The New Physics and Cosmology by Arthur Zajonc

The New Physics and Cosmology
  • Title : The New Physics and Cosmology
  • Author : Arthur Zajonc
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780195347821
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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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.


Mind and Life by Pier Luigi Luisi,Zara Houshmand

Mind and Life
  • Title : Mind and Life
  • Author : Pier Luigi Luisi,Zara Houshmand
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0231145519
  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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For over a decade, a small group of scientists and philosophers& mdash;members of the Mind and Life Institute& mdash;have met regularly to explore the intersection between science and the spirit. At one of these meetings, the themes discussed were both fundamental and profound: can physics, chemistry, and biology explain the mystery of life? How do our philosophical assumptions influence science and the ethics we bring to biotechnology? And how does an ancient spiritual tradition throw new light on these questions? Pier Luigi Luisi not only reproduces this dramatic, cross-cultural dialogue, in which world-class scientists, philosophers, and Buddhist scholars develop a holistic approach to the scientific exploration of reality, but also adds scientific background to their presentations, as well as supplementary discussions with prominent participants and attendees. Interviews with His Holiness the Karmapa, the Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, and the actor and longtime human rights advocate Richard Gere take the proceedings into new directions, enriching the material with personal viewpoints and lively conversation about such topics as the origin of matter, the properties of cells, the nature of evolution, the ethics of genetic manipulation, and the question of consciousness and ethics. A keen study of character, Luisi incorporates his own amusing observations into this fascinating dialogue, painting a very human portrait of some of our greatest& mdash;and most intimidating& mdash;thinkers. Deeply textured and cleverly crafted, Mind and Life is an excellent opportunity for any reader to join in the debate surrounding this cutting-edge field of inquiry.


Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics by Vic Mansfield

Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics
  • Title : Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics
  • Author : Vic Mansfield
  • Publisher : Templeton Foundation Press
  • ISBN Code : 1599472325
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge addresses the complex issues of dialogue and collaboration between Buddhism and science, revealing connections and differences between the two. While assuming no technical background in Buddhism or physics, this book strongly responds to the Dalai Lama’s “heartfelt plea” for genuine collaboration between science and Buddhism. The Dalai Lama has written a foreword to the book and the Office of His Holiness will translate it into both Chinese and Tibetan.In a clear and engaging way, this book shows how the principle of emptiness, the philosophic heart of Tibetan Buddhism, connects intimately to quantum nonlocality and other foundational features of quantum mechanics. Detailed connections between emptiness, modern relativity, and the nature of time are also explored. For Tibetan Buddhists, the profound interconnectedness implied by emptiness demands the practice of universal compassion. Because of the powerful connections between emptiness and modern physics, the book argues that the interconnected worldview of modern physics also encourages universal compassion. Along with these harmonies, the book explores a significant conflict between quantum mechanics and Tibetan Buddhism concerning the role of causality.The book concludes with a response to the question: "How does this expedition through the heart of modern physics and Tibetan Buddhism—from quantum mechanics, relativity, and cosmology, to emptiness, compassion, and disintegratedness—apply to today's painfully polarized world?" Despite differences and questions raised, the book's central message is that there is a solid basis for uniting these worldviews. From this basis, the message of universal compassion can accompany the spread of the scientific worldview, stimulating compassionate action in the light of deep understanding—a true union of love and knowledge.Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics will appeal to a broad audience that includes general readers and undergraduate and graduate students in science and religion courses.


