... went through a period of great ferment and development of new schools.
This happened above all in the United States, because Europe was
emerging with difficulty from World War II. In addition to destruction and
terrible grief, the war had caused the emigration of the most important
protagonists on t ...
White Tara, one of the principal Vajrayana deities representing
... One of the points of the street retreat is that things are right
will find their practice, that each person will find where they
in your face and so there is no way to exclude anything. I would
need to go.”
say that every one of us discovered things that we were forced
The essence of contemplative c ...
Paul Goodman (/ˈɡʊdmən/; September 9, 1911 – August 2, 1972) was an American novelist, playwright, poet and psychotherapist, although now best known as a social critic, anarchist philosopher, and public intellectual. Though often thought of as a sociologist, he vehemently denied being one in a presentation in the Experimental College at San Francisco State in 1964, and in fact said he could not read sociology because it was too often lifeless. The author of dozens of books including Growing Up Absurd and The Community of Scholars, Goodman was an activist on the pacifist Left in the 1960s and a frequently cited inspiration to the student movement of that decade. A lay therapist for a number of years, he was a co-founder of Gestalt Therapy in the 1940s and 1950s.