This book contains essays by Dr. Paul Fleischman, a senior Vipassana teacher and a Yale-trained psychiatrist and the author of nine books as well as numerous articles published in magazines and journals. Dr. Fleischman was honored by the American Psychiatric Association as “an outstanding contributor in the field of psychiatry and religion”.
The first essay discusses the therapeutic role that meditation can have, its scientific basis, and its relevance to practitioners of healing professions.
The second essay explains how Vipassana meditation can be understood through Western psychology, and why it leads the meditator away from narcissism to mature, social love.
This book is ideal for Vipassana meditators as well as non-meditators.