Emotions and The Body in Buddhist Contemplative Practice and Mindfulness-Based Therapy by Prof. Padmasiri De Silva

We are pleased to present a new book by a fellow meditation practitioner, Prof. Padmasiri De Silva of Melbourne, Australia. Prof. Padmasiri is a familiar person to those meditation practitioners attending the retreats in Melbourne conducted by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero.  

This book represents an outstanding contribution to the field of somatic psychology. It focuses on the relationship between body and emotions, and on the linkages between mindfulness-based emotion studies and neuroscience. The author discusses the awakening of somatic intelligence as a journey through pain and trauma management, the moral dimensions of somatic passions, and the art and practice of embodied mindfulness. Issues such as the emotions and the body in relation to Buddhist contemplative practice, against the background of the most recent findings of current neuroscience, are expanded in the book.

This book provides an invaluable resource for students of psychology and philosophy, psychotherapists and meditation teachers, students, and for anyone with an interest in the field of somatic psychology.

Professor Padmasiri de Silva has a PhD in East-West Comparative Philosophy and an Advanced Diploma in Counselling. He is Adjunct Research Associate at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. His publications include Buddhist and Freudian PsychologyThe Environmental Philosophy of Buddhism and An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling.

The following link from Palgrave Macmillan Publishers provides sample pages from certain chapters and links to purchase the e-book or the hard cover book. Please click the link to reach the web page of the publishers;

Emotions and The Body in Buddhist Contemplative Practice and Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Pathways of Somatic Intelligence

Authors: de Silva, Padmasiri

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