The Monastery and the Microscope by Wendy Hasenkamp,Janna R. White

The Monastery and the Microscope
  • Title : The Monastery and the Microscope
  • Author : Wendy Hasenkamp,Janna R. White
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300231385
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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An illuminating record of dialogues between the Dalai Lama and some of today’s most prominent scientists, philosophers, and contemplatives In 2013, during a historic six-day meeting at a Tibetan monastery in southern India, the Dalai Lama gathered with leading scientists, philosophers, and monks for in-depth discussions on the nature of reality, consciousness, and the human mind. This eye-opening book presents a record of those spirited and wide-ranging dialogues, featuring contributions from prominent scholars like Richard Davidson, Matthieu Ricard, Tania Singer, and Arthur Zajonc as they address such questions as: Does nature have a nature? Do you need a brain to be conscious? Can we change our minds and brains through meditation? Throughout, the contributors explore the exciting and sometimes surprising commonalities between Western scientific and Tibetan Buddhist methods of perceiving, investigating, and knowing. Part history, part state-of-the-field, part inspiration for the future, this book rigorously and accessibly explores what these two investigative traditions can teach each other, and what that can tell us about ourselves and the world.


Dialogues with Scientists and Sages by Renée Weber

Dialogues with Scientists and Sages
  • Title : Dialogues with Scientists and Sages
  • Author : Renée Weber
  • Publisher : Routledge & Kegan Paul Books
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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This is the first book in which contemporary scientists and mystics share with us-in their own words-their views on space, time, matter, energy, life, consciousness, creation and on our place in the scheme of things. The book is also the story of an American philosopher who-with these dialogues-ventures into ground-breaking territory, and of her search in America, Europe, India and Nepal for people whose work is at the center of our understanding of reality.


The Middle Way by N.A

The Middle Way
  • Title : The Middle Way
  • Author : N.A
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The Epistemology of Love by Arthur Zajonc

The Epistemology of Love
  • Title : The Epistemology of Love
  • Author : Arthur Zajonc
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  • ISBN Code : 9781549535598
  • Pages : 24
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Arthur Zajonc is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Amherst College, where he taught beginning in 1978. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan and has been a visiting professor and research scientist at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, and the universities of Rochester and Hannover. He has also been Fulbright professor at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. In 1997 he served as scientific coordinator for the "Mind and Life" dialogue with the Dalai Lama published as The New Physics and Cosmology: Dialogues with the Dalai Lama (Oxford 2004). He again organized the 2002 dialogue with the Dalai Lama, "The Nature of Matter, the Nature of Life," and acted as moderator at MIT for the "Investigating the Mind" dialogue in 2003 (www.mindandlife.org). He directs the Academic Program of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.


Yogic Perception, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness by Eli Franco,Dagmar Eigner

Yogic Perception, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness
  • Title : Yogic Perception, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness
  • Author : Eli Franco,Dagmar Eigner
  • Publisher : Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 483
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The volume presents seventeen papers by different scholars that examine, from an interdisciplinary perspective, questions concerning meditation and yogic perception. The contributions focus on various aspects, such as the nature of consciousness, the relation of body and mind, and health, and bind together the perspectives and approaches of disciplines such as South Asian, Buddhist and Tibetan studies, religious studies, philosophy and the history of philosophy, medieval European history, anthropology and psychology. In contrast to recent interdisciplinary studies on meditation that take the natural sciences as their focal point (notably, quantum mechanics and neurophysiology), this volume uses methods established in the social sciences and humanities as tools for understanding meditative traditions, especially those found in Buddhism and Hinduism.


Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics, Vol. 1 by Thupten Jinpa

Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics, Vol. 1
  • Title : Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics, Vol. 1
  • Author : Thupten Jinpa
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1614294720
  • Pages : 552
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Explore the nature of our material world in a unique sourcebook, conceived by the Dalai Lama, collecting the scientific observations found in classical Buddhist treatises. Under the visionary supervision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics brings together classical Buddhist explorations of the nature of our material world and the human mind and puts them into context for the modern reader. It is the Dalai Lama’s view that the explorations by the great masters of northern India in the first millennium CE still have much that is of interest today, whether we are Buddhist or not. Volume 1, The Physical World, explores of the nature of our material world—from the macroscopic to the microscopic. It begins with an overview of the many frameworks, such as the so-called five aggregates, that Buddhist thinkers have used to examine the nature and scope of reality. Topics include sources of knowledge, the scope of reason, the nature and constituents of the material world, theories of the atom, the nature of time, the formation of the universe, and the evolution of life, including a detailed explanation of the early Buddhist theories on fetal development. The volume even contains a brief presentation on early theories about the structure and function of the brain and the role of microorganisms inside the human body. The book weaves together passages from the works of great Buddhist thinkers like Asanga, Vasubandhu, Nagarjuna, Dignaga, and Dharmakirti. Each of the major topics is introduced by Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama’s principal English-language translator and founder of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.


