Nothing Is Hidden
The Psychology of Zen KoansPaperback - 2013
With brilliant insight and ascerbic wit, Magid deftly wields together the tools of Zen and psychology to show us a path to our whole self, a place in which nothing is extra and nothing is hidden.In this inspiring and incisive offering, Barry Magid uses the language of modern psychology and psychotherapy to illuminate one of Buddhism's most powerful and often mysterious technologies: the Zen koan. What's more, Magid also uses the koans to expand upon the insights of psychology (especially self psychology and relational psychotherapy) and open for the reader new perspectives on the functioning of the human mind and heart. Nothing Is Hidden explores many rich themes, including facing impermanence and the inevitability of change, working skillfully with desire and attachment, and discovering when "surrender and submission" can be liberating and when they shade into emotional bypassing. With a sophisticated view of the rituals and teachings of traditional Buddhism, Magid helps us see how we sometimes subvert meditation into just another "curative fantasy" or make compassion into a form of masochism.
Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, 2013.
Characteristics: pages cm