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Zen-brain horizons : toward a living zen

Author: James H Austin
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Zen-Brain Horizons, James Austin draws on his decades of experience as a neurologist and Zen practitioner to clarify the benefits of meditative training. Austin integrates classical Buddhist literature with modern brain research, exploring the horizons of a living, neural Zen. When viewed in the light of today, the timeless wisdom of some Zen masters seems almost to have anticipated recent research in the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H Austin
ISBN: 9780262027564 0262027569 9780262321150 0262321157
OCLC Number: 864808765
Description: xxi, 273 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I: Looking far back into the distant past --
Two old men consult Buddha --
Neuropsychological aspects of the attentive self --
Neural correlations of meditating selflessly --
Buddhist botany 101 --
Part I: Looking back into earlier centuries of the common era --
A glimpse of "Just This" in Tand Dynasty China (618-907) --
avian Zen --
Homage to William James --
Part III: Sampling recent reports --
Recent clinical information --
Mindfulness starts as present-moment awareness --
Subconscious background qualities that can infuse awareness --
Part IV: Out into the distnace about the horizon --
Reprocessing emotinally traumatic imagery while elevating the gaze --
Spontaneous color imagery during meditation --
A way out of the grand delusion --
Part V: Peering into the future --
New research horizons --
Resources of enduring happiness: Opening to "Just This" --
In closing.
Responsibility: James H. Austin, M.D.

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