South and Southeast Asia Culture and Religion by N.A

South and Southeast Asia Culture and Religion
  • Title : South and Southeast Asia Culture and Religion
  • Author : N.A
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Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry by Arthur Zajonc

Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry
  • Title : Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry
  • Author : Arthur Zajonc
  • Publisher : Lindisfarne Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781584200628
  • Pages : 211
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  • Language : English
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In Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry, Arthur Zajonc offers an overview of the meditative life, weaving practical instruction together with the guidance and inspiration of the world’s great teachers, from Rudolf Steiner to Rumi, and from Goethe to the sages of Asia.Zajonc reminds us that an ethic of humility grounds all practice, and that care of the soul is the basis for sound spiritual reflection and understanding. The author carefully describes each stage of the path and includes many recommended practices.Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry is the fruit of many years of personal practice and teaching. Arthur Zajonc has worked with hundreds of university students and professors, as well as with contemplative groups in the US, Europe, and Australia.


Book Review Index by N.A

Book Review Index
  • Title : Book Review Index
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.


Unfolding Meaning by David Bohm

Unfolding Meaning
  • Title : Unfolding Meaning
  • Author : David Bohm
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134777604
  • Pages : 192
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First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Mind of the Guru by Rajiv Mehrotra

The Mind of the Guru
  • Title : The Mind of the Guru
  • Author : Rajiv Mehrotra
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN Code : 9381398100
  • Pages : 372
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In The Mind of the Guru, Rajiv Mehrotra presents dialogues with several contemporary sages and masters who have illumined the minds of millions around the world. Ranged here are gurus as diverse as B. K. S. Iyengar, who brought yoga from the world of the esoteric to our living rooms; Swami Ramdev, who has democratized yoga via television; and Mata Amritanandamayi, whose mere presence invokes an overwhelming awareness of love. There is Deepak Chopra discussing a quantum healing of mind and body, Sogyal Rinpoche encouraging us to look at death so that we might live a better life and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar reaffirming each person’s right and access to happiness. And there is the unique and contrary voice of U. G. Krishnamurti telling us that all talk of transformation is poppycock. There are no grand narratives or final solutions, only guides who can show the way to the light within. Here you learn from voices as diverse as that of Thich Nhat Hanh, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Baba Amte and Stanislav Grof. Underlying the dialogues is their wisdom on how we can make ourselves unhappy – and guidance on how we can turn our lives around to achieve happiness.


Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy by Michael G. Gibbs,Jonathan Barnes,James G. Manning,Bruce Partridge

Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy
  • Title : Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy
  • Author : Michael G. Gibbs,Jonathan Barnes,James G. Manning,Bruce Partridge
  • Publisher : Astronomical Society of the pacific
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 575
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  • Language : English
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"Endorsed by the United Nations, UNESCO, and the International Astronomical Union, 2009 is designated as the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and provides a year to celebrate and reflect on 400 years of changing perspectives of the universe. In conjunction with the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) convened an IYA symposium and series of workshops at the AAS summer meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, from May 31 to June 4, 2008. During this conference, astronomy and space science professionals gathered to share ideas and plans, forge connections and collaborations, and organize their efforts to make 2009 a singular year for advancing astronomy awareness and education. This volume contains the content of the meeting, plus an additional resource section. It serves as a reference to aid those involved in the IYA as they make professional connections, access resources, and maximize their efforts to encourage the world's citizens to look up and discover anew the universe around us. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), founded in 1889, increases the understanding and appreciation of astronomy by engaging scientists, educators, enthusiasts and the public to advance science and science literacy. Visit www.astrosociety.org for additional information regarding the ASP and how you can join the Society and support the cause of improving science literacy."--Publisher's website.


