If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him

The Pilgrimage Of Psychotherapy Patients

Author: Sheldon Kopp

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0804150966

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 2874

Therapists do not and cannot give answers. Explore the true nature of the therapeutic relationship, and realize that the guru is no Buddha. He is just another human struggling. Understanding the shape of your own personal ills will lead you on your journey to recovery. Sheldon Kopp has a realistic approach to altering one's destiny and accepting the responsibility that grows with freedom.

If You Meet the Buddha on the Road

Buddhism, Politics, and Violence

Author: Michael Jerryson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190683589

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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It is said that the famous ninth century Chinese Buddhist monk Linji Yixuan told his disciples, "If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him." The deliberately confounding statement is meant to shock people out of complacent ways of thinking. But beyond the purposeful jolt from complacency there is another intention. For liberation, this axiom suggests that one should seek the Buddha nature that resides within, rather than a mere Buddha exterior. In this way, the metaphor of killing the Buddha dislodges a person from the illusionary perspective that enlightenment lies outside the body. The proclamation also highlights the power of violence, even on a symbolic level. Violence abounds in Buddhist thoughts, doctrine, and actions, however unacknowledged or misunderstood. If You Meet the Buddha on the Road addresses one important absence in the study of religion and violence: the religious treatment of violence. In order to pursue an understanding of the relationship between Buddhism and violence, it is important to first explore how Buddhist scriptures and followers understand violence. Drawing on Buddhist treatments of violence, Michael Jerryson explores the ways in which Buddhists invoke, support, or justify war, conflict, state violence, and gender discrimination. In addition, the book examines the ways in which Buddhists address violence as military chaplains, cope with violence in a conflict zone, and serve as witnesses of blasphemy to Buddhist doctrine and Buddha images.

Killing the Buddha

A Heretic's Bible

Author: Peter Manseau,Jeff Sharlet

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743253833

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 6927

"If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him." The ninth-century sage Lin Chi gave this advice to one of his monks, admonishing him that this Buddha would only be a reflection of his unexamined beliefs and desires. Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet took Lin Chi's advice to heart and set out on a car trip around America, looking for Buddhas along the road and the people who meet them: prophets in G-strings dancing to pay the rent, storm chasers hunting for meaning in devastating tornados, gangbangers inking God on their bodies as protection from bullets, cross-dressing terrorist angels looking for a place to sing. Along the way Manseau and Sharlet began to wonder what the traditional scripture they encountered everywhere -- in motels, on billboards, up and down the radio dial -- would look like remade for today's world. To find out, they called upon some of today's most intriguing writers to recast books of the Bible by taking them apart, blowing them up with ink and paper. Rick Moody recasts Jonah as a modern-day gay Jewish man living in Queens. A.L. Kennedy meditates on the absurdity of Genesis. In Samuel, April Reynolds visits a man of tremendous vision in Harlem. Peter Trachtenberg unravels the Gordian logic of Job by way of the Borscht Belt. Haven Kimmel dives into Revelation and comes out in a swoon. Woven through these divine books are Manseau and Sharlet's dispatches from the road, their Psalms of the people. What emerges from this work of calling is not an attack on any religion, but a many-colored, positively riveting look at the facets of true belief. Together these curious minds tell the strange, funny, sad, and true story of religion in America for the spiritual seeker in all of us: A Heretic's Bible.

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Author: Shunryū Suzuki,Trudy Dixon,Richard Baker

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590302672

Category: Religion

Page: 179

View: 4365

Consists of a collection of stories and meditations on Zen practice that originated from a series of talks given by Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki to a small group in California.

If You Find the Buddha

Author: Jesse Kalisher

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452113750

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 8876

Whether in the heart of Asia or a farm in the American heartland, the Buddha image never seems out of place. As a reminder to stop and live in the moment, it is as appropriate as a charm around the neck of a young Thai soldier as on a car dashboard. Photographs of the Buddha in various incarnations—traditional statuary, toys, garden ornaments, jewelry, tattoos—demonstrate that the Buddha is seemingly everywhere, if one cultivates the proper awareness. By turns beautiful, quirky, ironic, and meditative, Kalisher's images in If You Find the Buddha speak not only to the omnipresence of the spiritual icon, but also to our capacity to be surprised and delighted by the unexpected. With an insightful essay by noted author and traveler Jeff Greenwald, the striking photographs in this book delight and enlighten in equal measure.

Back to One

A Practical Guide for Psychotherapists

Author: Sheldon B. Kopp

Publisher: Science & Behavior Books


Category: Medical

Page: 165

View: 5932

The author writes that he offers this detailed description of how I do therapy . . . as a guide . . . to encourage you to become ever clearer about the fun damentals of your own style of work.

