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Embracing Mind: The Common Ground of Science and Spirituality

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<p align="left" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left; line-height: 150%;">What is Mind? For this ancient question we are still seeking answers. B. Alan Wallace and Brian Hodel propose a science of the mind based on the contemplative wisdom of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christianity, and Islam.

<p align="left" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left; line-height: 150%;">The authors begin by exploring the history of science, showing how science tends to ignore the mind, even while it is understood to be the very instrument through which we comprehend the world of nature. They then propose a contemplative science of mind based on the sophisticated techniques of meditation that have been practiced for thousands of years in the great spiritual traditions. The final section presents meditations that are of universal relevance&#8212;to scientists and people of all faiths&#8212;for revealing new dimensions of consciousness and human flourishing. <p align="left" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left; line-height: 150%;"> Embracing Mind moves us beyond the dogmatic debates between theists and atheists over Intelligent Design and Neo-Darwinism, and it returns us to the vital core of science and spirituality: deepening our experience of reality as a whole.

About the Author

B. Alan Wallace has authored, translated, edited, and contributed to more than forty books on Tibetan Buddhism, science, and culture. With fourteen years as a Buddhist monk, he earned a BA in physics and the philosophy of science and then a PhD in religious studies. After teaching in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he founded the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies (http://sbinstitute.com) to explore the integration of scientific approaches and contemplative methods.

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ISBN:
9781590306833
Author:
Wallace, B Alan
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Author:
Hodel, Brian
Author:
Wallace, Alan B.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Religion & Science
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.92x5.98x.69 in. .91 lbs.

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