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The Dalai Lama at MIT
Author Harrington, Anne ; Zajonc, Arthur
Date2008.04.15
Pages304
PublisherHarvard University Press
Publisher Url http://www.hup.harvard.edu/
LocationCambridge, MA, US [劍橋, 麻薩諸塞州, 美國]
Content type書籍=Book
Language英文=English
Keyword佛教人物=Buddhist; 喇嘛=Lama; 慈悲心=Compassion=Metta=Loving Kindness=Maitri; 達賴喇嘛=Dalai Lama; 靜坐=Meditation; 禪修=Meditation
AbstractTheir 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.
ISBN9780674027336 (pbk)
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Created date2008.06.25
Modified date2008.06.25



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