By Polly Young-Eisendrath
Buddhism first got here to the West many centuries in the past throughout the Greeks, who additionally encouraged a number of the tradition and practices of Indian Buddhism. As Buddhism has unfold past India, it has constantly been stricken by the indigenous traditions of its new houses. while Buddhism seemed in the United States and Europe within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties, it encountered modern psychology and psychotherapy, instead of spiritual traditions. because the Nineteen Nineties, many efforts were made through Westerners to investigate and combine the similarities and alterations among Buddhism and it healing ancestors, fairly Jungian psychology.
Taking eastern Zen-Buddhism as its start line, this quantity is a suite of reviews, 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, improved by way of 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, jap and Western, in a manner that opens new questions about and sheds new gentle 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 a person all for Zen Buddhism.
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Alcopley, L. (ed. ) (1963) hearing Heidegger and Hisamatsu, Kyoto: Bokubi Press. (Contains jap, German, and English types of the Heidegger-Hisamatsu colloquy. ) Burtt, E. A. (ed. ) (1955) the lessons of the Compassionate Buddha, long island: New American Library. DeMartino, R. (1970) ‘The Human state of affairs and Zen Buddhism’, in Erich Fromm, D. T. Suzuki and Richard DeMartino, Zen Buddhism and Psychoanalysis, big apple: Harper & Row. (Predates the Jung-Hisamatsu dialogue via 9 months, having been provided at a convention in Cuernavaca, Mexico, in August of 1957. ) Hisamatsu, S. (1998) ‘True sitting: a dialogue with Hisamatsu Shin’ichi’, The japanese Buddhist 31 (1):72–84. Hisamatsu, S. (1999) ‘Talks at the Vimalakirti Sutra’, components five and six, FAS Society magazine: 15–27. Hisamatsu, S. and Keiji Nishitani, et al. (1963) ‘On the peace of mind’, Psychologia 6: 117– 24. (Translation of a dialogue in jap on Hisamatsu’s dialogue with Jung. ) Horner, I. B. (trans. ) (1971) The e-book of the self-discipline, Sacred Books of the Buddhists, four, London: Luzac & corporation. Kalupahana, D. (1992) A heritage of Buddhist Philosophy: Continuities and Discontinuities, Honolulu: college of Hawaii Press. Meckel, D. J. and R. L. Moore (eds) (1992) Self and Liberation: The Jung/Buddhism discussion, long island and Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press. (Includes commentaries at the Jung-Hisamatsu dialog through Jung and Hisamatsu. ) Miura, I. and R. F. Sasaki (1966) Zen airborne dirt and dust: The heritage of the Koan and Koan research in Rinzai (Lin-chi) Zen, big apple: Harcourt, Brace & international. Muramoto, S. (1998) ‘The Jung-Hisamatsu Conversation’, in Anthony Molino (ed. ), The sofa and the Tree: Dialogues in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism, manhattan: North aspect Press. (Includes an creation detailing the publishing background of the dialog and a lately revised translation. ) Sasaki, R. F. (trans. ) (1975) The checklist of Lin-chi [Rinzai], Kyoto: Institute for Zen experiences at Hanazono college. Stunkard, A. (1998) ‘A friendship’, FAS Society magazine: 2–4. Tillich, P. and S. Hisamatsu (1971–73) ‘Dialogues East and West: conversations among Dr Paul Tillich and Dr Hisamatsu Shin’ichi’, in 3 elements, japanese Buddhist four (2): 89–107;5 (2):107–28; 6 (2):87–114. (Includes large observation by means of DeMartino, pupil of Hisamatsu and Tillich and one of many interpreters for the conversations . ) Watson, Burton (trans. ) (1968) the full Works of Chuang Tzu, long island and London: Columbia college Press. three JUNG, CHRISTIANITY, AND BUDDHISM James W. Heisig in the course of the earlier new release of Christianity’s stumble upon with Buddhism, the position performed through Jungian psychology has been ancillary at top. actual, Jung’s rules are stated with a definite regularity, yet for a few cause the systematic physique of proposal he left at the back of has no longer attracted Christians or Buddhists as a standard discussion board for mutual feedback and enrichment. during this essay i want to attract awareness to what I see as an pointless closure in Jung’s inspiration of the psyche and to signify how its beginning may nudge Christianity and Buddhism into nearer touch with one another and with the shifts that experience taken position within the basic spirituality of our age.