By Polly Young-Eisendrath, Shoji Muramoto
Buddhism first got here to the West many centuries in the past during the Greeks, who additionally stimulated a number of the tradition and practices of Indian Buddhism. As Buddhism has unfold past India, it has consistently been plagued by the indigenous traditions of its new houses. whilst Buddhism seemed in the United States and Europe within the Fifties and Sixties, it encountered modern psychology and psychotherapy, instead of non secular traditions. because the Nineties, many efforts were made via Westerners to research and combine the similarities and ameliorations among Buddhism and it healing ancestors, relatively Jungian psychology.
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Awakening and Insight: Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy by Polly Young-Eisendrath, Shoji Muramoto