Buddhist Thought and Applied Psychological Research: Transcending the Boundaries by D.k. NauriyalBuddhist Thought and Applied Psychological Research: Transcending the Boundaries by D.k. Nauriyal

Buddhist Thought and Applied Psychological Research: Transcending the Boundaries

EditorD.k. Nauriyal, Michael Drummond, Y.b. Lal

Hardcover | February 13, 2006

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Written by leading scholars and including a foreword by the Dalai Lama, this book explores the interface between Buddhist studies and the uses of Buddhist principles and practices in psychotherapy and consciousness studies. The contributors present a compelling collection of articles that illustrate the potential of Buddhist informed social sciences in contemporary society, including new insights into the nature of human consciousness.

The book examines the origins and expressions of Buddhist thought and how it is now being utilized by psychologists and social scientists, and also discusses the basic tenets of Buddhism and contemporary Buddhist-based empirical research in the psychological sciences. Further emphasis is placed on current trends in the areas of clinical and cognitive psychology, and on the Mahayana Buddhist understanding of consciousness with reference to certain developments in consciousness studies and physics.

A welcome addition to the current literature, the works in this remarkable volume ably demonstrate how Buddhist principles can be used to develop a deeper understanding of the human condition and behaviours that lead to a balanced and fulfilling life.

Title:Buddhist Thought and Applied Psychological Research: Transcending the BoundariesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.4 inPublished:February 13, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415374316

ISBN - 13:9780415374316


Table of Contents

ForewordHH the Dalai Lama  Preface Acknowledgements Part 1: An Understanding of Consciousness from Traditional Buddhist Philosophical Perspectives1.The First-person Perspective in Postmodern PsychologyJohn Pickering  2. The Spiritual Significance of Emptiness in Nagarjuna's MulamadhyamakakarikWilliam Ames  3. A Comparative Study of the ¿ya-vij¿ana as Seen from the Yogacara and Dzogchen Perspectives David F.Germano and William Waldron  4. Rangjung Dorje¿s Variegations of Mind: Ordinary Awareness and Pristine Awareness in Tibetan Buddhist LiteratureMichael R. Sheehy  5. Nirv¿ and Neuroscience: The Self-Liberating BrainGuy Claxton  6. Vacuum States of Consciousness: A Tibetan Buddhist ViewB. Alan Wallace7. The Co-Emergence of the Knower and the Known: A Comparison between Madhyamaka and Kant's EpistemologyMichel Bitbol  8. The Bodhisattva¿s Brain: Neuroscience and HappinessOwen Flanagan, Jr  9. The Co-arising of Self and Object, World, and Society: Buddhist and Scientific ApproachesWilliam S. Waldron  10. Tibetan Buddhism and Jungian PsychologyVictor Mansfield Part 2: Mental Afflictions: Their Arising and Deconstruction 11. Mindfulness in the P¿ Nik¿sAnalayo12. The Transformative Impact of Non-SelfAndrew Olendzki  13. Tsong-kha-pa¿s Gradual Path System for Ending Mental Afflictions and his Methods for Countering AngerJames Apple14. Western Science Meets Eastern Wisdom to Experience Bodily FeelingsMichael S. Drummond  15. Zen Koan and Mental Health: The Art of Not Deceiving YourselfMu Soeng  16. Buddhism in the West: The Primacy of Meditation PracticeChristopher D. Tori  17. Destructive EmotionsDaniel Goleman18. Finding the Middle Way: A Multi-Domain Model of Meditation in the Treatment of Compulsive EatingJean Kristeller and James W. Jones19. Mindfulness Meditation in the Prevention and Treatment of Addictive BehaviorsG. Alan Marlatt, Sarah Bowen, George A. Parks, Anil Coumar20. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for DepressionJohn D. Teasdale21. The Psychological Processes Underlying Mindfulness: Exploring the Link Between Buddhism and Modern Contextual Behavioral PsychologySteven C. Hayes, Chad Shenk, Akihiko Masuda, Kara Bunting22. Buddhist Practice and Emotional Intelligence: Finding the ConvergenceJoseph Ciarrochi23. Mindfulness and Enactment in PsychoanalysisJeremy D. Safran24. Contribution of Modern Psychological Methods to the Attainment of Buddhist GoalsMarvin LevineEpilogue:Where We Are and Where We Are Likely to GoChristopher D. Tori and D. K. Nauriyal