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The courage to be present Buddhism, psychotherapy, and the awakening of natural wisdom by Karen Kissel Wegela

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Published by Shambhala in Boston .
Written in English


  • Psychotherapy -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism,
  • Buddhism -- Doctrines,
  • Meditation -- Buddhism,
  • Paramitas (Buddhism)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementKaren Kissel Wegela.
LC ClassificationsBQ4570.P76 W44 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23021331M
ISBN 101590306589
ISBN 109781590306581
LC Control Number2009003934

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The Courage to Be is the operative mode of faith in Tillich sense. Both courage and to be are used in philosophic and theological sense, This book is related to Tillich’s “Dynamic of Faith” while the Faith is defined as in a state of being “ultimately concerned”/5. Paul Tillich – excerpts from “The Courage to Be” The decisive event which underlies the search for meaning and the despair of it in the 20th century is the loss of God in the 19 th century. Feuerbach explained God away in terms of the infinite desire of the human heart; Marx explained him away in terms of an ideological attempt to rise. Tillich expanded his lectures into the book The Courage to Be. In the book, Tillich incorporates early philosophies of Socrates, Aquinas, and Nietzsche into his own philosophies about courage.   A longtime student of Buddhism, she speaks to professionals about the connections between Buddhism and psychotherapy and writes a popular blog at She is also the author of The Courage to Be Present: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Awakening of Natural Wisdom.5/5(2).

In this classicof religiousstudiesand philosophy,thegreat Christian existentialist thinker Paul Tillich describes the dilemma of modern man and points a way to the conquest of the problem of anxiety. This edition includes a new introduction by the esteemed theologianPeter J. Gomes that reflects on the impact of this book in the years since it was written."Were I to choose the most significant 4/5(7). The Courage to be Present is a wonderful book that is primarily meant to describe how the basic principles of Buddhism can be applied by mental health care 5/5. The Courage to Be Present offers an effective method for cultivating the wisdom of compassion and equanimity in all relationships—both personal and professional. Wegela shows not only how counselors can apply this wisdom in their own lives, but also how they can help their clients to cultivate these qualities in themselves.   The Japanese authors Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga have analyzed his work for decades and now present an adapted version of it, ready to serve the modern world in our quest for happiness. The result is The Courage To Be Disliked, an instant bestseller in Japan and now a global phenomenon, with over million copies sold. The book tells the.