Buddhist Thought and Applied Psychological Research: by D. K. Nauriyal, Michael Drummond, Y. B. Lal

By D. K. Nauriyal, Michael Drummond, Y. B. Lal

Written through prime students and together with a foreword by means of the Dalai Lama, this ebook explores the interface among Buddhist experiences and the makes use of of Buddhist ideas and practices in psychotherapy and recognition reviews. The members current a compelling selection of articles that illustrate the potential for Buddhist expert social sciences in modern society, together with new insights into the character of human cognizance. The ebook examines the origins and expressions of Buddhist suggestion and the way it's now being used by psychologists and social scientists, and likewise discusses the elemental tenets of Buddhism and modern Buddhist-based empirical study within the mental sciences. additional emphasis is put on present traits within the parts of medical and cognitive psychology, and at the Mahayana Buddhist figuring out of cognizance with regards to convinced advancements in realization reports and physics. A great addition to the present literature, the works during this amazing quantity ably exhibit how Buddhist rules can be utilized to enhance a deeper realizing of the human situation and behaviours that bring about a balanced and pleasant lifestyles.

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Xxxi PREFACE Coming after these five chapters, all of which employ mindfulness principles and practices, is Jeremy Safran’s elucidation (Chapter 23) of how the therapist’s own mindfulness meditation practice is critical in monitoring her or his therapeutic relation with the client. Termed ‘metacommunication’, Safran points out how the psychoanalyst can use mindfulness in her or his clinical practice. Clearly it would be equally useful to therapists working within any therapeutic approach. Chapter 24 by Levine, which is the final one of the section, then gently guides the reader to reflect on the earlier contributions of psychotherapeutic methods.

Several of the researchers represented in this volume, including Marlatt and Kristeller, found that their personal experiences with meditation or mindfulness-type practice provided a path to personal development that was not fully understandable within existing principles in cognitive and behavioural psychology, yet could be understood by integrating Buddhist perspectives into theories of conditioning and cognitive science. While drawing to a limited degree on textual Buddhism through formal and informal study, they primarily have worked with mindfulness theory and practice from their own backgrounds in cognitive-behavioural theory, recognizing that mindfulness approaches contribute an approach that extends and complements cognitivebehavioural theory and therapies.

G. Ramakrishna Rao 2002). Cycles of contingency are the underlying field of being from which organic action, human cognition, and culture emerge. Treatments of causality are moving from the linear to the circular (Rosch 1994). These conceptual developments, together with the methodological broadening of postmodern psychology, all enrich contact between science and Buddhism and point towards an era of closer interaction (Waldron 2000). Buddhism and psychological science Questions arise here that go beyond merely the methodology of investigating the mind to the purpose in doing any investigation at all.

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