Why the Science and Religion Dialogue Matters by Fraser Watts,Kevin Dutton

Why the Science and Religion Dialogue Matters
  • Title : Why the Science and Religion Dialogue Matters
  • Author : Fraser Watts,Kevin Dutton
  • Publisher : Templeton Foundation Press
  • ISBN Code : 1599471035
  • Pages : 158
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Each world faith tradition has its own distinctive relationship with science, and the science-religion dialogue benefits from a greater awareness of what this relationship is. In this book, members of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) offer international and multi-faith perspectives on how new discoveries in science are met with insights regarding spiritual realities.The essays reflect the conviction that “religion and science each proceed best when they’re pursued in dialogue with each other, and also that our fragmented and divided world would benefit more from a stronger dialogue between science and religion.” In Part One, George F. R. Ellis, John C. Polkinghorne, and Holmes Rolston III, each a Templeton Prize winner, discuss their views on why the science and religion dialogue matters. They are joined in Part Two by distinguished theologians Fraser Watts and Philip Clayton, who place the dialogue in an international context; John Polkinghorne’s inaugural address to the ISSR in 2002 is also included. In Part Three, five members of the ISSR look at the distinctive relationships of their faiths to science: •Carl Feit on Judaism •Munawar Anees on Islam •B.V. Subbarayappa on Hinduism •Trinh Xuan Thuan on Buddhism •Heup Young Kim on Asian Christianity George Ellis, the recently elected second president of ISSR, summarizes the contributions of his colleagues. Ronald Cole-Turner then concludes the book with a discussion of the future of the science and religion dialogue.


How Plato and Pythagoras Can Save Your Life by Nicholas Kardaras

How Plato and Pythagoras Can Save Your Life
  • Title : How Plato and Pythagoras Can Save Your Life
  • Author : Nicholas Kardaras
  • Publisher : Conari Press
  • ISBN Code : 1573244759
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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University professor, psychotherapist and recovering former nightclub owner Dr. Nicholas Kardaras presents a mind blowing, reality rocking, and life changing approach to Greek philosophy. Having once owned celebrity-studded NY nightclubs where he had mingled with the likes of JFK, Jr., Uma Thurman and Tom Cruise, Kardaras would emerge from that glamorous-yet-self-destructive world to discover the powerful and transformative teachings of his ancient ancestors. To his amazement, he learned that ancient Greek philosophy, contrary to popular misconceptions, was not a dry and academic pursuit, but a vibrant and holistic transformative practice. In How Plato and Pythagoras Can Save You're your Life, Dr. Kardaras breathes new life into those ancient teachings as he incorporates some of the most cutting edge advances in the fields of quantum mechanics and consciousness research to validate the insights and wisdom of the ancient Greek sages. As he guides readers through an array of contemplative practices designed to help them live a more meaningful life, Kardaras warns the reader to be prepared because they just might also "catch a glimpse of that trippy realm called Ultimate Reality".


Religion & Literature by N.A

Religion & Literature
  • Title : Religion & Literature
  • Author : N.A
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The World & I. by N.A

The World & I.
  • Title : The World & I.
  • Author : N.A
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Catching the Light by Arthur Zajonc

Catching the Light
  • Title : Catching the Light
  • Author : Arthur Zajonc
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780195095753
  • Pages : 388
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  • Language : English
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Examination of the fundamental nature of light in mankind's history, world, and life.


Waking, Dreaming, Being by Evan Thompson

Waking, Dreaming, Being
  • Title : Waking, Dreaming, Being
  • Author : Evan Thompson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780231136952
  • Pages : 453
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  • Language : English
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Cognitive science joins with Asian contemplative traditions and philosophy to bring revolutionary meaning to the human experience.


