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  • The Mind's Own Physicianby Jon Kabat-Zinn; Richard J. Davidson

    New Harbinger Publications 2012; US$ 24.95

    In Washington, DC, the Dalai Lama met with Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living , Richard Davidson, and other leading meditation researchers to explore the intersection between ancient meditation techniques and modern neuroscience. The result is a fascinating and revealing conversation about the potential of the human mind to heal itself... more...

  • The Buddha Taught Nonviolence, Not Pacifismby Paul R. Fleischman

    Pariyatti Publishing 2002; US$ 6.99

    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, this thought-provoking essay explores the Buddha's teaching to find one prescription: not war, not pacifism but nonviolence. more...

  • Buddhism and Scienceby B. Alan Wallace

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 39.99

    Buddhism and Science brings together distinguished philosophers, Buddhist scholars, physicists, and cognitive scientists to examine the contrasts and connections between the worlds of Western science and Eastern spirituality. This compilation was inspired by a suggestion made by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, himself one of the contributors, after... more...

  • Contemplative Scienceby B. Alan Wallace; Brian Hodel

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    B. Alan Wallace, renowned Buddhist scholar, integrates the contemplative methodologies of Buddhism and Western science into a single discipline: contemplative science. The science of consciousness investigates the mind through Buddhist contemplative techniques, such as shamatha , an organized, detailed system of training the attention. Just as... more...

  • Against a Hindu Godby Parimal G. Patil

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 59.99

    Philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God have been crucial to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. Critical to the history of philosophy in India, were the centuries-long arguments between Buddhist and Hindu philosophers about the existence of a God-like being called Isvara and the religious epistemology... more...

  • Meditations of a Buddhist Skepticby B. Alan Wallace

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    Renowned Buddhist philosopher B. Alan Wallace reasserts the power of shamatha and vipashyana, traditional Buddhist meditations, to clarify the mind's role in the natural world. Raising profound questions about human nature, free will, and experience versus dogma, Wallace challenges the claim that consciousness is nothing more than an emergent property... more...

  • Mind and Lifeby Pier Luigi Luisi; Zara Houshmand

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    For over a decade, a small group of scientists and philosophers?members of the Mind and Life Institute?have met regularly to explore the intersection between science and the spirit. At one of these meetings, the themes discussed were both fundamental and profound: can physics, chemistry, and biology explain the mystery of life? How do our philosophical... more...

  • A Tibetan Buddhist Approach to International Relationsby Alejandro Chávez-Segura

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 139.95

    This monograph examines the theological paradigms within Buddhism, a religion that interacts with the world without narratives of genesis and eschatology. This book argues that there is a need to study and understand this interdependent relation between the religious and the secular political world. more...

  • Creating True Peaceby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.50

    Thich Nhat Hanh has been the world's foremost peace activist for the past four decades. A highly respected Buddhist spiritual leader who is also a philosopher, scholar and student of human nature, he is, in many ways, very similar to the Dalai Lama. His unrivalled knowledge, wisdom and experience of peacemaking - a subject that he has very much made... more...

  • The Positive Psychology of Buddhism and Yoga, 2nd Editionby Marvin Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 43.95

    This book describes Buddhist-Yogic ideas in relation to those of contemporary Western psychology. The book begins with the Buddhist view of the human psyche and of the human condition. This leads to the question of what psychological changes need to be made to improve that condition. Similarities between Buddhism and Western Psychology include: ... more...