A CALL TO COMPASSION: Bringing Buddhist Practices of the Heart into the Soul of Psychology by Aura Glaser, fore. by Robert Thurman
Aura Glaser wrote this book to address an area that is virtually neglected in the field of psychology-the value and importance of compassion. Other books exploring Buddhism and psychology have focused on what the Theravada school of Buddhism, which teaches personal liberation, can offer psychology. A Call to Compassion works with Mahayana Buddhism, where practitioners commit to the liberation of all sentient beings, and compassion is central to attaining that goal.
ENCOUNTERING BUDDHISM: Western Psychology and Buddhist Teachings by Seth Robert Segall
Creatively exploring the points of confluence and conflict between Western psychology and Buddhist teachings, various scholars, researchers, and therapists struggle to integrate their diverse psychological orientations -- psychoanalytic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, transpersonal -- with their diverse Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist practices. By investigating the degree to which Buddhist insights are compatible with Western science and culture, they then consider what each philosophical/psychological system has to offer the other. The contributors reveal how Buddhism has changed the way they practice psychotherapy, choose their research topics, and conduct their personal lives.
AWAKE AT WORK: 35 Practical Buddhist Principles for Discovering Clarity and Balance in the Midst of Work's Chaos by Michael Carroll
The subtitle says it all. Entertainingly written, sane advice on making your job work for you, written by a long-time meditation teacher, student of Trungpa, and Wall Street corporate director. With chapters titles such as Power is Unnerving, and Idiot Compassion, this book is helpful, fresh, and direct.
WHAT WOULD BUDDHA DO AT WORK? 101 Answers to Workplace Dilemmas by Franz Metcalf, Barbara BJ Ha
With the economy booming, people are experiencing extraordinary material benefits yet still hunger for deeper meaning in their work lives. What Would Buddha Do at Work? uses the gentle teachings of Buddha to help readers discover that meaning. What Would Buddha Do at Work? presents 101 situations or issues that people struggle with daily, ranging from coping with difficult bosses, serving customers, and working as a team, to being creative, solving problems, and offering leadership. In response to these dilemmas, the authors pass along Buddhist wisdom that will inspire and guide readers to "enlightened" answers to their problems answers that are spiritual as well as practical and realistic.
PSYCHOLOGY OF AWAKENING by Gay Watson, Stephen Batchelor, Guy Claxton
The Buddhist view of the mind- how it works, how it goes wrong, how to put it right- is being increasingly recognized as both profound and highly practical by scientists, counselors, and other professionals. In the "Psychology of Awakening," editors Gay Watson, Stephen Batchelor, and Guy Claxton have compiled a wide-ranging and penetrating selection of articles on the relevance and application of Buddhist philosophy and practice in the modern Western world. Divided into four parts, the book explores the contemporary mind and philosophical issues in Buddhism; the scientific perspective of the Buddhist concept of body, mind, and spiritual development; Buddhism and psychotherapy; and practical applications of Buddhism in contemporary life.
An illuminating look at anger and how to work with it, by best-selling author Thurman, one of the leading authorities on Buddhism. He ranges from individual anger to global crises, and offers a time-tested path of calm understanding in this time of terrorism.
Anger plagues all of us on a personal, national, and international level. Yet, we see people, such as the Dalai Lama, who have faced circumstances far worse than many of us have faced - including exile, persecution, and the loss of many loved ones - but who do not burn with rage or seek revenge. How do they do it?
Working with Anger presents a variety of Buddhist methods for subduing and preventing anger, not by changing what is happening, but by framing it differently. No matter what our religion, learning to work with our anger is effective for everyone seeking personal happiness as well as world peace.
DESTRUCTIVE EMOTIONS: How Can We Overcome Them? A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama by Daniel Goleman
An Extraordinary Collaboration Between Scholars and Western Psychologists, Neuroscientists, and Philosophers
Buddhist philosophy tells us that all personal happiness and interpersonal conflict lie in the "three poisons": craving, anger, and delusion. It also provides antidotes of astonishing psychological sophistication -- which are now being confirmed by modern neuroscience. With new high-tech devices, scientists can peer inside the brain centers that calm the inner storms of rage and fear. They also can demonstrate that awareness-training strategies such as meditation strengthen emotional stability and greatly enhance our positive moods.
FEELING BUDDHA, A Buddhist Psychology of Character, Adversity and Passion by David Brazier
This engaging introduction to Buddhism explains the Buddha's earliest teachings, and is a practical guide for how to live fully in today's stressful world. The Feeling Buddha is a lucid account of how the Buddha's path of wisdom and loving kindness grew out of the challenges he encountered in life.
GOING ON BEING: Buddhism and the Way of Change by Mark Epstein
Going on Being is Epstein's memoir of his early years as a student of Buddhism and of how Buddhism shaped his approach to therapy, as well as a practical guide to how a Buddhist understanding of psychological problems makes change for the better possible. Going on Being is an intimate chronicle of the evolution of spirit and psyche, and a highly inviting guide for anyone seeking a new path and a new outlook on life.