Fringe Science

Parallel Universes, White Tulips, and Mad Scientists

Author: Kevin R. Grazier

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1935618687

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

View: 8476

Presents essays on the television show "Fringe" from scientists, science writers, science fiction authors, and historians that examine the show's themes and how its treatment of science compares with science in the real world.

Buddhist Warfare

Author: Michael Jerryson,Mark Juergensmeyer

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195394836

Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

View: 4215

This book offers eight essays examining the dark side of a tradition often regarded as the religion of peace. The authors note the conflict between the Buddhist norms of non-violence and the prohibition of the killing of sentient beings and acts of state violence supported by the Buddhist community (sangha), acts of civil violence in which monks participate, and Buddhist intersectarian violence.

Who am I-- really?

an autobiographical exploration on becoming who you are

Author: Sheldon Kopp,Sheldon B. Kopp

Publisher: J P Tarcher

ISBN: 9780874774290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 211

View: 693

The author, a psychotherapist, reexamines his own past, including his parents, childhood, education, and career, and discusses the fantasies people create about themselves

No Hidden Meanings

An Illustrated Eschatological Laundry List

Author: Sheldon B. Kopp,Claire Flanders

Publisher: Science & Behavior Books


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 63

View: 792

Even a Stone Can be a Teacher

Learning and Growing from the Experiences of Everyday Life

Author: Sheldon B. Kopp

Publisher: Tarcher


Category: Psychology

Page: 211

View: 9634

A psychologist draws upon parables, myths, and stories to illustrate the inspirational message that the experiences of everyday life, if viewed from the proper perspective, can be a source of personal growth and wisdom.


metaphors from a psychotherapist

Author: Sheldon B. Kopp

Publisher: Science & Behavior Books

ISBN: 9780831400255

Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 9369

If You Meet George Herbert on the Road, Kill Him

Radically Re-Thinking Priestly Ministry

Author: Justin Lewis-Anthony

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1906286175

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 3131

At a time of uncertainty for the Church, this robust challenge to an outmoded style of ministry offers realistic encouragement for the future. The book's deliberately provocative title echoes: If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him; its thesis is that the shadow of George Herbert's parish ministry lingers still in the Church of England, placing an impossible burden of unreasonable expectations upon today's parish clergy. The author sets out realistically to assess the context of Herbert's life and to explore the difficulties of parish life today; he concludes by outlining a more sustainable pattern for the future. This is a book of the long view. In looking at the status and role of parish clergy it draws on the work of historians, social anthropologists, psychologists and theologians and presents their ideas in a readable and passionate style. It is neither a jeremiad nor pollyanna-ish in its analysis or its prescriptions, but rather sees the future strength of the parochial clergy to be found in a recovery of historic, renewed understandings of priestly ministry. In a climate of such uncertainty for the future of the church, it will be an encouragement for priest and people, and welcomed by both.

What Is Amazing

Author: Heather Christle

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819572780

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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Inspired by a voracious curiosity about humans and other subjects, the poems in Heather Christle’s What Is Amazing describe and invent worlds in an attempt to understand through participation. The book draws upon the wisdom of foolishness and the logic of glee, while simultaneously exploring the suffering inherent to embodied consciousness. Speakers play out moments of bravado and fear, love and mortality, disappointment and desire. They socialize incorrigibly with lakes, lovers, fire, and readers, reasoning their way to unreasonable conclusions. These poems try to understand how it is that we come to recognize and differentiate objects and beings, how wholly each is attached to its name, and which space reveals them. What Is Amazing delights in fully inhabiting its varied forms and voices, singing worlds that often coincide with our own.

If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him

The Pilgrimage of Psychotherapy Patients

Author: Sheldon Kopp

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553278323

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

View: 4518

Using the myths of Gilgamesh, Siddhartha, Don Quixote, the works of buber, Ginsberg, Shakespeare, Kafka, Nin, Dante and Jung, the psychotherapist, guru and pilgrim shares the epic talse and intimate revelations that help to shape everyman's journey through life.

Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha

An Unusually Hardcore Dharma Book

Author: Daniel Ingram

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1911597183

Category: Religion

Page: 800

View: 6778

The very idea that Buddhist teachings can be mastered will arouse controversy within Buddhist circles. Even so, Daniel Ingram insists that enlightenment is an attainable goal, once our fanciful notions of it are stripped away, and we have learned to use meditation as a method for examining reality rather than an opportunity to wallow in self-absorbed mind-noise. This book sets out concisely the difference between concentration-based and insight meditation. This is a revised and much expanded edition.

Becoming Naturally Therapeutic

A Return to the True Essence of Helping

Author: Jacquelyn Small

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553348000

Category: Self-Help

Page: 162

View: 9046

Practical exercises and sample dialogue in this guidebook teaches you how to help those you care about by opening your heart and releasing the healing power within yourself