The Universe in a Single Atom by Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

The Universe in a Single Atom
  • Title : The Universe in a Single Atom
  • Author : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
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  • ISBN Code : 9781448713509
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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The Quantum and the Lotus by Matthieu Ricard,Trinh Xuan Thuan

The Quantum and the Lotus
  • Title : The Quantum and the Lotus
  • Author : Matthieu Ricard,Trinh Xuan Thuan
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780307566126
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Matthieu Ricard trained as a molecular biologist, working in the lab of a Nobel prize—winning scientist, but when he read some Buddhist philosophy, he became drawn to Buddhism. Eventually he left his life in science to study with Tibetan teachers, and he is now a Buddhist monk and translator for the Dalai Lama, living in the Shechen monastery near Kathmandu in Nepal. Trinh Thuan was born into a Buddhist family in Vietnam but became intrigued by the explosion of discoveries in astronomy during the 1960s. He made his way to the prestigious California Institute of Technology to study with some of the biggest names in the field and is now an acclaimed astrophysicist and specialist on how the galaxies formed. When Matthieu Ricard and Trinh Thuan met at an academic conference in the summer of 1997, they began discussing the many remarkable connections between the teachings of Buddhism and the findings of recent science. That conversation grew into an astonishing correspondence exploring a series of fascinating questions. Did the universe have a beginning? Or is our universe one in a series of infinite universes with no end and no beginning? Is the concept of a beginning of time fundamentally flawed? Might our perception of time in fact be an illusion, a phenomenon created in our brains that has no ultimate reality? Is the stunning fine-tuning of the universe, which has produced just the right conditions for life to evolve, a sign that a “principle of creation” is at work in our world? If such a principle of creation undergirds the workings of the universe, what does that tell us about whether or not there is a divine Creator? How does the radical interpretation of reality offered by quantum physics conform to and yet differ from the Buddhist conception of reality? What is consciousness and how did it evolve? Can consciousness exist apart from a brain generating it? The stimulating journey of discovery the authors traveled in their discussions is re-created beautifully in The Quantum and the Lotus, written in the style of a lively dialogue between friends. Both the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and the discoveries of contemporary science are introduced with great clarity, and the reader will be profoundly impressed by the many correspondences between the two streams of thought and revelation. Through the course of their dialogue, the authors reach a remarkable meeting of minds, ultimately offering a vital new understanding of the many ways in which science and Buddhism confirm and complement each other and of the ways in which, as Matthieu Ricard writes, “knowledge of our spirits and knowledge of the world are mutually enlightening and empowering.”


Beyond Weird by Philip Ball

Beyond Weird
  • Title : Beyond Weird
  • Author : Philip Ball
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 022655838X
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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No one can say what quantam mechanics means (and this is a book about it) -- Quantum mechanics is not really about the quantum -- Quantum objects are neither wave nor particle (but sometimes they might as well be) -- Quantum particles aren't in two states at once (but sometimes they might as well be) -- What "happens" depends on what we find out about it -- There are many ways of interpreting quantum theory (and none of them quite make sense) -- Whatever the question, the answer is "yes" (unless it's "no") -- Not everything is knowable at once -- The properties of quantum objects don't have to be contained within the objects -- There is no "spooky action at a distance"--The everyday world is what quantum becomes at human scales -- Everything you experience is a (partial) copy of what causes it -- Schrödinger's cat has had kittens -- Quantum mechanics can be harnessed for technology -- Quantum computers don't necessarily perform "many calculations at once" -- There is no other "quantum" you -- Things could be even more "quantum" than they are (so why aren't they)? -- The fundamental laws of quantum mechanics might be simpler than we imagine -- Can we ever get to the bottom of it?


