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  • This product had a total of 10 reviews as of our last analysis date on Jan 13 2020.
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As can be expected, a great discourse by the Dalai Lama


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The institute is an organization promoting dialogue between the scientific and contemplative traditions.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Tackling a young field, the discussion lacks systematic analysis and each contributor even seems to speak in isolation at times.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    A group of neuroscientists and doctors who are really at the top of their field, and in top form here, present the state of the art (at the time the book was compiled anyway - these things change quickly) of modern neuroscience's understanding of memory, psychiatric illness, and various other aspects of consciousness and perception - the dalai lama responds, asks for elucidation, and at times presents the buddhist viewpoint of these same topics.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This doesn't necessarily mean the buddhist viewpoints are incorrect, and some of them i support myself despite their 'unscientific' nature.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    When one scientist politely asks what the buddhist have as evidence for their claims about reincarnation, a quaint story is told about a young girl in india who claims knowledge of her past life.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This kind of back and forth continues, with the scientists doing their best to make careful and well-reasoned arguments about the brain and consciousness, and the buddhist side relying on the equivalent of the authority of 4-year-old girls and peasant folk mythology.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    His conclusion: since the scientists cautionsly admit that their knowledge of the brain is in its infancy, clearly that leaves the door wide open for all of buddhism's wild claims, which they (wallace at least) intend to cling to desperately until (if, i suppose) they are finally disproven.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The dalai lama, on the other hand, and to his eternal credit, is quick to announce that buddhism, at least as he leads and teaches it, will do its best to accomodate new and valid evidence, even if this evidence refutes its most cherished beliefs (e.

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