Websites About Buddhist Psychology

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Links to Buddhist Psychology

As Zen Replaces the Id - Psychology and Zen Buddhism

Bodhiology - Teaches and promotes Buddhist psychology and psychotherapy.

Buddhist Meditation and Depth Psychology - Scientific, spiritual and social exploration on meditation and its impact on Westerners.

Buddhist Psychology - Essay on the history of Buddhist Psychology.

Buddhist psychology: A review of theory and practice - This survey is confined to the texts of Theravada Buddhism.

Ego-Bypass for Managing Stage Fright - A manual that draws on the Buddhist principle of no-self and on techniques of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in its approach to overcoming stage fright.

Investigating the Mind - Exchanges between Buddhism and Western Science on how the mind works.

Meditation and Personal Construct Psychology - This essay provides a useful introduction to both Buddhist thinking in relation to brain and behavior, and to a branch of western psychology.

Mind Is - What is mind? Explorations in cognitive science, psychology, Buddhism, mysticism, literature, art, psychotherapy, language, psychiatry and philosophy.

Psychological State Changes in Meditation - Psychological analysis of changes in mental state as a result of different forms of meditation.

Purify Our Mind - Learn how to benefit our daily life.

Spiritual Self-Schema Development Program - A step-by-step psychotherapy program developed at Yale University that integrates Buddhist and cognitive psychologies to help individuals abandon maladaptive self-schemas and to develop instead a new Spiritual self-schema.

ToDo Institute - Alternative methods of mental health such as Morita Therapy and Naikan from Japan. These methods are rooted in Eastern philosophy and applied to life in contemporary Western society.

Towards a Buddhist Psychotherapy - An effort at showing the relevance of Buddhism to western psychotherapy, especially existential therapy.

Was the Buddha the First Humanist? - The Buddha's concept of Abidhamma appears as a supremely naturalistic and psychological one. It refers to the representation within the human mind of the external order of things and events. It is the logical system for organizing and interpreting experience that is constructed by human mental capacities during the process of experiencing external phenomena: the instrument that regulates the mind.

Why Meditation isn't Psychotherapy - Essay by Patrick Kearney regarding the confusion between Buddhist meditation and modern psychotherapy.

Working with Delusional Emotions - Tibetan approaches to dealing with delusional emotions, using tough life examples but also providing helpful suggestions.

Zen and Western Psychotherapy: Nirvanic Transcendence and Samsaric Fixation - An argument that both the ends and the means of Buddhist practice far exceed the limitations of Western psychotherapy in its dominant forms. This claim is substantiated by examining the underlying views of human nature in the broader context of cosmic Nature, as these reflect the assumed nature of the therapeutic task.

Zen Dynamics - Offers a personality test and meditation subjects based on Chinese elements and Buddhist psychological theory.

Counseling Services

Buddhist Psychotherapy - Mark Shiels offers clients a Buddhist and Contemplative psychospiritual approach to psychotherapy. He has a psychotherapy practice in both Bath and London, England.

Buddhist Psychotherapy Collective - Founded by Rev. Koshin Paley Ellison & Robert Chodo Campbell, the Buddhist Psychotherapy Collective is a resource for people interested in working with well-trained psychotherapists and counselors whose work originates from Buddhist practice.

Inner Integrity - Kerry Moran, M.A., blends the insights of depth psychotherapy with the practical tools of Buddhist meditation. Her office is in Portland, Oregon.

Master the Zen of Everyday Life - Personal coaching and spiritual counseling for a life of purpose, balance, and joy. Offered by author of Meditation for Dummies; informed by the nondual wisdom of Zen and Advaita Vedanta.

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