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Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying : An Exploration of Consciousness - Dalai Lama XIV

Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying

An Exploration of Consciousness

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This book is the account of a historic dialogue between leading Western scientists and one of the foremost representatives of Buddhism today, the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Revolving around the three key moments of consciousness of sleep, dreams, and death - what internationally acclaimed neuroscientist Francisco Varela calls the ego's shadow zones - the conversations recorded here took place at the fourth Mind and Life Conference in Dharamsala, India. With contributions from acclaimed voices such as philosopher Charles Taylor, psychoanalyst Joyce McDougall, psychologist Jayne Gackenbach, cultural ecologist Joan Halifax, and neuroscientist Jerome Engel, the book is both engrossing and highly readable. Whether the topic is lucid dreaming, near death experiences, or the very structure of consciousness itself, the participants in this unique exchange continually surprise and delight us with their discoveries of convergences and divergences between their respective traditions.

Acknowledgments
Forewordp. 1
A Prelude to the Journeyp. 3
What's in a Self?p. 11
Brain's Sleepp. 23
Dreams and the Unconsciousp. 53
Lucid Dreamingp. 101
Levels of Consciousness and Dream Yogap. 111
Death and Christianityp. 131
What Is Bodily Death?p. 137
Near-Death Experiencesp. 177
Coda: Reflections on the Journeyp. 215
About the Mind and Life Institute, Acknowledgmentsp. 219
Notesp. 225
Glossaryp. 227
Contributorsp. 243
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780861711239
ISBN-10: 0861711238
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st May 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.68 x 15.39  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.38