Both broad and deep, this eye-opening book is one of the best available overviews of the radical psychological teachings underlying the Buddhist approach to freedom and peace. Sophisticated without being daunting, brilliantly clear without becoming simplistic, Andrew Olendzki's writing is filled with rich phrases, remarkable images, and the fruits of decades of careful thought. Grounded in profound scholarship, psychological sophistication, and many years of teaching and personal practice, this much-anticipated collection of essays will appeal to anyone looking to gain a richer understanding of Buddhism's experiential tools for exploring the inner world. In Unlimiting Mind, Olendzki provokes fresh and familiar reflections on core Buddhist teachings.
"An excellent and very accessible introduction to Buddhist psychology. Olendzki's presentation of the Abhidhamma is particularly helpful and informative."
– David R. Loy, author of Money, Sex, War, Karma and The World is Made of Stories
"A wonderful collection. These thoughtful and insightful reflections on the Buddha's teachings will appeal to scholars and practitioners alike."
– Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism without Beliefs
"This book has the power to change how you see yourself and the world. It's a remarkable read for teachers, counselors, psychologists, philosophers--anyone concerned with the human condition."
– Christopher K. Germer, PhD author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion and Mindfulness and Psychotherepy
"Unlimiting Mind is a rare treat. Andrew Olendzki brings a unique and often brilliant perspective to core Buddhist teachings. He enlarges our understanding of basic principles and raises sometimes unsettling questions about familiar assumptions. This book is an excellent introduction to Buddhism as well as an enlightening jolt to experienced practitioners. Highly recommended."
– Joseph Goldstein, author of One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism and A Heart Full of Peace
"I cannot recommend this book strongly enough. Unlimiting Mind is one of the most intelligent collections of articles on Buddhism that I have read for a very long time. An impressive work that shows the Buddha to be not only the first 'psychologist' but an extremely radical thinker."