A. Hameed Ali, Sylvia Boorstein, Ram Dass, Joseph Goldstein, Daniel Goleman, Robert Hall, Michele McDonald, Sharon Salzberg, Frances Vaughan and Roger Walsh, in dialogue about Eastern and Western approaches to mental health, consciousness, liberation and the many methods of their realization.
Jack Engler talks with Wes Nisker about self-concept, healing and skillful means from the perspectives of Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices.
Sylvia Boorstein outlines the principal insights of each system, noting that both kinds of insights have a place and a value and neither excludes the other—it is just a matter of emphasis.
Approaches to Emotions West and East: Excerpts from a Conversation with Myron Sharaf, Reichian Therapist
Myron Sharaf describes a body-based approach to overcoming trauma and integrating past and present experience. Quotes from Achaan Chah provide context from a vipassana perspective.
Mark Epstein says that Sigmund Freud’s recommended form of listening to patients greatly resembled the Buddhist concept of “bare attention.”