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The Monastery and the Microscope

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An illuminating record of dialogues between the Dalai Lama and some of today's most prominent scientists, philosophers, and contemplatives.   In 2013, during a historic six-day meeting at a Tibetan monastery in southern India, the Dalai Lama gathered with leading scientists, philosophers, and monks for in-depth discussions on the nature of reality, consciousness, and the human mind. This eye-opening book presents a record of those spirited and wide-ranging dialogues, featuring contributions from prominent scholars like Richard Davidson, Matthieu Ricard, Tania Singer, and Arthur Zajonc as they address such questions as: Does nature have a nature? Do you need a brain to be conscious? Can we change our minds and brains through meditation? Throughout, the contributors explore the exciting and sometimes surprising commonalities between Western scientific and Tibetan Buddhist methods of perceiving, investigating, and knowing. Part history, part state-of-the-field, part inspiration for the future, this book rigorously and accessibly explores what these two investigative traditions can teach each other, and what that can tell us about ourselves and the world.

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Author(s):
Wendy Hasenkamp (Ed.) with Janna R White
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
250x170x27
EAN-13:
9780300218084
Edition:
2017
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780300218084
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
385
Publisher:
Yale University Press

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An illuminating record of dialogues between the Dalai Lama and some of today's most prominent scientists, philosophers, and contemplatives.   In 2013, during a historic six-day meeting at a Tibetan monastery in southern India, the Dalai Lama gathered with leading scientists, philosophers, and monks for in-depth discussions on the nature of reality, consciousness, and the human mind. This eye-opening book presents a record of those spirited and wide-ranging dialogues, featuring contributions from prominent scholars like Richard Davidson, Matthieu Ricard, Tania Singer, and Arthur Zajonc as they address such questions as: Does nature have a nature? Do you need a brain to be conscious? Can we change our minds and brains through meditation? Throughout, the contributors explore the exciting and sometimes surprising commonalities between Western scientific and Tibetan Buddhist methods of perceiving, investigating, and knowing. Part history, part state-of-the-field, part inspiration for the future, this book rigorously and accessibly explores what these two investigative traditions can teach each other, and what that can tell us about ourselves and the world.

Author(s):
Wendy Hasenkamp (Ed.) with Janna R White
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
250x170x27
EAN-13:
9780300218084
Edition:
2017
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780300218084
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
385
Publisher:
Yale University Press

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