Buddhist Practice on Western Ground
Reconciling Eastern Ideals and Western Psychology
By Harvey Aronson
(Shambhala, Paperback, 9781590300930, 253pp.)
Publication Date: August 10, 2004
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- Our cultural belief that anger should not be suppressed versus the Buddhist teaching to counter anger and hatred
- Our psychotherapists' advice that attachment is the basis for healthy personal development and supportive relationships versus the Buddhist condemnation of attachments as the source of suffering
- Our culture's emphasis on individuality versus the Asian emphasis on interdependence and fulfillment of duties, and the Buddhist teachings on no-self, or egolessness.