Nothing Is Hidden: The Psychology of Zen Koans

Nothing Is Hidden: The Psychology of Zen Koans

Barry Magid


during this inspiring and incisive supplying, Barry Magid makes use of the language of recent psychology and psychotherapy to light up one among Buddhism's strongest and infrequently mysterious applied sciences: the Zen koan. what is extra, Magid additionally makes use of the koans to extend upon the insights of psychology (especially self psychology and relational psychotherapy) and open for the reader new views at the functioning of the human brain and center. Nothing Is Hidden explores many wealthy issues, together with dealing with impermanence and the inevitability of switch, operating skillfully with hope and attachment, and researching whilst "surrender and submission" might be freeing and after they colour into emotional bypassing. With a worldly view of the rituals and teachings of conventional Buddhism, Magid is helping us see how we occasionally subvert meditation into simply one other "curative myth" or make compassion right into a kind of masochism.

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