Magid does a good job comparing psychoanalysis and Zen practice.
I particularly liked Magid's thoroughness in clarifying the normally fuzzy thinking that occupies the borderland between psychology and religion.
Constructing the self in this manner allows us to begin to grasp Buddhist concepts such as emptiness and impermanence.
In Ordinary Mind: Exploring the Common Ground of Zen and Psychoanalysis Mr. Magid extolls the virtues of Zen Buddhism, illustrates where psychology and zen intersect, and points... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Trevor Neal
Not all books on Zen are truly Zen; this is one to read many times. So many books are 'about' Zen but the 'aboutness' is not always easy to find. Read it then read it again.Published 19 months ago by Mr Milton Moon
Gem of a book. Learnt a lot about the zen way to find peace and happiness. Must read for everyone.Published 22 months ago by Nina Grewal
Magid does a good job comparing psychoanalysis and Zen practice. Obviously they're not perfect fits, but he lucidly reveals their common ground. Read morePublished on July 28, 2010 by A Halaw
I'm a Soto Zen practitioner with a very high interest in how the many schools of psychology may fit with contemplative practices. So I was drawn into exploring this book. Read morePublished on May 25, 2009 by David M. Bell
This book, for the experienced practictioner of meditation is excellent.
For someone trained in psychology, it is a bridge across both disciplines
with fresh insights... Read more