Tag Archives: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

Guo Gu | Insight Journal | BCBS: Silent Illumination

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“Silent Illumination,” or mozhao, is often associated with the Caodong (Jp. Soto) School of Chan (Jp. Zen), and specifically with master Hongzhi Zhengjue (1091-1157). Never before had anyone articulated this teaching so clearly. Hongzhi was prompted to write about Silent Illumination because it was so misunderstood and unfairly criticized. He wished …

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Christopher K. Germer | Insight Journal | Barre Center for Buddhist Studies: Mindfulness in Buddhism & Psychology

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Insight Journal asked Germer to talk about some key aspects of the growing overlap of Buddhist ideas and practices with Western psychotherapy. Insight Journal: Western psychology has had a couple of decades now, at least, in which the insights into human psychology in Buddhism have had a significant and broadening impact. Just …

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