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As Zen Replaces the Id - Psychology and Zen Buddhism
Includes resources concerning Buddhism and its application to Psychology.
http://hanshananigan.tripod.com/zenid.html

Buddhist Meditation and Depth Psychology
Scientific, spiritual and social exploration on meditation and its impact on Westerners.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/burns/wheel088.html

Buddhist Psychology
Essay on the history of Buddhist Psychology.
http://wynja.com/personality/buddhistpsych.html

Buddhist psychology: A review of theory and practice
This survey is confined to the texts of Theravada Buddhism.
http://ccbs.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/JR-ADM/silva.htm

Meditation and Personal Construct Psychology
This essay provides a useful introduction to both Buddhist thinking in relation to brain and behavior, and to a branch of western psychology.
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/Pilou.html

ToDo Institute
Alternative methods of mental health such as Morita Therapy and Naikan from Japan. These methods are rooted in Eastern philosophy and applied to life in contemporary Western society.
http://www.todoinstitute.com/

Towards a Buddhist Psychotherapy
An effort at showing the relevance of Buddhism to western psychotherapy, especially existential therapy.
http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/buddhapsych.html

Was the Buddha the First Humanist?
The Buddha's concept of Abidhamma appears as a supremely naturalistic and psychological one. It refers to the representation within the human mind of the external order of things and events. It is the logical system for organizing and interpreting experience that is constructed by human mental capacities during the process of experiencing external phenomena: the instrument that regulates the mind.
http://www.humanists.net/pdhutcheon/humanist%20articles/buddha.htm

Why Meditation isn't Psychotherapy
Essay by Patrick Kearney regarding the confusion between Buddhist meditation and modern psychotherapy.
http://www.buddhanet.net/crazy.htm

Zen Dynamics
Offers a personality test and meditation subjects based on Chinese elements and Buddhist psychological theory.
http://www.andrew-may.com/zendynamics/

Zen and Western Psychotherapy: Nirvanic Transcendence and Samsaric Fixation
An argument that both the ends and the means of Buddhist practice far exceed the limitations of Western psychotherapy in its dominant forms. This claim is substantiated by examining the underlying views of human nature in the broader context of cosmic Nature, as these reflect the assumed nature of the therapeutic task.
http://ccbs.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/JR-BJ001/sandra1.htm