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Meditation, Buddhism, and science

Author: David L McMahan; Erik Braun
Publisher: New York (N.Y.) : Oxford University Press, 2017.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L McMahan; Erik Braun
ISBN: 9780190495794 0190495790 9780190495800 0190495804
OCLC Number: 1034777105
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 213-237. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (xi-253 p.) ; 24 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, Erik Braun.
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