Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

Unlimiting Mind - Praise

The Radically Experiential Psychology of Buddhism

“This book has the power to change how you see yourself and the world. Andrew Olendzki has declassified the radical psychological insights of the Buddha and made them accessible to us all in a series of short, deftly-illuminating essays. It’s a remarkable read for anyone interested in the human condition.”—Christopher K. Germer, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

Unlimiting Mind is a rare treat. Highly recommended. Andrew Olendzki brings a unique and often brilliant perspective to core Buddhist teachings. He enlarges our understanding of basic principles and raises occasionally unsettling questions about familiar assumptions. An excellent introduction to Buddhism as well as an enlightening jolt to experienced practitioners.”—Joseph Goldstein, author of A Heart Full of Peace

“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

“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.”—John Peacock, Oxford Mindfulness Centre

“The field of modern psychology might only be a century or so old, but its explanations and insight into Buddhist thought are uniquely described in this book. Buddha was indeed the first ‘psychologist’ and the author shows that he was also a radical thinker. Mental health professionals and students of Buddhism alike will find much to appreciate in Unlimiting Mind.”—Mandala