Mind in the balance: meditation in science, Buddhism, & Christianity

Part I: Meditation-Where It Started and How It Got Here -- Who am I? -- The origins of contemplation -- The scientific externalization of meditation -- Scientific studies of meditation -- Part II: Meditation in Theory and Practice -- Practice: attending to the breath of life -- Theory: coming to our...

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Main Author: Wallace, B. Alan 1950-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Columbia University Press 2014
Edition:paperback ed.
Series/Journal:Columbia series in science and religion
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Meditation / Human sciences
B Meditation / Buddhism / Christianity
B Meditation
Further subjects:B Meditation
B Meditation Buddhism
B Meditation Christianity
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Summary:Part I: Meditation-Where It Started and How It Got Here -- Who am I? -- The origins of contemplation -- The scientific externalization of meditation -- Scientific studies of meditation -- Part II: Meditation in Theory and Practice -- Practice: attending to the breath of life -- Theory: coming to our senses -- Practice: the union of stillness and motion -- Theory: knowing and healing the mind -- Practice: behold the light of consciousness -- Theory: exploring the nature of consciousness -- Practice: probing the nature of the observer -- Theory: the ground state of consciousness -- Practice: oscillating awareness -- Theory: consciousness without beginning or end -- Practice: resting in the stillness of awareness -- Theory: worlds of skepticism -- Practice: the emptiness of mind -- Theory: the participatory worlds of Buddhism -- Practice: the emptiness of matter -- Theory: the participatory worlds of philosophy and science -- Practice: resting in timeless consciousness -- Theory: the luminous space of pristine awareness -- Practice: meditation in action -- The universe as a whole -- What shall we become?
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-232) and index
ISBN:0231147317