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Meditation, Buddhism, and science

Author: David L McMahan; Erik Braun
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction: From colonialism to brainscans : modern transformations of Buddhist meditation / David L. McMahan and Erik Braun -- How meditation works : theorizing the role of cultural context in Buddhist contemplative practices / David L. McMahan -- Looping effects and the cognitive science of mindfulness meditation / Evan Thompson -- Buddhism, happiness, and the science of meditation / William Edelglass --  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David L McMahan; Erik Braun
ISBN: 9780190495794 0190495790 9780190495800 0190495804 9780190495831 0190495839
OCLC Number: 1011570106
Description: Seiten cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: From Colonialism to Brainscans: Modern Transformations of Buddhist Meditation David L. McMahan and Erik Braun2. How Meditation Works: Theorizing the Role of Cultural Context in Buddhist Contemplative PracticesDavid L. McMahan3. Looping Effects and the Cognitive Science of Mindfulness MeditationEvan Thompson4. Buddhism, Happiness, and the Science of MeditationWilliam Edelglass5. Reflections on Indian Buddhist Thought and the Scientific Study of Meditation, Or: Why Scientists Should Talk More with Their Monks William S. Waldron6. "Mind the Gap:" Appearance and Reality in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive TherapyJoanna Cook7. "Wherever You Go, There You . . . Aren't?" Non-self, Spirits, and the Concept of the Person in Thai Buddhist MindfulnessJulia Cassaniti8. "Mindfulness Makes You a Way Better Lover": Mindful Sex and the Adaption of Buddhism to New Cultural DesiresJeff Wilson9. Mindful but not Religious: Meditation and Enchantment in the Work of Jon Kabat-ZinnErik Braun10. Is Mindfulness Buddhist? (And Why It Matters)Robert H. Sharf
Responsibility: [edited by] David L. McMahan, Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies, Franklin & Marshall College; Erik Braun, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

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This volume explores the interrelations between Buddhist traditions and the scientific study of meditation. Essays consider the nature of modern meditation, its secularization, the values and goods  Read more...

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