Buddhism and the Art of Psychotherapy

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About the Author

Hayao Kawai, the first Jungian psychoanalyst in Japan, came to Los Angeles on a Fulbright Fellowship in 1959. He was professor of clinical psychology at Kyoto University and has written and edited more than fifty books in Japanese and four books in English, including The Japanese Psyche, The Buddhist Priest, Myoe, and A Life of Dreams.


"In a self-effacing style that fails to dim the brilliance of his intellect and intuition, Kawai explores the differences between the Japanese and Western ego . . ." --The Bloomsbury Review--The Bloomsbury Review
"Stories, three sets of drawings, and a nod to the value of silence enhance the presentation, which is graceful, humble, and sure."--Library Journal--Library Journal
"Engaging, intriguing . . . and enlightening . . . "--Resource: A Guide to Books, Audiotapes, and Videotapes--Resource: A Guide to Books, Audiotapes, and Videotapes
"This brief taste of Kawai's riches hardly touches the repast he provides in his thinking. It is both popular and deep, humorous and serious, Buddhist and Jungian, individual and collectiveas East and West as his initial dream promised and as his life has fulfilled. . . ."--Psychological Perspectives--Psychological Perspectives
"Dr. Kawai's self disclosures and ruminations serve as an open invitation to us all to step beyond our culturally imposed frames and expand our understanding of the impact of culture on the psyche and the implication for consciousness and individuation."--Journal of Analytical Psychology--Journal of Analytical Psychology

" . . . a remarkable book by a remarkable man. Kawai's writing is direct, honest and self-effacing and it can be quite confronting to read., The exraordinary and heart-warming feture of this book is to see how one's fate can manifest itself through the unconscious, even if one has pushed it away."--Journal of Analytical Psychology

-- (04/01/2010)
". . . what makes this book so forceful and readable, from beginning to end, is that Hayao Kawai has written it all, and tells it all, from the perspective of his own experience, both as an analyst and as a Japanese man who rejected Buddhism and then returned to make his own Jungian peace with it. When you consider both ends of these traditions, and realize how unlikely it is for a truly autobiographical book to come out of either of them, you will appreciate what Kawai is offering here. Get out your best Mikasa and pour yourself a cup of tea, dear reader. This is a good one."--Spring 60--Spring 60