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Embracing Mind The Common Ground of Science and Spirituality

ISBN-10: 159030683X
ISBN-13: 9781590306833
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

The mind is the place where science and spirituality can meet. Here a renowned scientist who is also a teacher of Buddhist meditation explores the nature of mind from scientific and spiritual perspectives to present a new model that incorporates the truths of contemplative spirituality. "This book shows clearly and compellingly how Buddhism and other spiritual traditions may help enrich our understanding of the mind and its role in nature, without reducing it merely to a material function or property of the brain."H. H. the Dalai Lama.

B. Alan Wallace teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Gary A. Tubb is Dharam Hinduja Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit Teaching and Indic Research in the Department of Religion, Columbia University.Emery R. Boose is the Information and Computer Systems Manager at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
What's Wrong with This Picture?
A Shotgun Wedding-The Marriage of Science and Christianity
When You Least Expect It-Materialism Undermined
When Believing Is Seeing-How Belief Influences Perception
The Mind behind the Eyepiece-Limits on Scientific Objectivity
Masquerade-Scientific Materialism Poses as Science
Consciousness-Completing the Picture
Coming Full Circle-And Meeting the East
Deciding What's True-Objectivity and Empiricism in Contemplation
Illuminating the Black Boxes of Mind and Matter
Science and Contemplation-Probing the Mind Together
A Science of Consciousness? One Provocative Example from the Buddhist Tradition
Tools and Technologies of a Buddhist Science of Contemplation
Shamatha-Meditative Quiescence
Vipashyana-Insight Meditation
The Great Perfection
"Complementary" Practices
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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