The Wisdom of Imperfection : The Challenge of Individuation in Buddhist Life (Paperback)

Author: Preece, Rob

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If you have been practicing Buddhism for a while, why do you still have so many problems? And how do you balance the sometimes different needs of spiritual and psychological perspectives? Rob Preece draws on his personal experience-over two decades as a psychotherapist and many years as a meditation teacher-to explore and map the psychological influences on our struggle to awaken. For psychological and spiritual health, acceptance of imperfection is key.

Wisdom does not always come as a flash of inspiration, but from the slow, often painful workings of experience. As we detach from our ideals of perfection and develop our acceptance of imperfection, our love and compassion can grow in ways that are both psychologically and spiritually healthy.

The Wisdom of Imperfection delves into this journey of individuation in Buddhist life, articulating the psychological processes beneath the traditional path of the Bodhisattva.

"Takes us on a remarkable journey of self-discovery. This lucid and well-written work is further enriched and brought to life by compelling anecdotes and case histories drawn from Rob Preece's practical experience as a skilled psychotherapist and Buddhist practitioner. The Wisdom of Imperfection is an important contribution to the growing dialogue between Western psychology and Eastern spirituality."?Howard C. Cutler, M.D., coauthor, with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, of The Art of Happiness and The Art of Happiness at Work.

"A wonderfully thorough and engaging look at the unfolding of the spiritual/psychological journey. Drawing on a depth of personal experience, Rob Preece offers an insightful and important perspective."?Sharon Salzberg, author of Loving-kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

"Strikes an illuminating balance between commitment to a Buddhist practice and recognition of deep-seated psychological realities. This is the book for all those who wonder why they can't stop undermining and contradicting what they cherish most deeply."?Stephen Batchelor, author of Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

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Publisher Snow Lion Pubns
Mfg Part# 9781559393492
SKU 213377034
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1559393491
Release Date 9/16/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0334
Publisher Snow Lion Publications

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