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Buddhism, Meditation, Psychology, and Therapy

posted by Ethan Nichtern

Are you interested in Buddhist meditation and its link to psychology, therapy, healing arts, and a contemporary understanding of the mind? What might Carl Jung say about Buddhism or guided meditation? Would Pema Chodron and Freud get into a ballroom brawl, or be on the same team in conquering the forces of confusion? How do Buddhists deal with depression?  Drs. Miles Neale and Joesph Loizzo are starting what might be a groundbreaking series at the Interdependence Project tonight. If you want to listen along from wherever you are, visit the I.D. Project website for details on how to follow along.

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I am very excited about the series. Again, it will not be included in our public podcast, but will only be available to those who sign up for the home-listen series.

I will be blogging some of the ideas that come up for the One City Blog, however, and Dr. Neale may also do so



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joshsfba

posted July 14, 2009 at 1:35 am


Buddhist mditation techniques specially the mindfulness is very helpful in bringing the awareness to the present moment. In present moment the stress and anxieties disappear. Following is a great site with free guided meditation on mindfulness techniques:
http://www.clicktomeditate.com/mindfulness_meditation.html
It also has meditation on buddhist chanting as well as the ‘loving kindness’ meditation:
http://www.clicktomeditate.com/om_mani_padme_hum.html
http://www.clicktomeditate.com/loving_kindness.html



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Yosh

posted January 8, 2010 at 8:52 am


Western psychological insight and principles of Eastern philosophy can go very well together – and Hakomi, a mindfulness-based form of assisted self discovery proves just that. Hakomi facilitates insight and integration through mindfulness.
There are times in our lives when it is hard to be in touch with what we feel. What lies “underneath” may be too painful, too uncomfortable, or too confusing. We reduce our sensitivity to such feelings – but at a price: Our lack of connection can mean that we lose a sense of aliveness, wholeness, or direction.
Instead of amping up the pain or exaggerating what is going on we can employ mindfulness. This way, we reduce all the background noise, the static, and our inward attention will yield valuable and healing insights into the beliefs that organize “our world”.



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Yosh

posted January 8, 2010 at 8:53 am


Western psychological insight and principles of Eastern philosophy can go very well together – and Hakomi, a mindfulness-based form of assisted self discovery proves just that. Hakomi facilitates insight and integration through mindfulness.
There are times in our lives when it is hard to be in touch with what we feel. What lies “underneath” may be too painful, too uncomfortable, or too confusing. We reduce our sensitivity to such feelings – but at a price: Our lack of connection can mean that we lose a sense of aliveness, wholeness, or direction.
Instead of amping up the pain or exaggerating what is going on we can employ mindfulness. This way, we reduce all the background noise, the static, and our inward attention will yield valuable and healing insights into the beliefs that organize “our world”.



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