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ISBN-10: 1559394226
ISBN-13: 9781559394222
Publisher: Shambhala
Publish Date: 07/21/2020
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 0.80" H

The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening: An In-Depth Guide to Abhidharma

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Overview

A modern introduction to traditional Buddhist psychology

This practical overview of Buddhist psychology outlines step-by-step methods for examining the source of our habitual tendencies and hangups. In order to truly free ourselves from perpetuating patterns of suffering, the Buddha offered a clear system for understanding our psychological dispositions, processes, fixations, and challenges–a system known as the Abhidharma. This tradition has been studied by Buddhists for over two millennia.

Professor Steven Goodman has taught on the Abhidharma in both universities and Buddhist retreats for over twenty years, making these traditional teachings accessible for a modern readership for the first time. Goodman explains how becoming aware of our mental patterns can liberate us from cycles of emotional pain and shows how the Abhidharma can be applied to meditation practice through exercises of observation and reflection. This is the go-to manual for anyone interested in the world of Buddhist psychology.

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"The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening shines new light on the profound fundamentals of Buddhism with original insight, vibrant reasoning, and pristine clarity. It is a great gift of scholarly exposition and a cause for celebration."–Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, author of The Healing Power of Mind

"I've been waiting for the book that would detail the Tibetan branch of Buddhist psychology with authority and clarity. At last, here it is. Steven Goodman's book is witty, wise, and a pleasure to read."–Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

"Abhidharma holds the heart of early Buddhist wisdom. Goodman's gift is to bring this forward in friendly, everyday language that never loses touch with the original sources. As he says, the eightfold path is a journey into our own experience, a fresh way to see life and diminish its pain, and this is relevant to everyone."–Anne C. Klein (Rigzin Drolma), author of Meeting the Great Bliss Queen

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ISBN-10: 1559394226
ISBN-13: 9781559394222
Publisher: Shambhala
Publish Date: 07/21/2020
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 0.80" H
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