Anne Harrington Arthur Zajonc
- Title: The Dalai Lama at MIT
- Author: Anne Harrington Arthur Zajonc
- ISBN: 9780674023192
- Page: 291
- Format: Hardcover
Their meeting captured headlines the waiting list for tickets was nearly 2000 names long If you were unable to attend, this book will take you there Including both the papers given at the conference, and the animated discussion and debate that followed, The Dalai Lama at MIT reveals scientists and monks reaching across a cultural divide, to share insights, studies and eTheir meeting captured headlines the waiting list for tickets was nearly 2000 names long If you were unable to attend, this book will take you there Including both the papers given at the conference, and the animated discussion and debate that followed, The Dalai Lama at MIT reveals scientists and monks reaching across a cultural divide, to share insights, studies and enduring questions Is there any substance to monks claims that meditation can provide astonishing memories for words and images Is there any neuroscientific evidence that meditation will help you pay attention, think better, control and even eliminate negative emotions Are Buddhists right to make compassion a fundamental human emotion, and Western scientists wrong to have neglected it The Dalai Lama at MIT shows scientists finding startling support for some Buddhist claims, Buddhists eager to participate in neuroscientific experiments, as well as misunderstandings and laughter Those in white coats and those in orange robes agree that joining forces could bring new light to the study of human minds.
Recent Comments "The Dalai Lama at MIT"
what to read the science of buddha.!
A few years ago a public conference and debate was organised between Buddhist scholars and scientists working in the areas of psychology and neuroscience. The meeting took place at MIT and was intended to investigate the possibilities for collaboration between the two traditions, especially when investigating areas such as attention, emotion and visual imagery. Those terms are techical, and don’t mean exactly the same to the participants as they do to a layman, but seem to give a reasonable id [...]
I picked this up because I love the Dalai Lama. It is the transcription of a conference held at MIT in which scientists and Buddhist collaborate in an investigation of how the mind perceives things and how it deals with emotions. Incidentally, in the strictest Buddhist sense, emotions don't exist. Mull that over for a bit. Yeah, deep stuff. Another gem was the comparison of the state of "Pure Awareness" as being "A mirror that's not reflecting anything." Again, wow. I'll admit that some of the s [...]
certainly interesting at times, but stays a bit too much at the surface, and repeats itself a lot -- and not in the way that reinforces difficult ideas. still, it did make me think about the limits of science and the value of other types of human knowledge, and that was in many ways the point.
Didn't read all of this, very little with the Lama ( misleading title )
Great book to connect d dots between science and spiritualism
I can imagine the Buddha rolling his eyes over this.
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