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Mind Science, An East West Dialogue, Dalai Lama
Mind Science, An East West Dialogue
By: Dalai Lama
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What is the subtle relationship between mind and body? What can today's scientists learn about this relationship from masters of Buddhist thought? Is it possible that by combining Western and Eastern approaches, we can reach a new understanding of the nature of the mind, the human potential for growth, the possibilities for mental and physical health?
"MindScience" explores these and other questions as it documents the beginning of a historic dialogue between modern science and Buddhism. Based on a day long Harvard Medical School symposium in which His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Indo-Tibetan scholars met with leading authorities from the fields of medicine, psychiatry, psychology, psychobiology, neurobiology, and education, "MindScience" offers important new insights into the workings of perception, cognition, and the body/mind connection.
Two Views of Mind: Abhidharma & Brain Science
By: deCharms
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For Buddhism, mind is awareness. For science, mind is a mechanism in action: the functioning of a machine which can be understood by analyzing its processes and parts. Is there anything that these two very different methods can teach each other?

In this ground-breaking work, Christopher deCharms lays out the Buddhist theory of perception side-by-side with recent discoveries of Western neuroscience on the brain activity of human cognition.
Mind and Life: Discussions with the Dalai Lama on the Nature of Reality
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For over a decade, a small group of scientists and philosophers-members of the Mind and Life Institute-have met regularly to explore the intersection between science and the spirit. At one of these meetings, the themes discussed were both fundamental and profound: can physics, chemistry, and biology explain the mystery of life? How do our philosophical assumptions influence science and the ethics we bring to biotechnology? And how does an ancient spiritual tradition throw new light on these questions?

Pier Luigi Luisi not only reproduces this dramatic, cross-cultural dialogue, in which world-class scientists, philosophers, and Buddhist scholars develop a holistic approach to the scientific exploration of reality, but also adds scientific background to their presentations, as well as supplementary discussions with prominent participants and attendees. Interviews with His Holiness the Karmapa, the Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, and the actor and longtime human rights advocate Richard Gere take the proceedings into new directions, enriching the material with personal viewpoints and lively conversation about such topics as the origin of matter, the properties of cells, the nature of evolution, and the ethics of genetic manipulation.

A keen study of character, Luisi incorporates his own amusing observations into this fascinating dialogue, painting a very human portrait of some of our greatest-and most intimidating-thinkers. Deeply textured and cleverly crafted, Mind and Life is an excellent opportunity for any reader to join in the debate surrounding this cutting-edge field of inquiry.
Contemplative Science : Where Buddhism and Neuroscience Converge
By: Alan Wallace, Brian Model
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Science has long treated religion as a set of personal beliefs that have little to do with a rational understanding of the mind and the universe. However, B. Alan Wallace, a respected Buddhist scholar, proposes that the contemplative methodologies of Buddhism and of Western science are capable of being integrated into a single discipline: contemplative science.
Buddhism and Science: Breaking New Ground
By: Alan Wallace
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Buddhism and Science brings together distinguished philosophers, Buddhist scholars, physicists, and cognitive scientists to examine the contrasts and connections between the worlds of Western science and Eastern spirituality. This compilation was inspired by a suggestion made by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, himself one of the contributors, after one of a series of cross-cultural scientific dialogues in Dharamsala, India, sponsored by the Mind and Life Institute.
Mind, Brain and the Path to Happiness: A guide to Buddhist mind training and the neuroscience of meditation
By: Dusana Dorjee
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Mind, Brain and the Path to Happiness presents a contemporary account of traditional Buddhist mind training and the pursuit of well being and happiness in the context of the latest research in psychology and the neuroscience of meditation.