Journeys Into Emptiness: Dōgen, Merton, Jung, and the Quest for Transformation

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Paulist Press, Jul 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 334 pages
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Here are the life journeys of three great seekers who, though separated by time and culture, had much in common. Dogen was the 13th century Japanese founder of a School of Zen Buddhism and a teacher of zazen, wordless meditation. Jung was a 19th century Swiss psychologist who broke with psychoanalysis and saw the mind as having both male and female elements. Merton was a 20th century American Trappist who through traditional Christianity eventually embraced a wider spirituality. Each of the three engaged in a search for personal transcendence, a search that was triggered by a private experience of emptiness. Recommend this title to --
-- readers of biographies
-- readers of Merton
-- Jungian psychologists
-- practitioners of Zen
-- spiritual seekers
-- Buddhists
-- pastoral counselors
-- therapists

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Review: Journeys Into Emptiness: Dogen, Merton, Jung and the Quest for Transformation (Jung & Spirituality)

User Review  - Ken - Goodreads

not your bed time reading but if one puts in the effort, one is going to get something out of it. This is Depth Psychology at its best. Read full review

Review: Journeys Into Emptiness: Dogen, Merton, Jung and the Quest for Transformation (Jung & Spirituality)

User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

Journeys into Emptiness is three psychological/spiritual biographies wrapped into one book. I had skimmed some of it before, and now I am deep into the section on Thomas Merton, wanting to read the ... Read full review

Contents

Embracing Emptiness in the East
13
Emptiness as Homelessness and
83
The Experience of Emptiness
187
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About the author (2000)

Gunn is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. He is a faculty member at Union Theological Seminary, at the Blanton Peale Graduate Institute, the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and at the Center for Spirituality and Psychotherapy, all in New York.

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