Karma and Chaos

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Dr P. Fleischman

New and collected essays exploring the interface between psychiatry, science and the timeless teaching of the Buddha, from an eminent psychiatrist who practices and teaches Vipassana.

In eight poetic and inspiring essays, Dr Fleischman explores the interface between psychiatry, science and meditation. (Incl. Therapeutic Action & Healing the Healer).

Drawing on his many years of practice as a therapist, and as meditation student and teacher, he guides us with authority and humility into the essence of Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka, its psychological benefits and perils, and the inextricable foundation of moral actions.

Table of Contents
-Prologue: Sacred Partnership
-Why I Sit
-The Therapeutic Action of Vipassana
-Healing the Healer
-Vipassana Meditation: A Unique Contribution to Mental Health
-The Experience of Impermanence
-Touchdown Anicca: An Evocation of Meditation in Everyday Life
-Karma and Chaos

Hardback, 160 pages
Published by Vipassana Publications of America
Publication date: 1999
ISBN 0-9649484-5-1

The Therapeutic Action of Vipassana/ Why I Sit

Benefits of Vipassana presented in terms of Western psychology. A personal account of a western meditator. 

Out of Print, but now appears in Karma and Choas by the same author.

Vipassana Meditation: Healing the Healer/ Experience of Impermanence

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Dr. Paul Fleischman

The first essay discusses the therapeutic role that meditation can have, its scientific basis, and its relevance to practitioners of healing professions.
The second essay explains how Vipassana meditation can be understood through Western psychology, and why it leads the meditator away from narcissism to mature, social love. 
Dr. Paul Fleischman has praticed Vipassana since 1974 and has conducted Vipassana meditation courses since 1987. He has taught psychiatry and religion at Yale University, and practices psychiatry in Amherst, Massachusetts.
 Published by Vipassana Research Institute, 1995

Cultivating Inner Peace

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Dr. Paul Fleischman.  1997 Hardback

A wonderful book of life sketches of exemplars such as Helen & Scott Nearing, The Shakers, Walt Whitman, Gandhi, John Muir, Thoreau and Tagore. Includes an autobiographical account of the author's experience of Vipassana meditation. 

You Can Never Speak Up Too Often For the Love of All Things

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Poems based on themes from meditation, uniting scientific thought with poetic, reverential awareness of the natural world. The author writes in the introduction that his intention in writing these poems is "to promote loving kindness and kinship through the realization of impermanence."

You Can Never Speak Up Too Often For the Love of All Things
India, The Magnet Land
Dhamma Giri
Islands in the Storm
One Last River's Wild Ride
There is Only One Exalted Emotion
The Poet is a Force of Nature
A Remote and Exquisite Peace
Resolutions for Citizens of the New Age of Earth
Jataka Tale
Scarlet Macaws
A Small Brown Bird
Transformation and Interrelation
India and Amazonia
If There is No Heaven

The Buddha taught nonviolence, not pacifism

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By Dr. Paul Fleischman

Written in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001, it examines the prescription of the Buddha: not war, not pacifism either—but nonviolence.

Dr. Paul Fleischman asks "Where does complicity intersect with responsibility?" in this small yet weighty essay and poem about the Buddha's teaching on nonviolence.

Published by: Pariyatti Press
Publication Date: May 02

an Ancient Path

Introductory Talk on Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka

by Paul Fleischman MD

Vipassana Meditation and the Scientific World View

For the Gratitude Gathering Souvenir, January 2010.

by Paul Fleischman