Suggested Reading List

Aronson, H. B. (2004). Buddhist practice on Western ground: Reconciling Eastern ideals and Western psychology. Boston: Shambhala.

Chödrön, P. (2001). Tonglen: The path of transformation (T. Ötro, Ed.). Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada: Vajradhatu.

Chödrön, P. (1991). Wisdom of no escape: And the path of loving-kindness. Boston: Shambhala.

Epstein, M. (1998). Going to pieces without falling apart: A Buddhist perspective on wholeness. New York: Broadway Books.

Kahn, M. (1997). Between client and therapist: The new relationship. New York: Holt Paperbacks.

Kaklauskas, F. J., Nimanheminda, S., Hoffman, L., & Jack, M. S. (Eds.). (2008). Brilliant sanity: Buddhist approaches to psychotherapy. Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press.

Ormont, L. (1992). The group therapy experience: From theory to practice. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Podvoll, E. M. (2003). Recovering sanity: A compassionate approach to understanding and treating psychosis. Boston: Shambhala.

Safran, J. D. (Ed.). (2003). Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: An unfolding dialogue. Somerville, MA: Wisdom.

Trungpa, C. (1984). Shambhala: The sacred path of the warrior. Boston: Shambhala.

Trungpa, C. (2005). The sanity we are born with: A Buddhist approach to psychology (C. R. Gimian, Ed.). Boston: Shambhala.

Watson, G. (2008). Beyond happiness: Deepening the dialogue between Buddhism, psychotherapy and the mind sciences. London: Karnac Books.

Wegela, K.K. (2014). Contemplative Psychotherapy Essentials: Enriching Your Practice with Buddhist Psychology. New York: Norton.

Wegela, K.K. (2011). What Really Helps: Using Mindfulness & Compassionate Presence To Help, Support, And Encourage Others. Boston: Shambhala.

Wegela, K. K. (2009). The courage to be present: Buddhism, psychotherapy, and the awakening of natural wisdom. Boston: Shambhala.

Welwood, J. (1983). Awakening the heart: East/West approaches to psychotherapy and the healing relationship. Boston: Shambhala.

Yalom, I. (1995). The theory and practice of group psychotherapy. New York: Basic Books.

The Journal of Contemplative Psychotherapy, which was produced by Naropa University's Contemplative Psychotherapy program, is also a thorough introduction to the field.


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