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Keywords

Philosophy, Comparative; Buddhism--Psychology; Existential psychology;

Abstract

In this paper a comparison between Existentialism and Buddhism is investigated. The relationship is determined by comparing literature written in both fields of study. The focus of the paper concentrates on the importance of ontology, suffering, and death in both groups and how closely they relate to one another. The findings indicate that the spirituality of Buddhism and the psychology of Existentialism in combination, can culminate the experience of finding meaning in one's life and the discovery of self through the therapeutic experience. The paper will also provide a historical overview of Buddha himself and a review of his basic teachings which is necessary due to the limited information available to the therapeutic audience.

Year of Submission

2004

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

William P. Callahan

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Date Original

2004

Object Description

1 PDF file (17 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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