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Gentle Bridges

Author : Jeremy W. Hayward
ISBN : 9780834828780
Genre : Religion
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What is the essence of the mind? Could computers ever have consciousness? Can compassion be learned? When does consciousness enter the human embryo? These are just some of the many questions that were discussed during a historic meeting that took place between several prominent Western scientists and the Dalai Lama. Gentle Bridges is a chronicle of this extraordinary exchange of ideas.

Gentle Bridges

Author : Jeremy W. Hayward
ISBN : 0877735174
Genre : Religion
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In 1987, Hayward, Varela, and several other Western scientists were invited to India to discuss the interface between the cognitive sciences and Buddhist psychology with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Now comes a clear presentation of the themes discussed at that meeting, including the mind and the brain, the self, perception, evolution, artificial intelligence, and much more.

A Gentle Bridge

Author : Kathleen Carman
ISBN : 9781525505911
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In A Gentle Bridge Ms. Carman discusses using mindful movement to create a gentle bridge between our physical and spiritual selves. While sharing her experience learning and teaching the Pilates Method, she also discusses her insights into the similarities between the Pilates approach to movement and spiritual themes she found in the Conversations with God books by Neale Donald Walsch. Throughout the text Ms. Carman offers opportunities to practice specific physical techniques that promote better posture. She also offers suggestions that help the reader become more aware of their own unconscious thoughts and methods to gain practical control over the more negative thoughts, replacing them with more positive ones. Finally, Ms. Carman encourages the reader to combine the improved thought with the improved posture, creating the “mind/body/spirit” connection in a very practical way.

Zwischen Den R?umen Gentle Bridges

Author : R. Anthony Hyman
ISBN : 3764367504
Genre : Architecture
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Das Forschungsinstitut für 300 internationale Spitzenwissenschaftler in der "Biopolis" Dresden bildet den idealen Rahmen für die Begegnung von Avantgarde-Architektur, zeitgenössischer Kunst und avancierter Naturwissenschaft. die renommierten finnischen Architekten Heikkinen & Komonen, die u.a. die Botschaft ihres Landes in Washington bauten, entwarfen hier einen "Ort, an dem das postgenomische Zeitalter beginnen soll" (DIE ZEIT). Der Berner Künstler George Steinmann, der mit seinen auf die Vernetzung natürlicher Systeme gerichteten Arbeiten vor allem in Nordeuropa, Kanada und der Schweiz präsent ist, hat die naturwissenschaftlichen Vorgänge in Form mehrerer Medien in einem "Metalog" aufgegriffen. Nicht zuletzt erscheinen zelluläre Vorgänge in den heute möglichen Visualisierungen als kongeniale Kunstwerke. In den großformatigen Abbildungen und den Texten der international renommierten Autoren werden die zahlreichen faszinierenden Verbindungen zwischen den beteiligten Disziplinen erkundet.

Waking Dreaming Being

Author : Evan Thompson
ISBN : 9780231538312
Genre : Religion
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A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain. Thompson shows how the self is a changing process, not a static thing. When we are awake we identify with our body, but if we let our mind wander or daydream, we project a mentally imagined self into the remembered past or anticipated future. As we fall asleep, the impression of being a bounded self distinct from the world dissolves, but the self reappears in the dream state. If we have a lucid dream, we no longer identify only with the self within the dream. Our sense of self now includes our dreaming self, the "I" as dreamer. Finally, as we meditate—either in the waking state or in a lucid dream—we can observe whatever images or thoughts arise and how we tend to identify with them as "me." We can also experience sheer awareness itself, distinct from the changing contents that make up our image of the self. Contemplative traditions say that we can learn to let go of the self, so that when we die we can witness its dissolution with equanimity. Thompson weaves together neuroscience, philosophy, and personal narrative to depict these transformations, adding uncommon depth to life's profound questions. Contemplative experience comes to illuminate scientific findings, and scientific evidence enriches the vast knowledge acquired by contemplatives.

