in 1999, accelerated by way of extra papers, and includes:



  • new views on Buddhism and psychology, East and West

  • cautions and insights approximately strength 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, eastern and Western, in a fashion that opens new questions about and sheds new mild on our subjective lives. it is going to be of serious curiosity to scholars, students and practitioners of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and analytical psychology, in addition to someone fascinated about Zen Buddhism.

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