Ordinary Mind: Exploring the Common Ground of Zen and Psychotherapy

Wisdom Publications, Somerville, MA 2002

Also available as an Audible audiobook narrated by Claire Slemmer

Ending the Pursuit of Happiness

Wisdom, Somerville MA. 2008

Also available as an Audible Audiobook narrated by Claire Slemmer

Nothing is Hidden: The Psychology of Zen Koans

Wisdom, Somerville MA 2013

Also available as an Audible audiobook narrated by the author

Edited Books

Father Louie: Photographs of Thomas Merton by Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Timken, NY 1991

The Letters of William Carlos Williams and Charles Tomlinson (ed. With Hugh Witemeyer.)

Dim Gray Bar Press. NY 1991 Reprinted and expanded as: A Transatlantic Connection. Peter Lang. NY 1999

Freud’s Case Studies: Self Psychological Perspectives

Analytic press. Hillsdale NY 1993

What’s Wrong with Mindfulness (And What’s Not) (with Rosenbaum, R.)

Wisdom 2016


Wittgenstein’s Dreams. (1984) Comprehensive Psychotherapy, 4:411-146

Some Contributions of Self Psychology to the Treatment of Borderline and Schizophrenic Patients. (1984) Dynamic Psychotherapy, 2(2): 101-111. Reprinted in: Slavinska-Holy, N. (1988) Borderline and Narcissistic Patients in Therapy. Madison, CT. IUP.

The Meaning of Projection in Self Psychology (1986) JAmerAcadPA 14(4):473-484

Some Thoughts on the Relationship of Zen and Psychotherapy. (1987) Blind Donkey, 9(4):27-34.

The Evil Self. (1988) Dynamic Psychotherapy, 6(2): 99-113.

Self Psychology Meets the Wolf Man. (1992) Dynamic Psychotherapy 11(2):178198

A Young Woman’s Homosexuality Reconsidered: Freud’s “The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality in a Woman.” (1993) JAmerAcadPA. 21(3): 421-432.

Is Biology Destiny After All? (1995) Journal of Psychotherapy Practice and Research 4(1):1-9

Knowing Which Way Is Up (1996) JAmerAcadPA 24(4):619-632

Psychoanalysis: The Amish Way of Mental Health? (1996) Academy Forum 40(3):3-4

Surface, Depth and the Isolated Mind (1999) Progress in Self Psychology 15:107-119

The Couch and the Cushion (2000) JAmerAcadPA 28(3):513-526.

Your Ordinary Mind (2002) In: Safran, J. Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: An Unfolding Dialogue. Boston, Wisdom Publications; 253-303.

The Couch or the Cushion? Buddhism and Psychotherapy (2003) Buddhadharma 2(2):80-81

Practice: You Can’t Do It Wrong. (2010) Buddhadharma. 8(3) 38-39

What Would Buddha Say About Celebrating Christmas? (2010) Together. Nov/Dec 2010. 6-7.

The Baby and the Bath Water (2011) In: Ford, J. The Book of Mu. Boston. Wisdom. 253-262.

In Memoriam: Joko Beck. Lion’s Roar (August 4, 2011)

Saturday Night at the Raccoon Lodge. Lion’s Roar. (November 10, 2011)

Uselessness:The Koan of Just Sitting. Tricycle. Fall 2013

Sitting Together: A Conceptual and Clinical Integration of Zen and Psychoanalysis (2015) In: Bresler, J. and Starr. K. , Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: Integration. Routledge.

Relational Self Psychology (with Shane, E.) (2017) Psychoanalysis, Self and Context. 12(1) 3-19

Spiritual Bypassing. (2017) Lion’s Roar 2(1) 65

The Butterfly in the Consulting Room. In: Demos, V. and Harris, A. (2017) The Collected Papers of Emmanuel Ghent. NY. Routledge.

The Restoration of the Selfobject (with Shane, E.) (2018) Psychoanalysis, Self and Context. 13(3) 246-258.

You Can’t Meditate Wrong. Lion’s Roar (January 9, 2019)

Healthy Self or No-Self? Lion’s Roar (January 3 2020)

Prologue: Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: A Confusion of Tongues (2020) Psychoanalytic Inquiry (Guest editor) 40:(5) 285-287.

Epilogue: Your Ordinary Mind is the Way. (2020) Psychoanalytic Inquiry (Guest editor) 40:(5) 377-79.

The Emerging Paradigm of Relational Self Psychology: An Historical Perspective (with Fosshage, J. and Shane, E.) (2021) Psychoanalysis, Self and Context 16:(1) 1-23

Who Are You, Really? (2021) Lion’s Roar. July 2021. 9-11.

Precious Scars: the Art of Donna Bassin. Tricycle Aug. 2, 2021

That’s Me: Self Psychology Meets the Buddha (Unpublished draft for an undelivered Kohut Memorial lecture)

Book Reviews

Bell, R. (1985) Holy Anorexia. Chicago; University of Chicago Press In: Dynamic Psychotherapy (1986) 4(2): 191-192

Spence, D. (1994) The Rhetorical Voice of Psychoanalysis. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. In: Jamerican AcadPA (1996) 24(2): 365-367.

Roazen, P (1995) How Freud Worked. Jason Aronson. Northvale, NJ. In: JAmerAcadPA. (1996) 24(3):568-569

Rubin, J. (1996) Psychotherapy and Buddhism: Toward an Integration. New York, Plenum Press. In: JAmerAcadPA (1997) 25(3): 538-541

Langs, R. (ed) (1998) Current Theories of Psychoanalysis, Madison, CT. IUP In: JAmerAcadPA (1999) 27(4): 690-691.

Safran, J. Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: An Unfolding Dialogue. Boston, Wisdom Publications In: Shambhala Sun (2003) 11(5): 91-94

Rodman, R.F. (2003) Winnicott: Life and Work. Cambridge, MA. Perseus Books.


Berry, W. (2008) The Mad Farmer Poems. Press on Scroll Road. Tricycle. Summer 2009 .105

Hoffer, A, (2015) Freud and the Buddha. Karnac. London. Int. J Psychoanal (2016)

Togashi, K. (2020) The Psychoanalytic Zero: A Decolonizing Study of Therapeutic Dialogues, Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, DOI: 10.1080/24720038.2020.1785470


Tricycle: Dharma talks (Sept. 2013): Taking Life Whole; Zazen is Useless; Isan’s Buffalo; A Seamless Monument

Wisdom: Psychologically Minded Zen ( July 5, 2019)

Wisdom: Ending the Pursuit of Happiness: 10 part lecture series (nd)


Diogenes Laertius. The Life of Zeno. (translated) Larkspur Press, Monterey, KY 1996

Sappho; two untitled poems in: Barrow Street. Fall 2001. View pages: 1, 2, 3, 4

After Horace