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  1. says:

    Really liked the book although it wasn't always easy to read and I'm sure 10% of it whooshed right past me Great mixture of Eastern religionphilosophy mixed with Western neuroscience and psychology I really liked the discussions of

  2. says:

    I'm always eager to read any book that combines Buddhism science and philosophy Love this stuff Sections of Thompson's book are fascinating insightful and truly enlightening But the mind numbing scientific data and uber dense analytic language wore me down and became overwhelming and joy killing Too bad

  3. says:

    This is one of the most uniue and important books of our time and maybe beyond our time I discovered this book in a most unlikely place it was recommended by Swami Sarvapriyananda You would never think a Hindu Swami would recommend a book on Western neuroscience But this is what makes Thompson's book different to the rest Thompson himself was brought up on Eastern philosophy especially Buddhism But the link between Sarva

  4. says:

    A curet's egg While I thouroughly admired the ideas explored here and the enormous scientific acumen of the author I think that the task he's set himself to add scientific weight to some of the key findings of Buddhist and Hindu thought becomes near impossible at this level To some extent Daniel Goleman did a better job in Destruct

  5. says:

    A challenging read but also an incredibly original and compelling approach to the uestion of consciousness and animal minds There was a great review of this book in the New York Times in which the reviewer remarked that More than evolution than inexhaustible arguments over God’s existence the real fault line between sc

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    This promises to be a terrific reading experience but I have a compliant The construction of this book by a major university press is dismal I have encountered shoddy manufacture of scholarly books by other university presses I paid a lot of money for this work It is already on the verge of coming unglued It would not last for long in university or public library Harvard University Press has also manufactured s

  7. says:

    Intriguing reviews at NYT and NDPR

  8. says:

    Triangulating between Buddhism neuroscience and phenomenology Thompson offers a thought provoking challenging engagement with the fundamental uestion of whether there's any such thing as the self His point of departure is the ongoing conversation between the Dalai Lama and scientists researching the realtionship

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    “In the Yogācāra model of the workings of consciousness an individual mental stream that’s capable of concei

  10. says:

    Superb book that will be revisited throughout my lifetime Planning to add a deeper review after a reread

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Past or anticipated future As we fall asleep the impression of being a bounded self distinct from the world dissolves but the self reappears in the dream state If we have a lucid dream we no longer identify only with the self within the dream Our sense of self now includes our dreaming self the I as dreamer Finally as we meditate either in the waking state or in a lucid dream we can observe whatever images or thoughts arise and how we tend to identify with them as me We can also experience sheer awarene A curet s egg While I thouroughly admired the ideas explored here and the enormous scientific acumen of the author I think that the task he s set himself to add scientific weight to some of the key findings of Buddhist and Hindu thought becomes near impossible at this level To some extent Daniel Goleman did a better job in Destructive Emotions His science is less exhaustive perhaps but his prose has heart The Homelanders (The Homelanders, reappears in the dream state If we have a lucid dream we no longer identify only with the self within the dream Our sense of self now includes our dreaming self the I as dreamer Finally as we meditate either in the waking state or in a lucid dream we can observe whatever images or thoughts arise and how we tend to identify with them as me We can also experience sheer awarene A curet s egg While I thouroughly admired the ideas explored here and the enormous scientific acumen of the author I think that the task he s set himself to add scientific weight to some of the key findings of Buddhist and Hindu thought becomes near impossible at this level To some extent Daniel Goleman did a better job in Destructive Emotions His science is less exhaustive perhaps but his prose has heart

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Waking Dreaming Being

A renowned philosopher of the mind also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep dreaming and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of mind casting new light on the self and its relation to the brainThompson shows how the self is a changing process not a static thing When we are awake we identify with our body but if we let our mind wander or daydream we project a mentally imagined self into the remembered This is one of the most uniue and important books of our time and maybe beyond our time I discovered this book in a most unlikely place it was recommended by Swami Sarvapriyananda You would never think a Hindu Swami would recommend a book on Western neuroscience But this is what makes Thompson s book different to the rest Thompson himself was brought up on Eastern philosophy especially Buddhism But the link between Sarvapriyananda and Thompson is that in Waking Dreaming Being the organizing principle comes from the first recorded map of consciousness found in the ancient Indian texts known as the Upanishads According to the Upanishads there are four states of consciousness There are the common states of waking dreaming and dreamless sleep and then there is the fourth states of pure awareness turiya which is found in the Mandukya Upanishad arguably the most important Upanishad for that fact This idea of pure awareness pervades Eastern thought even Buddhism Modern sc The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) renowned philosopher of the mind also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic research on sleep dreaming and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of mind casting new light on the self and its Earthfall (Homecoming, relation to the brainThompson shows how the self is a changing process not a static thing When we are awake we identify with our body but if we let our mind wander or daydream we project a mentally imagined self into the A Daddy for Christmas remembered This is one of the most uniue and important books of our time and maybe beyond our time I discovered this book in a most unlikely place it was Banned in Britain recommended by Swami Sarvapriyananda You would never think a Hindu Swami would Hour of the Beast recommend a book on Western neuroscience But this is what makes Thompson s book different to the Dictionary Of Dreams rest Thompson himself was brought up on Eastern philosophy especially Buddhism But the link between Sarvapriyananda and Thompson is that in Waking Dreaming Being the organizing principle comes from the first The Love of a Latino recorded map of consciousness found in the ancient Indian texts known as the Upanishads According to the Upanishads there are four states of consciousness There are the common states of waking dreaming and dreamless sleep and then there is the fourth states of pure awareness turiya which is found in the Mandukya Upanishad arguably the most important Upanishad for that fact This idea of pure awareness pervades Eastern thought even Buddhism Modern sc

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Ss itself distinct from the changing contents that make up our image of the selfContemplative traditions say that we can learn to let go of the self so that when we die we can witness its dissolution with euanimity Thompson weaves together neuroscience philosophy and personal narrative to depict these transformations adding uncommon depth to life's profound uestions Contemplative experience comes to illuminate scientific findings and scientific evidence enriches the vast knowledge acuired by contemplativ Triangulating between Buddhism neuroscience and phenomenology Thompson offers a thought provoking challenging engagement with the fundamental uestion of whether there s any such thing as the self His point of departure is the ongoing conversation between the Dalai Lama and scientists researching the realtionship between brain and various states of consciousness Thompson foregrounds the Dalai Lama s speculation that although it would conflict with most traditional Buddhist teachings it s possible that consciousness may be inextricably grounded in the material brain Throughout Thompson properly insists that western science needs to surrender a bit of its arrogance and take reports on subjective states of consciousness especially those provided by Buddhist monks with long experience of meditation seriously He s also aware that there s a core group of neuroscientists Richard Davidson at UW Madison is probably the hub of the network who are actively and productively wor