Clouds Into Rain

Abstract

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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Cooper, P.C. Clouds Into Rain. Journal of Religion and Health 40, 167–184 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1012546625757

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  • Klein
  • Bion
  • meditation
  • container
  • projection
  • introjection
  • psychoanalysis