Vedantic Philosophy and Psychology


What is Vedantic Thought? Vedantic thought is based on the vedas – the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and Brahma Sutras. These are the holy books of the Hindu or Yogi belief system. This philosophy has been developed for centuries, from Adi Shankara (800s), to Vivekananda (who came to Chicago in 1893), to Ramana Maharishi, to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (who the Beatles sing about). Two core concepts are the Self and Consciousness. Self The self that we think of in Western thought is made of... more


Buddhism and Psychology


This is what I offer to my students when I teach diversity courses. It is my personal understanding, which is based on my own readings, experiences, and insights, as well as my own intellectualizations, blind spots, and misunderstandings. Thus… don’t take this as a comprehensive and scholarly review of the concepts, but rather an incomplete introduction to this way of thinking. Why Are We Talking About Buddhism And Psychology? At one level, Buddhism represents a cultural difference or... more