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The Monastery and the Microscope
Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mind, Mindfulness, and the Nature of Reality
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"This remarkable book reflects the wisdom of the deepest insights in physics, neuroscience, and philosophy in relation to the human mind and perspectives on reality. A great contribution to human understanding."-Joan Halifax, Abbot, Upaya Zen Center -- Joan Halifax "The Monastery and the Microscope offers a powerful constellation of human potentials brought to their fullest. Shedding light on so many of life's great questions, it is a tremendous accomplishment and clearly a labor of love."-Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and Real Love -- Sharon Salzberg "In this gripping volume, Hasenkamp and White take you to India and give you a front row seat at a special moment in the ongoing dialogue between Western science and Tibetan Buddhism. Not to be missed."-Evan Thompson, author of Waking, Dreaming, Being -- Evan Thompson "This excellent book offers a broad and accessible account of the ongoing dialogue between Buddhism and science."-John D. Dunne, University of Wisconsin-Madison -- John D. Dunne "A treasure trove on a multiplicity of levels for meditators and scholars alike. I couldn't put it down. You are in South India with the Dalai Lama and privy to a conversation that is an education in itself!"-Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR; author of Coming to Our Senses and Mindfulness for Beginners -- Jon Kabat-Zinn "This intriguing and inspiring book captures a live event and brings us into the center of a momentous conversation. Spanning from the nature of reality and of consciousness to the neuroscience of meditation and beyond, The Monastery and the Microscope offers a fascinating and enlightening read."-Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence -- Daniel Goleman
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Wendy Hasenkamp is science director at the Mind & Life Institute and teaches contemplative science at the University of Virginia. As a neuroscientist and a contemplative practitioner, she is interested in understanding how subjective experience is represented in the brain, and how the mind and brain can be transformed through experience and practice to enhance flourishing. Janna R. White is a writer and editor who specializes in Buddhist and South Asian materials. She has numerous academic volumes to her credit, including Caring Economics, which is also based on a Mind & Life dialogue. Her writing explores cross-cultural conceptions of religion, health, and family.