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Author Austin, James H., 1925-

Title Meditating selflessly : practical neural Zen / James H. Austin
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 251 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents pt. 1. An introduction to selfless meditation -- pt. 2. Meditating selflessly outdoors -- pt. 3. Meditating selflessly indoors -- pt. 4. Attending meditative retreats -- pt. 5. Daily life practice
Summary This is not the usual kind of self-help book. Indeed, its major premise heeds a Zen master's advice to be less self-centered. Yes, it is "one more book of words about Zen," as the author concedes, yet this book explains meditative practices from the perspective of a " neural Zen." The latest findings in brain research inform its suggestions. In Meditating Selflessly, James Austin -- Zen practitioner, neurologist and author of three acclaimed books on Zen and neuroscience -- guides readers toward that open awareness already awaiting them on the cushion and in the natural world.<br /><br />Austin offers concrete advice -- often in a simplified question-and-answer format -- about different ways to meditate. He clarifies both the concentrative and receptive styles of meditation. Drawing widely from the exciting new field of contemplative neuroscience, Austin helps resolve an ancient paradox: why both insight wisdom and selflessness arise simultaneously during enlightened states of consciousness
Analysis NEUROSCIENCE/General
COGNITIVE SCIENCES/Psychology/Cognitive Psychology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Meditation -- Buddhism -- Miscellanea
Zen Buddhism -- Psychology -- Miscellanea
Self-consciousness (Awareness) -- Religious aspects -- Miscellanea
Meditation -- methods
RELIGION -- Buddhism -- General.
Meditation -- Buddhism
Self-consciousness (Awareness) -- Religious aspects
Zen Buddhism -- Psychology
Genre/Form miscellanies.
Trivia and miscellanea
Trivia and miscellanea.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010049673
ISBN 9780262300155