The Resilient Spirit: A Buddhist Approach to Jung’s Psychology

1 hour 18 minutes



Topics: Individuation, Religion and Spirituality, Transformation.

The Resilient Spirit: A Buddhist Approach to Jung’s Psychology

By introducing the Buddhist concept of “dukkha” (literally, being off-center like a wheel riding off its axle) in comparison with Jung’s concept of neurosis, this presentation shows how our suffering arises in our own attitudes, intentions, and actions. By seeing the roots of our suffering, we develop self-awareness and self-knowledge. Recognizing and taking responsibility for how we make ourselves and others suffer, we develop compassion: literally, a “suffering with” others.

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© 1998 Polly Young-Eisendrath
Ⓟ 1998 CG Jung Institute of Chicago

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Young-Eisendrath, Polly

Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD is Clinical Associate Professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont Medical College. She is a psychologist and Jungian analyst practicing in the mountains of central Vermont, where she lives and writes. She has published thirteen books, many chapters and articles that have been translated into fourteen languages. Her books include The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-ImportanceThe Resilient Spirit: Transforming Suffering Into Insight And RenewalThe Gifts Of Suffering: A Guide To Resilience And RenewalWomen and Desire: Beyond Wanting to Be Wantedand You're Not What I Expected: Learning to Love the Opposite Sex.



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