Zen beyond Mindfulness

Zen beyond Mindfulness

Using Buddhist and Modern Psychology for Transformational Practice
By Jules Shuzen Harris
$17.95
 - Paperback

PREORDER: Expected to ship after 03/26/2019.

Shambhala Publications
03/26/2019
Pages: 176
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 9781611806625
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Zen teacher Jules Shuzen Harris argues that contemporary American Buddhists face two primary challenges: (1) “spiritual bypassing,” which means avoiding or repressing psychological problems in favor of “pretend Enlightenment,” and (2) settling for secularized forms of Buddhism or mindfulness that have lost touch with the deeper philosophical and ethical underpinnings of the religion.

Drawing on his decades of experience as a Zen practitioner, teacher, and psychotherapist, Harris writes that both of these challenges can be met through the combination of a committed meditation practice, a deep study of Buddhist psychological models, and tools from a psychotherapeutic method known as “Mind-Body Bridging.” Using this unique approach, students can do the real work of awakening without either denying their embodied emotional life or missing out on the rich array of insights offered by Buddhist psychology and the Zen practice tradition.

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