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

Rob Preece

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Paperback. 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? .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 334 pages. 0.535. Bookseller Inventory # 9781559393492

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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.

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If you have been practicing Buddhism for a while, why do you still have problems? And how do you balance the (apparently) different needs of spiritual experience and psychological development? Like bestseller When Things Fall Apart, this wonderful book fills a hitherto unmet need amongst Buddhists.

Psychotherapist and meditation teacher Rob Preece draws on his 18 years as a psychotherapist and many years as a meditation teacher to explore and map the psychological influences on our struggle to awaken. Acceptance of imperfection, for both psychological and spiritual health, is key.

Love and compassion grow out of an understanding of our fallibility, not from ideals of perfection, and wisdom does not always come as a flash of inspiration, but from the slow--often painful--working of experience. The Wisdom of Imperfection explores the journey of individuation in Buddhist life, looking at the psychological process beneath the traditional path of the Bodhisattva.

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