The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells

The British National Bibliography
  • Title : The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Arthur James Wells
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Integrative Learning and Action by Susan M. Awbrey,Diana Dana,Vachel W. Miller,Phyllis Robinson

Integrative Learning and Action
  • Title : Integrative Learning and Action
  • Author : Susan M. Awbrey,Diana Dana,Vachel W. Miller,Phyllis Robinson
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • ISBN Code : 9780820457505
  • Pages : 219
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  • Language : English
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The quest for wholeness is an emerging movement in education and in organizations. Integrative Learning and Action is a call to wholeness by poets, organizational theorists, scientists, lawyers, educators, philosophers, administrators, and contemplatives. In diverse ways the essays speak to an emerging desire for a different world - for different ways of learning, knowing, and being that draw upon the full spectrum of our cognitive, aesthetic, emotional, spiritual, and kinesthetic intelligences in order to create a wiser, more sustainable, and collaborative global society. The essays challenge us to chart a new integrative course for the future, to expand our thinking, and to re-enlist our hearts in the life-long journey of learning and living, and will be valuable to all who are engaged in the transformation occurring in education and the workplace.


International Journal of Buddhist Thought & Culture by N.A

International Journal of Buddhist Thought & Culture
  • Title : International Journal of Buddhist Thought & Culture
  • Author : N.A
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Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience by H.H. The Dalai Lama

Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience
  • Title : Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience
  • Author : H.H. The Dalai Lama
  • Publisher : Shambhala
  • ISBN Code : 1559394781
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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"The book was previously published under the title Consciousness at the Crossroads."


Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics by Vic Mansfield

Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics
  • Title : Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics
  • Author : Vic Mansfield
  • Publisher : Templeton Foundation Press
  • ISBN Code : 1599472325
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge addresses the complex issues of dialogue and collaboration between Buddhism and science, revealing connections and differences between the two. While assuming no technical background in Buddhism or physics, this book strongly responds to the Dalai Lama’s “heartfelt plea” for genuine collaboration between science and Buddhism. The Dalai Lama has written a foreword to the book and the Office of His Holiness will translate it into both Chinese and Tibetan.In a clear and engaging way, this book shows how the principle of emptiness, the philosophic heart of Tibetan Buddhism, connects intimately to quantum nonlocality and other foundational features of quantum mechanics. Detailed connections between emptiness, modern relativity, and the nature of time are also explored. For Tibetan Buddhists, the profound interconnectedness implied by emptiness demands the practice of universal compassion. Because of the powerful connections between emptiness and modern physics, the book argues that the interconnected worldview of modern physics also encourages universal compassion. Along with these harmonies, the book explores a significant conflict between quantum mechanics and Tibetan Buddhism concerning the role of causality.The book concludes with a response to the question: "How does this expedition through the heart of modern physics and Tibetan Buddhism—from quantum mechanics, relativity, and cosmology, to emptiness, compassion, and disintegratedness—apply to today's painfully polarized world?" Despite differences and questions raised, the book's central message is that there is a solid basis for uniting these worldviews. From this basis, the message of universal compassion can accompany the spread of the scientific worldview, stimulating compassionate action in the light of deep understanding—a true union of love and knowledge.Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics will appeal to a broad audience that includes general readers and undergraduate and graduate students in science and religion courses.


The Dalai Lama at MIT by Anne Harrington,Arthur Zajonc

The Dalai Lama at MIT
  • Title : The Dalai Lama at MIT
  • Author : Anne Harrington,Arthur Zajonc
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780674023192
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Their meeting captured headlines; the waiting list for tickets was nearly 2000 names long. If you were unable to attend, this book will take you there. Including both the papers given at the conference, and the animated discussion and debate that followed, The Dalai Lama at MIT reveals scientists and monks reaching across a cultural divide, to share insights, studies, and enduring questions. Is there any substance to monksâe(tm) claims that meditation can provide astonishing memories for words and images? Is there any neuroscientific evidence that meditation will help you pay attention, think better, control and even eliminate negative emotions? Are Buddhists right to make compassion a fundamental human emotion, and Western scientists wrong to have neglected it? The Dalai Lama at MIT shows scientists finding startling support for some Buddhist claims, Buddhists eager to participate in neuroscientific experiments, as well as misunderstandings and laughter. Those in white coats and those in orange robes agree that joining forces could bring new light to the study of human minds.


