Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
  1. $18.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Universe in a Single Atom Unabridged

by

Universe in a Single Atom Unabridged Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Gallileo, Copernicus, Newton, Niels Bohr, Einstein. Their insights shook our perception of who we are and where we stand in the world and in their wake have left an uneasy co-existence: science vs. religion, faith vs. empirical enquiry. Which is the keeper of truth? Which is the true path to understanding reality?

After forty years of study with some of the greatest scientific minds as well as a lifetime of meditative, spiritual and philosophical study, the Dalai Lama presents a brilliant analysis of why both disciplines must be pursued in order to arrive at a complete picture of the truth. Science shows us ways of interpreting the physical world, while spirituality helps us cope with reality. But the extreme of either is impoverishing. The belief that all is reducible to matter and energy leaves out a huge range of human experience: emotions, yearnings, compassion, culture. At the same time, holding unexamined spiritual beliefs-beliefs that are contradicted by evidence, logic, and experience-can lock us into fundamentalist cages.

Through an examination of Darwinism and karma, quantum mechanics and philosophical insight into the nature of reality, neurobiology and the study of consciousness, the Dalai Lama draws significant parallels between contemplative and scientific examination of reality. “I believe that spirituality and science are complementary but different investigative approaches with the same goal of seeking the truth,” His Holiness writes. “In this, there is much each may learn from the other, and together they may contribute to expanding the horizon of human knowledge and wisdom.”

This breathtakingly personal examination is a tribute to the Dalai Lamas teachers-both of science and spirituality. The legacy of this book is a vision of the world in which our different approaches to understanding ourselves, our universe and one another can be brought together in the service of humanity.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and is both the temporal and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. The Dalai Lama travels the world speaking on peace and interreligious understand, giving Buddhist teachings, and meeting with political leaders as he works tirelessly on behalf of the Tibetan people. He resides in Dharamsala, India, and is the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739322659
Read:
Gere, Richard
Publisher:
Random House Audio Assets
Read by:
Gere, Richard
Read:
Gere, Richard
Author:
Lama, Dalai
Author:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Author:
Gere, Richard
Subject:
Buddhism - Tibetan
Subject:
Spiritual
Subject:
Religion & Science
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Tibetan Buddhism
Edition Description:
Five CD
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.25 x 5.4 x 1 in 0.35 lb
Media Run Time:
375

Related Subjects


Religion » Eastern Religions » Buddhism » Tibetan Buddhism
Religion » World Religions » Religion and Science

Universe in a Single Atom Unabridged
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details pages Random House Audio Assets - English 9780739322659 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.