SLEEPING, DREAMING, AND DYING: AN EXPLORATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS

SLEEPING, DREAMING, AND DYING: AN EXPLORATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS

By: Lama, His Holiness the Dalai

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This is an absorbing account of a dialogue between leading Western scientis ts and the foremost representative of Buddhism today, the Dalai Lama of Tib et. For modern science, the transitional states of consciousness lie at the for efront of research in many fields. For a Buddhist practitioner these same s tates present crucial opportunities to explore and transform consciousness itself. This book is the account of a historic dialogue between leading Wes tern scientists and the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Revolving around three key mom ents of consciousness-sleep, dreams, and death-the conversations recorded h ere are both engrossing and highly readable. Whether the topic is lucid dre aming, near-death experiences, or the very structure of consciousness itsel f, the reader is continually surprised and delighted. Narrated by Francisco Varela, an internationally recognized neuroscientist, the book begins with insightful remarks on the notion of personal identity by noted philosopher Charles Taylor, author of the acclaimed Sources of Se lf. This sets the stage for Dr. Jerome Engel, Dr. Joyce MacDougal, and othe rs to engage in extraordinary exchanges with the Dalai Lama on topics rangi ng from the neurology of sleep to the yoga of dreams. Remarkable convergences between the Western scientific tradition and the Buddhist contemplative sciences are revealed. Dr. Jayne Gackenbach's discussion of lucid dreaming, for example, prompts a detailed and fascinating response from the Dalai Lama on the manipulat.

Title: SLEEPING, DREAMING, AND DYING: AN EXPLORATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Author Name: Lama, His Holiness the Dalai

Categories: Buddhism,

Publisher: Wisdom Publications: 2002

ISBN Number: 0861711238

ISBN Number 13: 9780861711239

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000050333