Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Philosophy, Comparative; Buddhism--Psychology; Existential psychology;
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
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
William P. Callahan
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c2004 Jackie Nowparvar
Nowparvar, Jackie, "The comparison of existential psychology and Buddhist spirituality" (2004). Graduate Research Papers. 1278.