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Healing Emotions

Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mindfulness, Emotions, and Health
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
January, 2003
ISBN:
9781590300107
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$28.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Can the mind heal the body? The Buddhist tradition says yes—and now that many Western scientists are beginning to agree, these discussions between the Dalai Lama and this group of prominent physicians, psychologists, philosophers, and meditation teachers could not be more timely. The book is a record of the Mind and Life Conference, a meeting that took place in 1991 in Dharamsala, India, gathering Buddhist teachers and Western scholars to discuss such questions as these:

F  How are the brain, immune system, and emotions interconnected?

F  What emotions are associated with enhanced well-being?

F  How can death help us understand the nature of mind?

F  How does self-esteem affect body and mind?

F  How is morality related to physical and mental health?

F  Can the mind truly heal the body?

Contributors include, in addition to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are; Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence; Francisco Varela, author of The Tree of Knowledge; Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness; and others. Here be cutting edge stuff on the mind-brain-body dialogue, medicine and compassion, and the subtleties and health effects of consciousness. Goleman’s new preface underscores a further decade’s research that has “made firm connections between chronic distressing emotions and lowered immune resistance,” as well as the data on stressed, results-driven scientists who trained in mindfulness meditation for three hours a week for ten weeks:

Brain measures showed that their emotional centers had tipped toward the positive range and, most noteworthy, their immune response significantly strengthened. Such scientific findings underscore the timeliness and significance of our conversation with the Dalai Lama.

Publisher’s Description: 

Can the mind heal the body? The Buddhist tradition says yesand now many Western scientists are beginning to agree. Healing Emotions is the record of an extraordinary series of encounters between the Dalai Lama and prominent Western psychologists, physicians, and meditation teachers that sheds new light on the mind-body connection. Topics include: compassion as medicine; the nature of consciousness; self-esteem; and the meeting points of mind, body, and spirit.

This edition contains a new foreword by the editor.

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