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Psychology and Buddhism From Individual to Global Community (International and Cultural Psychology) by

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Published by Springer .
Written in English


  • Clinical psychology,
  • Buddhism,
  • Spiritual Healing,
  • Religion,
  • Psychology,
  • Buddhism - General,
  • General,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Clinical Psychology,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / General,
  • Religion : Buddhism - General,
  • Healing - General,
  • Healing,
  • Psychotherapy,
  • Religious aspects

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Edition Notes

ContributionsKathleen H. Dockett (Editor), G. Rita Dudley-Grant (Editor), C. Peter Bankart (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9701128M
ISBN 100306474123
ISBN 109780306474125

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The book bases Buddhist psychology on a sophisticated and thoroughgoing empiricism. Jamesean psychological concepts are used in order to clarify the Buddhist ideas. The first part of the book outlines the principles of psychology that can be traced to the Buddha. Buddhism includes an analysis of human psychology, emotion, cognition, behavior and motivation along with therapeutic practices. A unique feature of Buddhist psychology is that it is embedded within the greater Buddhist ethical and philosophical system, and its psychological terminology is colored by ethical overtones. Buddhist psychology has two therapeutic goals: the healthy and virtuous. Card 1 of Is Buddhism a form of psychology or psychotherapy? The Buddha lived and taught 2, years before the field of psychology was established, but the teachings he left behind include wide-ranging and profound analyses of human behavior that overlap in many ways with the findings of contemporary psychology. The book, Savor, is easy to read, pragmatic, and incredibly insightful. If you’re interested in psychology or the brain, Rick Hanson’s The Buddha’s Brain will surely interest you. Rick Hanson has a Ph.D. in psychology, and in this book discusses the neuroscience behind meditation, mindfulness, and compassion practices.

  So What Is Buddhism To A Psychologist? (from Wallace et al, ) The Buddhist tradition goes back years, and has always been focused on the meaning of our lives, the causes of suffering, and what we can do about suffering. Thus, it is compatible with psychology in a broad sense. Wallace et al () offer several insights of Buddhism. At the peak of his career, former CEO and Editor-in-chief of Esquire magazine, Phillip Moffitt, traded in his worldly aspirations to explore the inner life. He subsequently founded the Life Balance Institute and now teaches vipassana meditation with an emphasis on living the dharma in daily life. Phillip is a co-guiding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the author of Emotional Chaos. ‘Delusion’ from the Buddhist perspective is a bit different than how it’s used in clinical psychology – where it’s described in more severe terms (e.g., a man believing he’s pregnant; a person believing they have powers like a comic book superhero). In Buddhist Psychology, delusion refers to things like: confusion about and. Psychology and Buddhism are each concerned with understanding and transforming human behavior. Moreover, both traditions have relevance that extends beyond the individual to the community and global level. Indeed some Buddhist traditions, such as the Nichiren sect, have devoted their entire mission.

The author says that the contents of this book originally consisted of a series of radio talks, which is now compiled in book form. It is written for three classes of readers, viz.: (i) those with no knowledge of Buddhism; (ii) those who have some knowledge of it; and (iii) those who have knowledge of modern philosophy and psychology. Where Buddhism teaches the cause of suffering as not clearly seeing the world for what it is. As a result, through meditation and enlightenment, one can become better and live more happily. This book interprets the Buddhist doctrine using evolutionary psychology and neuroscience. I've been practicing Buddhism for 17 years and have never found a more helpful book or course. Just his weekly resources, links, reference books, lectures alone are fantastic not to mention understanding the human brain from a evolutionary psychology point of view and understanding how Buddhist meditation can help improve our natural selection. BUDDHISM AND WESTERN PSYCHOLOGY. Assessment of Buddhism in terms of modern western psychology started when British Indologist Rhys Davids translated Abhidhamma Pitaka from Pali and Sanskrit texts in She published the book entitled it, “Buddhist Manual of Psychological Ethics”.[] In , she wrote another book “Buddhist psychology: An inquiry into the analysis and theory of mind”.[].