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Buddhist practice on Western ground : reconciling Eastern ideals and Western psychology

Author: Harvey B Aronson
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey B Aronson
ISBN: 1590300939 9781590300930
OCLC Number: 54029595
Description: xvii, 253 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Light and shadow --
Eastern ideals --
The joys and perils of individuality --
Mirrors and reflections --
Spirituality: local and express --
Psychotherapy in the context of ongoing Buddhist practice --
Ego, ego on the wall: what is ego after all? --
Anger: abandon it or express it? --
A middle path on anger --
Embodied love --
Attachment east and west --
Traditional approaches to nonattachment --
Making nonattachment real --
Presence and absence in life and practice --
Practice, performance, and finding our voices --
Life as pilgrimage.
Responsibility: Harvey B. 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."--Jacket.

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