Why Buddhism Is True

Why Buddhism Is True

The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Book - 2017
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Author Robert Wright shows how Buddhist meditative practice can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and deepen your appreciation of beauty and other people. -- Adapted from book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781439195451
Branch Call Number: 294.342 W9357W 2017
Characteristics: xii, 321 pages ; 24 cm


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A look at meditation through the lens of evolutionary biology. With helpful examples featuring powdered sugar doughnuts. -- Robin

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Nov 25, 2017

Liked it so much I had to buy it--scored a used copy at Third Place Books--drove to Lake Forest Park(LFP) to pick it up. I am philosophically opposed to Amazon because of how they have treated women who have returned from maternity leave to find that they no longer have their position, and Amazon's opposition to unionization in Europe. Is everyone working for Amazon an at-will employee? No job security for anybody? Or only for the top brains? Beware, the book buyers at Third Place LFP stop at 5:00pm on Saturday. When I buy online I use Alibris, and I use duckduckgo for my search engine because the top guy at Google is making it hard to search for information on monopolies, besides that Google tracks your searches and you then get pestered by ads. Anyway, terrific book--really fits a lot of my experience. If you ever have a chance to go to an Enlightenment Intensive do give it a try. Has some similarities to seshinn for those of you familiar with Zen. Some of the differences are that you work in dyads with partners which multiples the power of your intent and speeds some things up tremendously. Same vegetarian style menu, similar intensity of practice, similar break from the unreal real world, similar walking contemplation. I wholly, fully, and entirely recommend this book!(Redundancy intended.)

Oct 06, 2017

What we always have here is a failure to see things clearly, and this is his story of how to avoid unneeded pain. Much of which you thought you needed but look at it a minute and you don't. Liked the breezy, for this material, tone throughout.


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