Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 167–184 | Cite as

Clouds Into Rain

  • Paul C. Cooper


Drawing from the work of Melanie Klein and Wilfred Bion, this article explores projective and introjective dynamics in terms of Buddhist meditative methods and practice. Forms of meditations, such shamatha or calm-abiding, and vipashayana or analytic meditation, are linked to psychoanalytic dynamics in clinical terms. The interface between Buddhist meditation and psychoanalytic experience is explored with case material.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul C. Cooper
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.NPAPNew York City
  2. 2.New York City

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