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The Resource Zen-brain horizons : toward a living zen, James H. Austin, M.D

Zen-brain horizons : toward a living zen, James H. Austin, M.D

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Zen-brain horizons : toward a living zen
Title
Zen-brain horizons
Title remainder
toward a living zen
Statement of responsibility
James H. Austin, M.D
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A neurologist and Zen practitioner clarifies the benefits of meditative training, drawing on classical Buddhist literature and modern brain research
  • "In Zen-Brain Horizons, James Austin draws on his decades of experience as a neurologist and Zen practitioner to clarify the benefits of meditative training. Austin integrates classical Buddhist literature with modern brain research, exploring the horizons of a living, neural Zen. When viewed in the light of today, the timeless wisdom of some Zen masters seems almost to have anticipated recent research in the neurosciences. The keen attentiveness and awareness that we cultivate during meditative practices becomes the leading edge of our subsequent mental processing. Austin explains how our covert, involuntary functions can make crucial contributions to the subtle ways we learn, intuit, and engage in creative activities. Austin begins by looking back at ancient Buddhist narratives. He then weaves together the major themes of self, attention, emotion, language, and insight. He goes on to examine Zen and psychology as cultural developments, including recent information about how a clear, calm awareness can change the meditating brain. He considers the pathways through which intuitions develop on their way to becoming realized, exploring the phenomena of the spontaneous color imagery that arises during meditation. Looking out even further into the future, Austin discusses the universal themes of creativity, happiness, openness, and selflessness. Along the way, he bows in homage to William James, explores 'Buddhist Botany' and 'Avian Zen, ' demonstrates why living Zen means much more than sitting quietly indoors on a cushion, and provides simplified advice that helps guide readers to the most important points"--MIT CogNet
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1925-
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Austin, James H.
Dewey number
294.3/927019
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ9288
LC item number
. A966 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Zen Buddhism
  • Brain
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • RELIGION
  • Brain
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Zen Buddhism
Label
Zen-brain horizons : toward a living zen, James H. Austin, M.D
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Avian Zen
  • Homage to William James
  • Sampling recent reports
  • Recent clinical information
  • Mindfulness starts as present-moment awareness
  • Subconscious background qualities that can infuse awareness
  • Looking out into the distance above the horizon
  • Reprocessing emotionally traumatic imagery while elevating the gaze
  • Spontaneous color imagery during meditation
  • A way out of the grand delusion
  • By way of a personal introduction
  • Peering into the future
  • New research horizons
  • Resources of enduring happiness; opening to "just this"
  • In closing
  • Appendix A.
  • The forest as a sanctuary for re-creation
  • Appendix B.
  • Potentially useful words and phrases
  • Appendix C.
  • Common acronyms used in brain research
  • Looking far back into the distant past
  • Appendix D.
  • Elephants in the living room
  • Two old men consult the Buddha
  • Neuropsychological aspects of the attentive self
  • Neural correlations of meditating selflessly
  • Buddhist botany 101
  • Looking back into earlier centuries of the Common Era
  • A glimpse of "just this" in Tang dynasty China (618-907)
Control code
889813257
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 273 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322094700
Lccn
2013046636
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations
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  • 10060
  • 9780262321150
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(OCoLC)889813257
Label
Zen-brain horizons : toward a living zen, James H. Austin, M.D
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Avian Zen
  • Homage to William James
  • Sampling recent reports
  • Recent clinical information
  • Mindfulness starts as present-moment awareness
  • Subconscious background qualities that can infuse awareness
  • Looking out into the distance above the horizon
  • Reprocessing emotionally traumatic imagery while elevating the gaze
  • Spontaneous color imagery during meditation
  • A way out of the grand delusion
  • By way of a personal introduction
  • Peering into the future
  • New research horizons
  • Resources of enduring happiness; opening to "just this"
  • In closing
  • Appendix A.
  • The forest as a sanctuary for re-creation
  • Appendix B.
  • Potentially useful words and phrases
  • Appendix C.
  • Common acronyms used in brain research
  • Looking far back into the distant past
  • Appendix D.
  • Elephants in the living room
  • Two old men consult the Buddha
  • Neuropsychological aspects of the attentive self
  • Neural correlations of meditating selflessly
  • Buddhist botany 101
  • Looking back into earlier centuries of the Common Era
  • A glimpse of "just this" in Tang dynasty China (618-907)
Control code
889813257
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 273 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322094700
Lccn
2013046636
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 7a9c219f-1739-4765-b6f6-f8b32f26b525
  • 10060
  • 9780262321150
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889813257

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