by David Loy, The Huffington Post, Jul 2, 2014
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,but by making the darkness conscious. -- Carl Jung
San Francisco, CA (USA) -- Whenever Buddhism has spread to another culture, it has interacted with the belief systems of that culture, resulting in the development of something new. Today the main site of interaction within the West is not Judeo-Christianity but psychology, a conversation that has led to innovative types of psychotherapy and, most recently, to the extraordinary success of the mindfulness movement.