Understanding The Dalai Lama

Author : Rajiv Mehrotra
ISBN : 1401926142
Genre : Religion
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His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the remarkable exiled spiritual and temporal head of Tibet, is a statesman for our troubled times. This collection of 11 essays by scholars, writers, theologians, and others whose lives he has touched represents a broad spectrum of perspectives on this Nobel Peace Prize recipient who is also a living Buddha to six million followers. Included among the contributions are personal reflections by those who have been privileged to get to know His Holiness, as well as illuminating introductions to some of his core beliefs. Editor Rajiv Mehrotra, who contributes the book’s first essay, says of the Dalai Lama, "As with all truly great and inspiring leaders, his life is his message and philosophy." The essays in this volume shed light on that fascinating life . . . painting the portrait of a tireless champion of compassion, altruism, and peace who is both deeply spiritual and disarmingly human.

The Custom Made Brain

Author : Jean-Didier Vincent
ISBN : 9780231534215
Genre : Medical
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Two leading neuroscientists examine how the brain is in flux and how this applies to addressing neurological, cognitive, and emotional health. Beginning with a survey of the fundamental scientific developments that led to our current understanding of the regenerative mind, the authors elucidate the breakthrough neurobiological studies that paved the way for our present understanding of the brain’s plasticity and regenerative capabilities. They then discuss the application of these findings to such issues as depression, dyslexia, schizophrenia, and cognitive therapy, incorporating the latest technologies in neuroimaging, optogenetics, and nanotechnology. Their work shows the brain is anything but a static organ, ceasing to grow as human beings become adults. Rather, the brain is dynamic, evolving organically in relation to physical, cultural, historical, and affective stimuli, a plasticity that provides early hope to survivors of trauma and degenerative disorders. “Highly informative, up to date, and entertaining, The Custom-Made Brain emphasizes that the brain is constantly being constructed during an individual’s lifetime, like a medieval cathedral that is never finished and yet ages without reaching ‘maturity.’ The brain, like the cathedral, is forever being repaired and restored. A stimulating read.” —Israel Rosenfield, City University of New York, author of The Invention of Memory: A New View of the Brain “This short account succeeds in an original and thought-provoking manner. It will become a valuable resource for clinicians who manage the care of those disabled by stroke, brain injury, or dementia. Many young scientists will be encouraged to take up the challenge of brain repair in the face of decades of therapeutic pessimism.” —Lawrence Whalley, University of Aberdeen, author of The Aging Brain

Destructive Emotions

Author : Daniel Goleman
ISBN : 9781408858813
Genre : Philosophy
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Can the worlds of science and philosophy work together to recognise our destructive emotions such as hatred, craving, and delusion? Bringing together ancient Buddhist wisdom and recent breakthroughs in a variety of fields from neuroscience to child development, Daniel Goleman's extraordinary book offers fresh insights into how we can recognise and transform our destructive emotions. Out of a week-long discussion between the Dalai Lama and small group of eminent psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers, Goleman weaves together a compelling narrative account. Where do these destructive emotions (craving, anger and delusion, known in Buddhism as the three poisons) come from? And how can we transform them to prevent them from threatening humanity's collective safety and its future?

From Tao To Psychology

Author : Julian Laboy
ISBN : 9781477135570
Genre : Philosophy
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In Western territories, the last two centuries have been demanding many so-called scientific fields of study a set of ideas that would change some of their traditional worldviews. These new ideas come from another set of worldviews that run parallel or have very similar discursive direction to traditional Eastern perspectives. In the West, this is happening in the fields of Psychology, Biology, Neurosciences, Physics, and others. On the other hand, Eastern perspectives that share similar views with the relatively new Western ideas are Buddhism, Taoism and Hinduism. This book will concentrate on the example of the similarities between specific theories in Psychology and Classical Taoism. Those similarities can be seen in three themes: union or separation of mind and body; union or separation of reason and emotions; and, finally, the construction or representation of knowledge. The primary goal is to see the possibilities of sharing and learning from both sides of the world; to walk a bridge that unites them. This is an introduction to the communication between East and West that is already taking place in many parts of the world.

