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Healing Emotions

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Can the mind heal the body? The Buddhist tradition says yes—and now many Western scientists are beginning to agree.

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Healing Emotions is the record of the 1991 Mind and Life Conference III - an extraordinary series of encounters between the Dalai Lama and prominent Western psychologists, physicians, and meditation teachers that sheds new light on the mind-body connection.

Topics include: compassion as medicine; the nature of consciousness; self-esteem; and the meeting points of mind, body and spirit.

"A sticking point between modern science and Buddhism is the relationship between mind and brain. Western science sees mind as an emergent property of consciousness that depends on the brain, while Tibetan Buddhist thought postulates a subtle order of consciousness not dependent on brain. Does the failure of Western science to identify mental processes that do not reduce to brain function mean there is no consciousness independent of brain? The Dalai Lama contends that extremely subtle levels of consciousness that have yet to be discovered by the West are accessible for advanced meditators, who can use them for lucid dreaming and conscious dying. If confirmed by science, such a realization would mean radically altering the paradigm of Western neuroscience."

Editor Goleman, Daniel
Author Lama, Dalai
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 277 pp.
Publisher Shambhala Publications 2003
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