Buddhist Practice On Western Ground: Reconciling Eastern Ideals And Western Psychology

August 10, 2004|
Buddhist Practice On Western Ground: Reconciling Eastern Ideals And Western Psychology by Harvey Aronson
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This is the first book to offer Buddhist meditators a comprehensive and sympathetic examination of the differences between Asian and Western cultural and spiritual values. Harvey B. Aronson presents a constructive and practical assessment of common conflicts experienced by Westerners who look to Eastern spiritual traditions for guidance and support—and find themselves confused or disappointed. Issues addressed include:

   •  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
Title:Buddhist Practice On Western Ground: Reconciling Eastern Ideals And Western PsychologyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 8.9 X 6 X 0.57 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.9 X 6 X 0.57 inPublished:August 10, 2004Publisher:ShambhalaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590300939

ISBN - 13:9781590300930

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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