The Essential David Bohm by Lee Nichol

The Essential David Bohm
  • Title : The Essential David Bohm
  • Author : Lee Nichol
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134506554
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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There are few scientists of the twentieth century whose life's work has created more excitement and controversy than that of physicist David Bohm (1917-1992). For the first time in a single volume, The Essential David Bohm offers a comprehensive overview of Bohm's original works from a non-technical perspective. Including three chapters of previously unpublished material, and a forward by the Dalai Lama, each reading has been selected to highlight some aspect of the implicate order process, and to provide an introduction to one of the most provocative thinkers of our time.


Tricycle by N.A

Tricycle
  • Title : Tricycle
  • Author : N.A
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  • Language : English
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American Book Publishing Record by N.A

American Book Publishing Record
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Science and Religion by Alister E. McGrath

Science and Religion
  • Title : Science and Religion
  • Author : Alister E. McGrath
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1444358081
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Now thoroughly updated to reflect the latest debates, this popular textbook introduces readers to the central questions in the field of science and religion. Ideally suited to those who have little or no prior knowledge in either area, it incorporates numerous student-friendly features, including maps, summaries, and historical references, resulting in the most up-to-date introduction to the study of religion and the natural sciences available. Examines the historical, theological, philosophical and scientific aspects of the interaction between religion and science Fully updated to reflect current, cutting-edge debates on scientific atheism and the limits of scientific method, and discussions about the relationship between science and religion in major world faiths Includes a historical component to enable readers to orientate themselves within the subject Takes a topic based approach which fits into the existing structure of most courses, and includes explanatory material not found in other works of this kind, making it highly accessible for those with little scientific or religious background knowledge Incorporates illustrations, tables, maps, summaries and questions for a lively and engaging approach to the subject Written by world-renowned theologian, Alister McGrath; author of bestselling books such as Dawkins’ God, and an acknowledged expert in the field of science and religion


Resurgence by N.A

Resurgence
  • Title : Resurgence
  • Author : N.A
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Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions by Anne Runehov,Lluis Oviedo

Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions
  • Title : Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions
  • Author : Anne Runehov,Lluis Oviedo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9781402082641
  • Pages : 2372
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  • Language : English
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"To all who love the God with a 1000 names and respect science” In the last quarter century, the academic field of Science and Theology (Religion) has attracted scholars from a wide variety of disciplines. The question is, which disciplines are attracted and what do these disciplines have to contribute to the debate? In order to answer this question, the encyclopedia maps the (self)-identified disciplines and religious traditions that participate or might come to participate in the Science and Religion debate. This is done by letting each representative of a discipline and tradition answer specific chosen questions. They also need to identify the discipline in relation to the Science and Religion debate. Understandably representatives of several disciplines and traditions answered in the negative to this question. Nevertheless, they can still be important for the debate; indeed, scholars and scientists who work in the field of Science and Theology (Religion) may need knowledge beyond their own specific discipline. Therefore the encyclopedia also includes what are called general entries. Such entries may explain specific theories, methods, and topics. The general aim is to provide a starting point for new lines of inquiry. It is an invitation for fresh perspectives on the possibilities for engagement between and across sciences (again which includes the social and human sciences) and religions and theology. This encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference work for scholars interested in the topic of ‘Science and Religion.’ It covers the widest spectrum possible of academic disciplines and religious traditions worldwide, with the intent of laying bare similarities and differences that naturally emerge within and across disciplines and religions today. The A–Z format throughout affords easy and user-friendly access to relevant information. Additionally, a systematic question-answer format across all Sciences and Religions entries affords efficient identification of specific points of agreement, conflict, and disinterest across and between sciences and religions. The extensive cross-referencing between key words, phrases, and technical language used in the entries facilitates easy searches. We trust that all of the entries have something of value for any interested reader. Anne L.C. Runehov and Lluis Oviedo


