Books are a personal thing. Here is a small stack, which we like, which mainly talks about psychotherapy and Buddhism. Whilst all the writers have something different to say, what joins them is their enthusiasm in the belief that psychotherapy and Buddhism have something important to add to each other.

Selected Book List

some good ones to get started with

Better than a thousand useless words is one single word that gives peace,
The Dhammapada

Nothing To Lose, Psychotherapy, Buddhism and Living Life
Nigel Wellings and Elizabeth Wilde McCormick: Continuum, 2005

Open To Desire, Embracing a Lust for Life.
Mark Epstein: Gotham Books, 2005

Jung and Eastern Thought, a Dialogue with the Orient
J.J. Clarke: Routledge, 2005

Psychoanalysis and Buddhism, an unfolding dialogue
Ed. Jeremy D. Safran: Wisdom, 2003

Encountering Buddhism, Western psychology and Buddhist teachings
Ed. Seth Segall: SUNY, 2003

Ordinary Mind, Exploring the Common Ground of Zen and Psychoanalysis
Barry Magid: Wisdom, 2002

Awakening and Insight, Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy
Ed. Polly Young-Eisendrath and Shoji Muramoto: Brunner-Routledge, 2002

Going On Being, Buddhism and the Way of Change
Mark Epstein: Broadway Books, 2001

Towards a Psychology of Awakening
John Welwood, 2000

The Couch and the Tree
Ed. Anthony Molino: Constable, 1999

Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy
Robert Rosenbaum: Brunner/Mazel, 1999

Going To Pieces Without Falling Apart
Mark Epstein: Thorsons, 1998

Psychotherapy and Buddhism, Towards an Integration
Jeffrey B. Rubin: Plenum Press, 1996

Thoughts without a Thinker
Mark Epstein: Basic Books, 1995

Self and Liberation, The Jung/Buddhism Dialogue.
Ed. Daniel J. Meckel and Robert L. Moore: Paulist Press, 1992

Awakening the Heart, East west approaches to psychotherapy and the healing relationship
Ed. John Welwood: Shambhala, 1985