Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures - Table of Contents

Essays on Theories and Practices


384 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9780861715077

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Part I: Promises and Pitfalls: Dialogue at the Crossroads

1. Promises and Perils of the Spiritual Path (Jack Engler)
2. Individuation and Awakening: Romantic Narrative and the Psychological Interpretation of Buddhism (Richard K. Payne)
3. Cross-Cultural Dialogue and the Resonance of Narrative Strands (Jeremy D. Safran)
4. Buddhist Practice in Relation to Self-Representation: A Cross-Cultural Dialogue (Harvey Aronson)
5. On Selves and Selfless Discourse (William S. Waldron)
6. Transcendence and Immanence: Buddhism and Psychotherapy in Japan (Tarutani Shigehiro)

Part II: Creative Possibilities: Psychotherapy and Buddhism in Mutual Encounter

7. Psychotherapy and Buddhism: Attending to Sand (Okada Yasunobu)
8. The Borderline Between Buddhism and Psychotherapy (Mark Unno)
9. Naikan Therapy and Shin Buddhism (Taitetsu Unno)
10. Psychology, the Sacred, and Energetic Sensing (Anne Carolyn Klein)

Part III: Death and Dying in Pure Land Buddhism

11. Shandao’s Verses on Guiding Others and Healing the Heart (Julie Hanada-Lee)
12. Shin Buddhist Ministry: Working with Issues of Death and Dying (Seigen H. Yamaoka)
13. A Buddhist Perspective on Death and Compassion: End-of-Life Care in Japanese Pure Land Buddhism (Nabeshima Naoki)


I. Illusions of the Self in Buddhism and Winnicott (Franz Aubrey Metcalf)
II. Shinran’s Thought Regarding Birth in the Pure Land (Naitō Chikō)
III. Key Terms: Shin Buddhism (Mark Unno)

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