This panel will define and converse about enlightenment and human freedom from the perspective of both practices. What is the function of idealization in each practice; how is it used and abused? How are splitting and projection a part of normal relationships in the teacher-student and analyst-analysand dyads? What are the differences in the different lineages of psychoanalysis and Buddhism in regard to the ideal of liberation? Is liberation actually possible? If so, how, and if not, why?
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