Buddhism Science

Author : Ed. B. Alan Wallac
ISBN : 8120820258
Genre : Buddhism and science
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Reflecting its wide variety of topics, Buddhism and science is comprised of three sections. The first presents two historical overviews of the engagements between Buddhism and modern science or rather how Buddhism and modern science have definced, rivaled and complemented one another. The second describes the ways Buddhism and the cognitive sciences inform each other, the third address point of intersection between Buddhsim and the physical sciences. On the broadest level this work illuminates how different ways of exploring the nature of human identity the mind, and the universe at large can enrich and enlighten one another.

The New Physics And Cosmology

Author : Arthur Zajonc
ISBN : 9780199882830
Genre : Science
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What happens when the Dalai Lama meets with leading physicists and a historian? This book is the carefully edited record of the fascinating discussions at a Mind and Life conference in which five leading physicists and a historian (David Finkelstein, George Greenstein, Piet Hut, Arthur Zajonc, Anton Zeilinger, and Tu Weiming) discussed with the Dalai Lama current thought in theoretical quantum physics, in the context of Buddhist philosophy. A contribution to the science-religion interface, and a useful explanation of our basic understanding of quantum reality, couched at a level that intelligent readers without a deep involvement in science can grasp. In the tradition of other popular books on resonances between modern quantum physics and Zen or Buddhist mystical traditions--notably The Dancing Wu Li Masters and The Tao of Physics, this book gives a clear and useful update of the genuine correspondences between these two rather disparate approaches to understanding the nature of reality.

The Chronicle Of Secret Riven

Author : Ronlyn Domingue
ISBN : 9781451688931
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A girl with wondrous, hidden powers must find the courage to confront her destiny in this breathtaking sequel to The Mapmaker’s War, which New York Times bestseller Deborah Harkness called “an otherworldly tale that charts the all-too-human territory between heartbreak and hope.” To see is a trick of the mind, but to believe is a trick of the heart. Born to brilliant parents one thousand years after a great conflict known as The Mapmaker’s War, Secret Riven is an uncanny child who can mysteriously communicate with plants and animals. When her knowledge of an esoteric symbol brings unwelcome attention, gentle, watchful Secret finds acceptance from Prince Nikolas, her best friend, and Old Woman, who lives in the distant woods. When Secret is twelve, her mother, Zavet, receives an arcane manuscript to translate. Zavet begins to suffer nightmares and withdraws into herself. Secret sickens with a fever and awakens able to speak an ancient language, in which her mother is also fluent. Suddenly, Zavet dies—and the manuscript is missing. The only clue left is a cipher for Secret to find. Soon, she will have a choice to make: confront a destiny tied to an ancient past or deny it, never to know its whole truth. “With the cadence of a fairy tale and the sweeping scope of an epic” (Amy Shearn, author of The Mermaid of Brooklyn), The Chronicle of Secret Riven is a spellbinding tale of love and adventure, myth and legend, fate and free will—and an introduction to an unforgettable heroine.

