4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Destructive Emotions and How We Can Overcome Them (Paperback)
I read this book in Dutch, hence I can't really comment on the author's style.
The book is an attempt to bring scientific analysis to bear on meditative techniques and their effect.
One problem (and it's a problem in traditionalist Buddhism as a rule) is that it uses as a central premiss the notion that so-called 'negative' emotions have to be got rid of, whereas Zen Buddhism, for example, and Western psychotherapy approaches the question from 'just being' and 'allowing to be', working through, etc.
Still, the book is well worth a read and contains some useful information.