Eastern Philosophy

Eastern Wisdom for Contemporary Living

The international interdisciplinary researchers have a unique approach to studying human values, health, and emotional welfare. They focus on integrating the teachings of Eastern philosophical traditions to provide a comprehensive understanding of mental and physical health issues. As the field of science and scholarship evolves, there is a growing movement of scientists and scholars who are interested in exploring the dialogue and interaction between Eastern philosophies and psychology. This interdisciplinary section is committed to exploring the most contemporary modes of Eastern philosophical, religious, and spiritual thought and practices and their potential to enhance our understanding of current psychological research.

This interdisciplinary section is committed to exploring the most contemporary modes of Eastern philosophical, religious, and spiritual thought and practices and their potential to enhance our understanding of current psychological research.

To supplement your learning, the section has curated a collection of the best books about Eastern-inspired philosophy of life, psychology, and practice. These books offer valuable insights into Eastern philosophy and psychology that can be applied to your daily life. Start your journey of self-discovery today by delving into one of these informative books.

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Breaking Down the Preconceptions of Contemporary Mindfulness in Western Societies

Since the 1970s, clinical psychology and psychiatry have developed a number of therapeutic applications based on mindfulness for helping people experiencing a variety of psychological conditions. Mindfulness is derived from the concept of Sati, am important element in Buddhism, merged with influences from Zen, Vipassana and Tibetan practices.
Although the numerous benefits of practicing Mindfulness have been researched and demonstrated, we can still observe a veil of mystery and prejudice surrounding the practice. The truth is, the practice can be stripped of its religious and cultural origin and can be seen as a secular practice that has the potential of improving your psychological well-being and overall productivity.

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The Intersection of Buddhism and Modern Psychology

Buddhist thought and philosophy share many overlapping points with present-day western psychology. These include a descriptive phenomenology of mental states, emotions and behaviours as well as theories of perception and unconscious mental factors.
Buddhism incorporates an analysis of human psyche, feelings, cognition, conduct and motivation along with therapeutic practices, everything embed within the greater Buddhist ethical thought and philosophical system, thus colouring its psychological terminology in moral overtones.
Psychotherapists such as Erich Fromm and Marsha Linehan have seen in Buddhist enlightenment experiences the potential for transformation, healing and finding existential meaning.

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Discover the Top 4 Mindfulness Techniques for Improved Well-Being

Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which one can develop through the practice of meditation and through other training. Mindfulness is derived from Sati, a significant element of Buddhist traditions, and based on Zen, Vipassanā, and Tibetan meditation techniques.
Mindfulness practice has been employed to reduce symptoms of depression, to reduce stress, anxiety, and in the treatment of drug addiction. Moreover, research has shown that people who meditate are happier, healthier, and more successful than those who don’t.
In this articles we present the most effective and easy-to-practice mindfulness approaches for everyday life.

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