Dalai Lama at MIT

Dalai Lama at MIT

by Anne Harrington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674027337

ISBN-13: 2900674027335

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: Harvard

The meeting between the Dalai Lama, other Buddhist monks and scholars, and Western scientists captured headlines; the waiting list for tickets was almost 2,000 names long. If you couldn't be there, this book will take you there. Including both the papers given at the conference and animated discussion and debate that followed, The Dalai Lama at MIT shows scientist and…  See more details below

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The meeting between the Dalai Lama, other Buddhist monks and scholars, and Western scientists captured headlines; the waiting list for tickets was almost 2,000 names long. If you couldn't be there, this book will take you there. Including both the papers given at the conference and animated discussion and debate that followed, The Dalai Lama at MIT shows scientist and monks reaching across their cultural divide to share insights, studies, and enduring questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900674027335
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
304

Table of Contents

1Introduction3
2Neurophenomenology and Francisco Varela19
3Understandings of attention and cognitive control from cognitive neuroscience27
4Buddhist training in enhanced attention skills37
Dialogue : attention and cognitive control47
5Buddhist perspectives on mental imagery69
6Introspection and mechanism in mental imagery79
Dialogue : imagery and visualization91
7An abhidharmic view of emotional pathologies and their remedies117
8Emotions from the perspectives of Western biobehavioral science141
Dialogue : emotion151
Dialogue : integration and implications179
9Reflections on "investigating the mind," one year later219
About the mind and life institute245

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