You don’t have a surface public self and a private inner self, nor do you have one true, unchanging self. What you have, says Barry Magid, is multiple shifting self-states—and they can get along just fine.
Modern psychology encourages us to have a healthy sense of self, but Buddhism teaches that the self doesn’t even exist. Barry Magid says there’s no conflict.
Barry Magid says Buddhist practice is like looking in a mirror — there’s no wrong way to do it. The important thing is to be yourself.
Barry Magid grapples with the difficulty of dharma taking root in America as it adopts different cultural rituals.
Barry Magid remembers the great pioneer of American Zen, Charlotte Joko Beck, whose influence changed our thoughts on the nature of practice.
Psychotherapy & Buddhism, according to pschyoteraphist Barry Magid.