Mind in the balance : meditation in science, Buddhism, and Christianity

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Full title: Mind in the balance : meditation in science, Buddhism, and Christianity / B. Alan Wallace.
Main author: Wallace, B. Alan.
Format: Book           


Table of Contents:
  • Part I: Meditation-Where It Started and How It Got Here
  • Who am I?
  • The origins of contemplation
  • The scientific externalization of meditation
  • Scientific studies of meditation
  • Part II: Meditation in Theory and Practice
  • Practice: attending to the breath of life
  • Theory: coming to our senses
  • Practice: the union of stillness and motion
  • Theory: knowing and healing the mind
  • Practice: behold the light of consciousness
  • Theory: exploring the nature of consciousness
  • Practice: probing the nature of the observer
  • Theory: the ground state of consciousness
  • Practice: oscillating awareness
  • Theory: consciousness without beginning or end
  • Practice: resting in the stillness of awareness
  • Theory: worlds of skepticism
  • Practice: the emptiness of mind
  • Theory: the participatory worlds of Buddhism
  • Practice: the emptiness of matter
  • Theory: the participatory worlds of philosophy and science
  • Practice: resting in timeless consciousness
  • Theory: the luminous space of pristine awareness
  • Practice: meditation in action
  • Theory: The universe as a whole
  • What shall we become?