Zen beyond Mindfulness : Using Buddhist and Modern Psychology for Transformational Practice

Zen beyond Mindfulness : Using Buddhist and Modern Psychology for Transformational Practice

Description

An effective new approach to Buddhist practice that combines the rigor of traditional meditation and study with the psychological support necessary for practice in modern life. Zen teacher Jules Shuzen Harris argues that contemporary American Buddhists face two primary challenges: (1) "spiritual bypassing," which means avoiding or repressing psychological problems in favor of "pretend Enlightenment," and (2) settling for secularized forms of Buddhism or mindfulness that have lost touch with the deeper philosophical and ethical underpinnings of the religion. Drawing on his decades of experience as a Zen practitioner, teacher, and psychotherapist, Harris writes that both of these challenges can be met through the combination of a committed meditation practice, a deep study of Buddhist psychological models, and tools from a psychotherapeutic method known as "Mind-Body Bridging." Using this unique approach, students can do the real work of awakening without either denying their embodied emotional life or missing out on the rich array of insights offered by Buddhist psychology and the Zen practice tradition.


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Details

Author(s)
Jules Shuzen Harris, Pat Enkyo O'hara
Format
Paperback | 176 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
Publication date
26 Mar 2019
Publisher
Shambhala Publications Inc
Publication City/Country
Boston, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1611806623
ISBN13
9781611806625
Bestsellers rank
41,415