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Sleeping, dreaming, and dying : an exploration of consciousness with the Dalai Lama ; foreword by H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama ; narrated and edited by Francisco J. Varela ; with contributions by Jerome Engel, Jr. ... [et al.] ; translations by B. Alan Wallace and Thupten Jinpa.

Author: Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV; Francisco J Varela; Jerome Engel
Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, ©1997.
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"This book is the account of a historic dialogue between leading Western scientists and one of the foremost representatives of Buddhism today, the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Revolving around the three key moments of consciousness of sleep, dreams, and death - what internationally acclaimed neuroscientist Francisco Varela calls the ego's shadow zones - the conversations recorded here took place at the fourth Mind and Life  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV; Francisco J Varela; Jerome Engel
ISBN: 0861711238 9780861711239
OCLC Number: 36386680
Description: x, 254 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / The Dalai Lama --
A Prelude to the Journey --
Ch. 1. What's in a Self? --
Ch. 2. Brain's Sleep --
Ch. 3. Dreams and the Unconscious --
Ch. 4. Lucid Dreaming --
Ch. 5. Levels of Consciousness and Dream Yoga --
Ch. 6. Death and Christianity --
Ch. 7. What Is Bodily Death? --
Ch. 8. Near-Death Experiences --
Coda: Reflections on the Journey --
Appendix. About the Mind and Life Institute, Acknowledgments.
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"This book is the account of a historic dialogue between leading Western scientists and one of the foremost representatives of Buddhism today, the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Revolving around the three key moments of consciousness of sleep, dreams, and death - what internationally acclaimed neuroscientist Francisco Varela calls the ego's shadow zones - the conversations recorded here took place at the fourth Mind and Life Conference in Dharamsala, India. With contributions from acclaimed voices such as philosopher Charles Taylor, psychoanalyst Joyce McDougall, psychologist Jayne Gackenbach, cultural ecologist Joan Halifax, and neuroscientist Jerome Engel, the book is both engrossing and highly readable. Whether the topic is lucid dreaming, near death experiences, or the very structure of consciousness itself, the participants in this unique exchange continually surprise and delight us with their discoveries of convergences and divergences between their respective traditions."--Jacket.

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