Two Views of Mind: Abhidharma and Brain Science

Two Views of Mind: Abhidharma and Brain Science

by Christopher deCharms, R. Christopher Decharms
     
 

Scientists compares and contrasts the Buddhists theory of perception and Western neuroscience.See more details below

Overview

Scientists compares and contrasts the Buddhists theory of perception and Western neuroscience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559390811
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
1,227,165
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

10 Concepts in Tibetan Abhidharma and Western Neuroscience
SECTION I: THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK
Introduction15
1 The Usefulness of an Exchange: A Discussion with His
Holiness the Dalai Lama19
SECTION II: A GLIMPSE OF THE TIBETAN VIEW OF MIND
2 Approaching the Tibetan View of Mind25
3 A Very Different Metaphor of Mind—His Holiness the
Dalai Lama29
4 A Discussion with the Venerable Lobsang Gyatso: Mind
and Mental Factors31
SECTION III: BUDDHISM AND SCIENCE
5 Is Buddhism Scientific? No45
6 A Discussion with Kamtrul Rinpoche—A Different
Authoritative Base57
SECTION IV: PERCEIVING THE REAL
7 Perception in Tibetan Abhidharma and Western
Neuroscience63
8 A Discussion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Aspects
of Perception94
9 A Discussion with Lati Rinpoche: Perception and the
Illuminating Nature of Mind101
SECTION V: IDEAS OF REALITY
113
11 A Discussion with Gen Damcho—Objects of Thought161
12 A Discussion with Lati Rinpoche—Ideas, Concepts,
andTerms178
SECTION VI: MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCE
13 A Discussion with Kamtrul Rinpoche: Memory and the
Freedom of the Mind199
14 A Discussion with Lati Rinpoche: Memory and the Subtle
Channels of the Mind206
15 A Discussion with Gen Damcho: Objects of the Mind and
Memory213
SECTION VII: CONCLUSIONS: WHAT CAN BE LEARNED?
16 The Mind from Inside and Out223
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS231
NOTES233

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