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THE MISLEADING MIND

How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them

Buddhism asserts that we each have the potential to free ourselves from the prison of our problems. As practiced for more than twenty-six hundred years, the process involves working with, rather than against, our depression, anxiety, and compulsions. We do this by recognizing the habitual ways our minds perceive and react — the way they mislead. The lively exercises and inspiring real-world examples Cayton provides can help you transform intractable problems and neutralize suffering by cultivating a radically liberating self-understanding.

An Interview with Karuna Cayton about The Misleading Mind

Endorsements

“This is truly a manual for becoming a happier and kinder person.”
Rasmus Hougaard, managing director of the Potential Project

“Karuna Cayton's analysis and method in The Misleading Mind are well thought-out and should be a great help to readers.”
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

The Misleading Mind is a self-help manual full of accurate descriptions of traditional Buddhist teachings, recipes for mental health, and a map of the paths leading to a productive and well-balanced life.”
Jeffrey Hopkins, professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and president of the UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies

The Misleading Mind shares the profound depth of Buddhist psychological wisdom in a wonderfully inviting and accessible way. I highly recommend it.”
Peter Fenner, PhD, teacher and author of Radiant Mind

“Through his many years of deep study of Buddhist psychology, sincere introspection, and work at helping others, Karuna Cayton has gained genuine wisdom, which he generously shares in The Misleading Mind....This is a clear, grounded, and useful guidebook for working with the mind and heart.”
Lorne Ladner, PhD, psychologist and author of The Lost Art of Compassion