The Heart of Higher Education by Parker J. Palmer,Arthur Zajonc,Megan Scribner

The Heart of Higher Education
  • Title : The Heart of Higher Education
  • Author : Parker J. Palmer,Arthur Zajonc,Megan Scribner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0470487909
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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A call to advance integrative teaching and learning in higher education. From Parker Palmer, best-selling author of The Courage to Teach, and Arthur Zajonc, professor of physics at Amherst College and director of the academic program of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, comes this call to revisit the roots and reclaim the vision of higher education. The Heart of Higher Education proposes an approach to teaching and learning that honors the whole human being—mind, heart, and spirit—an essential integration if we hope to address the complex issues of our time. The book offers a rich interplay of analysis, theory, and proposals for action from two educators and writers who have contributed to developing the field of integrative education over the past few decades. Presents Parker Palmer’s powerful response to critics of holistic learning and Arthur Zajonc’s elucidation of the relationship between science, the humanities, and the contemplative traditions Explores ways to take steps toward making colleges and universities places that awaken the deepest potential in students, faculty, and staff Offers a practical approach to fostering renewal in higher education through collegiality and conversation The Heart of Higher Education is for all who are new to the field of holistic education, all who want to deepen their understanding of its challenges, and all who want to practice and promote this vital approach to teaching and learning on their campuses.


The Quantum Challenge by George Greenstein,Arthur Zajonc

The Quantum Challenge
  • Title : The Quantum Challenge
  • Author : George Greenstein,Arthur Zajonc
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN Code : 9780763724702
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Quantum Challenge, Second Edition, is an engaging and thorough treatment of the extraordinary phenomena of quantum mechanics and of the enormous challenge they present to our conception of the physical world. Traditionally, the thrill of grappling with such issues is reserved for practicing scientists, while physical science, mathematics, and engineering students are often isolated from these inspiring questions. This book was written to remove this isolation.


Buddhism & Science by Ed. B. Alan Wallac

Buddhism & Science
  • Title : Buddhism & Science
  • Author : Ed. B. Alan Wallac
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
  • ISBN Code : 9788120820258
  • Pages : 461
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  • Language : English
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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.


Quantum Reality and Theory of Śūnya by Siddheshwar Rameshwar Bhatt

Quantum Reality and Theory of Śūnya
  • Title : Quantum Reality and Theory of Śūnya
  • Author : Siddheshwar Rameshwar Bhatt
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 981131957X
  • Pages : 392
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  • Language : English
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The book deals with expounding the nature of Reality as it is understood in contemporary times in Quantum Physics. It also explains the classical Indian theory of Śūnya in its diverse facets. Thereafter it undertakes comparison between the two which is an area of great topical interest. It is a cross-disciplinary study by erudite Indian and western scholars between traditional Indian knowledge system and contemporary researches in Physical sciences. It points out how the theory of ‘Śūnyatā has many seminal ideas and theories in common with contemporary Quantum Physics. The learned authors have tried to dissolve the “mysteries” of Quantum Physics and resolved its “weird paradoxes” with the help of theory of Śūnyatā. The issue of non-separability or entanglement has been approached with the help of the Buddhist theory of Pratītyasamutpāda. The paradoxical situation of “wave-particle duality” has been explained with the help of Upaniṣadic theory of complementarity of the two opposites. The measurement problem represented by “Schrodinger’s cat” has been dealt with by resorting to two forms of the calculation of probabilities. Some writers have argued for Śūnyatā-like non-essentialist position to understand quantum reality. To make sense of quantum theory some papers provide a happy symbiosis of technical understanding and personal meditative experience by drawing multifarious parallels. This book will be of interest to philosophically inclined physicists and philosophers with interest in quantum mechanics.