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The Resource Meditation, Buddhism, and science, edited by David L. McMahan, Erik Braun

Meditation, Buddhism, and science, edited by David L. McMahan, Erik Braun

Label
Meditation, Buddhism, and science
Title
Meditation, Buddhism, and science
Statement of responsibility
edited by David L. McMahan, Erik Braun
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The scientific study of Buddhist forms of meditation has surged in recent years, capturing the popular imagination and reshaping conceptions of what meditation is and what it can do. For perhaps the first time in history, meditation has shifted from Buddhist monasteries and practice centers to some of the most prominent and powerful modern institutions in the world, as well as non-institutional settings. As their contexts change, so do the practices--sometimes drastically. New ways of thinking about meditation are emerging as it moves toward more secular settings, ways that profoundly affect millions of lives all over the world. To understand these changes and their effects, the essays in this volume explore the unaddressed complexities in the interrelations between Buddhist history and thought and the scientific study of meditation. The contributors bring philosophical, cultural, historical, and ethnographic perspectives to bear, considering such issues as the philosophical presuppositions behind practice, the secularization of meditation, the values and goods assumed in clinical approaches, and the sorts of subjects that take shape under the influence of these transformed and transformative practices--all the more powerful for being so often formulated with the authority of scientific discourse"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
294.3/4435
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ5612
LC item number
.M42 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2018 G-066
  • WM 425.5.R3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McMahan, David L.
  • Braun, Erik
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness (Psychology)
  • Buddhism and science
Label
Meditation, Buddhism, and science, edited by David L. McMahan, Erik Braun
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190495794.001.0001
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223134256271
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: From colonialism to brainscans : modern transformations of Buddhist meditation / David L. McMahan and Erik Braun -- How meditation works : theorizing the role of cultural context in Buddhist contemplative practices / David L. McMahan -- Looping effects and the cognitive science of mindfulness meditation / Evan Thompson -- Buddhism, happiness, and the science of meditation / William Edelglass -- Reflections on Indian Buddhist thought and the scientific study of meditation, or : why scientists should talk more with their Buddhist subjects / William S. Waldron -- 'Mind the gap' : appearance and reality in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy / Joanna Cook -- 'Wherever you go, there you ... aren't?' : non-self, spirits, and the concept of the person in Thai Buddhist mindfulness / Julia Cassaniti -- 'Mindfulness makes you a way better lover' : mindful sex and the adaption of Buddhism to new cultural desires / Jeff Wilson -- Mindful but not religious : meditation and enchantment in the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn / Erik Braun -- Is mindfulness Buddhist? (and why it matters) / Robert H. Sharf
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 253 pages
Isbn
9780190495800
Lccn
2016055377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967417619
Label
Meditation, Buddhism, and science, edited by David L. McMahan, Erik Braun
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190495794.001.0001
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223134256271
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: From colonialism to brainscans : modern transformations of Buddhist meditation / David L. McMahan and Erik Braun -- How meditation works : theorizing the role of cultural context in Buddhist contemplative practices / David L. McMahan -- Looping effects and the cognitive science of mindfulness meditation / Evan Thompson -- Buddhism, happiness, and the science of meditation / William Edelglass -- Reflections on Indian Buddhist thought and the scientific study of meditation, or : why scientists should talk more with their Buddhist subjects / William S. Waldron -- 'Mind the gap' : appearance and reality in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy / Joanna Cook -- 'Wherever you go, there you ... aren't?' : non-self, spirits, and the concept of the person in Thai Buddhist mindfulness / Julia Cassaniti -- 'Mindfulness makes you a way better lover' : mindful sex and the adaption of Buddhism to new cultural desires / Jeff Wilson -- Mindful but not religious : meditation and enchantment in the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn / Erik Braun -- Is mindfulness Buddhist? (and why it matters) / Robert H. Sharf
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 253 pages
Isbn
9780190495800
Lccn
2016055377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967417619

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