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Title Psychology and Buddhism : from individual to global community / edited by Kathleen H. Dockett, G. Rita Dudley-Grant, C. Peter Bankart
Published New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 308 pages)
Series International and cultural psychology series
International and cultural psychology series.
Contents I. Foundations. 1. On the path of the Buddha : a psychologists' guide to the history of Buddhism / C. Peter Bankart, Kathleen H. Dockett, and G. Rita Dudley-Grant -- 2. Five manifestations of the Buddha in the West : a brief history / C. Peter Bankart -- 3. Value and meaning in Gestalt psychology and Mahayana Buddhism / Edward S. Ragsdale -- II. Healing and psychotherapy : alternatives in psychotherapy. 4. Buddhism, psychology, and addiction theory in psychotherapy / G. Rita Dudley-Grant -- 5. Suffering from biobabble : searching for a science of subjectivity / Polly Young-Eisendrath -- 6. Role of responsibility in daseinanalysis and Buddhism / Belinda Siew Luan Khong -- 7. Classical Buddhist model of a healthy mind / Richard P. Hayes -- III. Empowerment, responsibility, and the challenges of change. 8. Buddhist empowerment : individual, organizational, and societal transformation / Kathleen H. Dockett -- 9. The role of religion and spirituality in community building / Leonard A. Jason and John Moritsugu -- 10. Transcending self and other : Mahayana principles of integration / Kathleen H. Dockett and Doris North-Schulte -- 11. Environmental problems and Buddhist ethics : from the perspective of the consciousness-only doctrine / Shuichi Yamamoto -- 12. Buddhist social principles / David W. Chappell -- IV. Future directions : global impact. 13. On the path to peace and wholeness : conclusion to Psychology and Buddhism / G. Rita Dudley-Grant, C. Peter Bankart, and Kathleen H. Dockett
Summary Psychology and Buddhism are each concerned with understanding and transforming human behavior. Moreover, both traditions have relevance that extends beyond the individual to the community and global level. Indeed some Buddhist traditions, such as the Nichiren sect, have devoted their entire mission to the establishment of peace worldwide. This book advances a serious consideration of how the goals and practices of psychology can be informed and enriched by Buddhist traditions that transcend the individual to consider the interconnectedness of all things, and the responsibility we have towards the other. Individualistic and psychotherapeutic applications of Buddhism in psychology are examined, followed by a bold step into the community arena, with consideration given to the intersection between community psychology and Buddhist approaches to empowerment, social change, and prevention. The emerging perspective of individuals and communities, empowered and ready to engage the millennium, ultimately has global implications for the future of humankind. Psychology and Buddhism envisions how future integration and collaboration between psychology and Buddhism have the potential to transform the way human beings understand and interact with one another on a global scale
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Buddhism -- Psychology.
Healing -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Psychotherapy -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Form Electronic book
Author Bankart, C. Peter, 1946-
Dockett, Kathleen H., 1942-
Dudley-Grant, G. Rita, 1951-
ISBN 0306479370 (electronic bk.)
9780306479373 (electronic bk.)