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Neuroscience and psychology of meditation in everyday life : searching for the essence of mind

Author: Dusana Dorjee
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dusana Dorjee
ISBN: 9781138691841 1138691844 9781138691858 1138691852
OCLC Number: 1003278127
Description: pages cm
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction Chapter 1: THE NEW SCIENCE OF MEDITATION What is the science of meditation missing?The mind's capacity to self-regulatePurpose, meaning and modes of existential awarenessExistential drive, health and well-beingTowards a long-term perspective of meditationSummary: Chapter 1 Chapter 2: LONG-TERM MEDITATION PRACTICENeural plasticity, body physiology and meditationThe state and trait effects of meditationThe quantity and quality of meditation practiceFormal and informal meditationAdverse effects of meditationDeveloping a long-term perspective of meditationSummary: Chapter 2Chapter 3: MINDFULNESSWhat is mindfulness?How to develop mindfulness?Neuroscience of mindfulnessMindfulness, self-regulation and existential well-beingA day of mindfulness practiceMindfulness from a long-term practice perspectiveSummary: Chapter 3Chapter 4: COMPASSION AND RELATED QUALITIESWhat is compassion? A Buddhist perspectiveWhat is compassion? A Western scientific perspectiveDeveloping compassion and related qualities in the Buddhist contextNeuroscience of compassion and loving kindnessCompassion, self-regulation and existential well-beingA day of compassion practiceCompassion from a long-term practice perspectiveSummary: Chapter 4Chapter 5: VISUALIZATION IN MEDITATION PRACTICE What is visualization-based meditation?Developing visualization-based meditation practice in the Buddhist contextNeuroscience of visualization-based meditationVisualization-based meditation, self-regulation and well-beingA day of visualization-based meditationVisualization-based meditation from a long-term practice perspectiveSummary: Chapter 5Chapter 6: EXISTENTIAL INSIGHT AND DREAM YOGAWhat is existential insight? The Western approachWhat is existential insight? The Buddhist approachDeveloping existential insight in daytime and dream yoga practiceNeuroscience of existential insight and dream yoga practicesExistential insight, self-regulation and existential well-being24 hours of meditation practiceExistential insight practice from a long-term perspectiveSummary: Chapter 6Chapter 7: THE STATE OF EXISTENTIAL BALANCEWhat is the state of existential balance?Developing the state of existential balanceNeuroscience of the state of existential balanceThe state of existential balance, self-regulation and existential well-beingThe state of existential balance in everyday lifeThe state of existential balance from a long-term practice perspectiveSummary: Chapter 7Chapter 8: THE POTENTIAL OF CONTEMPLATIVE SCIENCEContemplative psychologyContemplative psychotherapyContemplative neuroscienceContemplative science in health careDevelopmental contemplative scienceContemplative science and societyChallenges facing contemplative scienceConclusionSummary: Chapter 8
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