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“A nuanced, sensitive, and compassionate analysis. This book can help point toward more honest introspection that will yield healing and acceptance.”—Publishers Weekly

NOTHING IS HIDDEN

The Psychology of Zen Koans

Barry Magid

In this inspiring and incisive offering, Barry Magid uses the language of modern psychology and psychotherapy to illuminate one of Buddhisms most powerful and often mysterious technologies: the Zen koan. What’s more, Magid also uses the koans to expand upon the insights of psychology (especially self psychology and relational psychotherapy) and open for the reader new perspectives on the functioning of the human mind and heart. Nothing Is Hidden explores many rich themes, including facing impermanence and the inevitability of change, working skillfully with desire and attachment, and discovering when “surrender and submission” can be liberating and when they shade into emotional bypassing. With a sophisticated view of the rituals and teachings of traditional Buddhism, Magid helps us see how we sometimes subvert meditation into just another “curative fantasy” or make compassion into a form of masochism.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 232 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $17.95
  • ISBN 9781614290827
  • ebook
  • 232 pages
  • $13.99
  • ISBN 9781614291022
about the author
Nothing Is Hidden

Barry Magid is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in New York City, and the founding teacher of the Ordinary Mind Zendo, also in New York. He is the author of the Wisdom titles Ordinary Mind, Ending the Pursuit of Happiness, and Nothing Is Hidden.

Other books by Barry Magid:
What’s Wrong with Mindfulness (And What Isn’t)
Ordinary Mind
Ending the Pursuit of Happiness

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