Grave Undertaking

Author : Mark de Castrique
ISBN : 9781615950409
Genre : Fiction
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"[A] first-rate installment in an excellent series." —Booklist Barry Clayton has left the Charlotte police force to manage his ailing father's funeral home in the peace and quiet of the Appalachian mountains. But Buryin' Barry is an undertaker with a problem he keeps finding unwanted business. Moving a grave on a snowy mountainside should be routine. No funeral, no procession, no grieving widow to console. Routine until Barry unearths an unexpected intruder, a skeleton lying atop the original occupant. A bullet hole in the skull piques his ex-cop curiosity; the photograph of his girlfriend Susan Miller in the murdered man's wallet makes the case very personal. Suddenly, Barry's life is turned upside down, as Susan becomes the prime suspect. Joining forces with his pal Sheriff Tommy Lee Wadkins, Barry sets out to find the real killer. But a terrible secret had been buried in that mountain grave and one murder is only the down payment someone is willing to pay to keep it hidden. Barry is torn between discovering the solution to the crime and uncovering a part of Susan's past that could destroy their relationship. When the killer strikes again, Barry learns that even more is at stake. In a duel of deceit and misdirection, one thing becomes crystal clear. Barry's grave undertaking could very well lead to his own funeral.

Building Bridges And Roads In The Korean Conflict

Author : Ronald H. Dykes
ISBN : 9781450222662
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Building Ridges and Roads in the Korean Conflict tells the inside story of a combat engineers company from Scottsboro, Alabama, that served in the Korean "War". The contributions of units such as Company B aren't always fully appreciated. In this book, Dykes demonstrates their importance in the conduct of that conflict. Praise for the author's previous books: For Growing Up Hard: "Reading Growing Up Hard is like sitting on the porch sipping a glass of cold iced tea while listening to a favorite grandfather tell stories of what it was like to grow up in more difficult times."-The Alabama Review For James O. Haley: "You can't put the book down until you finish reading it for Dykes seizes your undivided attention."-Sen. Howell Heflin "I enjoyed it more than I can express. I really feel inadequate to comment on this excellent work."-Gov. Albert Brewer "Wonderful book"-Trial Lawyers Association "Thoroughly enjoyable"-Birmingham Bar

Bridges To Communication Reading Power

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Bridge Of Triangles

Author : John Muk Muk Burke
ISBN : 9780702250231
Genre : Fiction
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1993 David Unaipon award-winning novel about exile and longing in a mixed-race community. It explores identity issues in an inner-city environment devoid of values and family heritage.

Votes And Proceedings With Copies Of The Various Documents Ordered By The Assembly To Be Printed

Author : Victoria. Parliament. Legislative Assembly
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019940035
Genre : Victoria
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Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

Author : Ellen Yack
ISBN : 9781932565454
Genre : Psychology
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A useful practical guide for professionals, parents, teachers and other caregivers. It presents detailed assessment tools as well as consistent strategies for managing challenging behavior. Successful sensory integration techniques include ... advice for a wide range of specific problems ... for adapting home, school, and childcare environments ... [and] creative suggestions for activities, equipment, and resources.

The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies

Author : James M. Whistler
ISBN : 9780486146560
Genre : Art
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The great artist deflates Wilde, Ruskin, Swinburne, and inane critics. Whistler also discusses the aesthetics of the Impressionist.

Across The Bridge

Author : Elizabeth James
ISBN : 9781465325815
Genre : History
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This is the continuing story of two men, alike in many ways, who travel far from their native land but are both drawn back to Durham, the spectacular mediaeval city that dominates the northeastern counties of England. But there is a difference. Six hundred years separates the lives of the two men. Oswald, who has seen action in France and England, is loyal to his King, Edward III, who is also called Plantagenet. When Oswald sees that the lives of Edward and his son, John of Lancaster (called John of Gaunt by many modern historians), are in jeopardy, he calls to his descendent, James Simpson, for help. James Simpson is a scientist of world renown who turns his talents to writing historical fiction. After returning to his native Durham, he settles into a quiet village hoping to continue his writing. But when Oswald contacts him, he realizes that they are closer in relationship and behavior that he had believed. Simpson is surprised to find that Oswald is reaching out to him from the past. He is also surprised that Oswald has a mission for him that requires being transported back into the fourteenth century. Simpson cannot resist being personally drawn into the mystery. With the exception of the main fictional characters in the story, the book is a historically accurate account of life in the fourteenth century and the politics that surrounded the throne of England.

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