Buddhist Practice on Western Ground: Reconciling Eastern Ideals and Western Psychology (Paperback)
Reconciling Eastern Ideals and Western Psychology
Shambhala, 9781590300930, 253pp.
Publication Date: August 10, 2004
- 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.
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Praise For Buddhist Practice on Western Ground: Reconciling Eastern Ideals and Western Psychology…
"An amazingly helpful book . . . Aronson realizes the value of psychotherapy, Theravada, and Tibetan Buddhism, and weaves them together so that, even outside their respective cultural contexts, their advantages are experienced and their pitfalls avoided."—Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D., author of Maps of the Profound and Cultivating Compassion
"As a psychotherapist and Buddhist scholar and teacher, Harvey B. Aronson has a lot of wisdom to share that will help Western Dharma practitioners to establish a healthy, clear foundation for achieving liberation. Aronson raises important questions and provides helpful insights about complications that can occur when Eastern and Western cultures come together. I have been waiting a long time for this book."—Geshe Rinpoche, author of Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep