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Transplanting Tibetan Philosophy

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Patrik, Linda. “Transplanting Tibetan Philosophy,” E-ASPAC, 2004.

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Perilous Sitting: Krishnamurti’s Criticisms of Meditation Practice

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Patrik, Linda. “Perilous Sitting: Krishnamurti’s Criticisms of Meditation Practice,” Krishnamurti Monograph Series, #16 (2004).

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Letting Philosophy Go: the Role of Reasoning in Kagyü Tibetan Buddhism

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Patrik, Linda. “Letting Philosophy Go: the Role of Reasoning in Kagyü Tibetan Buddhism,” in International Studies in Philosophy, vol. 37, no. 1, 2005.

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Encoding for Endangered Tibetan Texts

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Patrik, Linda. “Encoding for Endangered Tibetan Texts,” Digital Humanities Quarterly, 2007.

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The Case for a Contemplative Philosophy of Education

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Repetti, Rick. “The Case for a Contemplative Philosophy of Education,” New Directions for Community Colleges: Contemplative Teaching and Learning 151 (Fall 2010), 5-15.

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Against Cognitive Imperialism

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Roth, Hal. “Against Cognitive Imperialism: A Call for a Non-Ethnocentric Approach to Cognitive Science and Religious Studies” Religion East and West, issue 8, Oct. 2008. Response to “Against Cognitive Imperialism” by B. Alan Wallace, Religion East and West, issue 8, Oct. 2008.

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Integrating Contemplative and Student Centered Education: a Synergistic Approach to Deep Learning

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Integrating Contemplative and Student Centered Education: a Synergistic Approach to Deep Learning

Seitz, Daniel David. “Integrating Contemplative and Student Centered Education: a Synergistic Approach to Deep Learning.” A dissertation submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education, June 2009, Higher Education Administration...

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Consciousness, Contemplation and the Academy

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Sellers-Young, Barbara. “Consciousness, Contemplation and the Academy.” Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, vol. 9, no. 1, April 2008.

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Mindfulness in Measurement: Reconsidering the Measurable in Mindfulness Practice

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Solloway, S. and Fisher, W. (2007) “Mindfulness in Measurement: Reconsidering the Measurable in Mindfulness Practice” International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 26, pp 58-81.

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Phenomenology and Mysticism: The Verticality of Religious Experience

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Phenomenology and Mysticism: The Verticality of Religious Experience

Steinbock, A. (2007). Phenomenology and Mysticism: The Verticality of Religious Experience (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion). Bloomington: Indiana University...

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Augustine the Reader: Meditation, Self-Knowledge, and Ethics of Interpretation

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Augustine the Reader: Meditation, Self-Knowledge, and Ethics of Interpretation

Stock, Brian. (1998). Augustine the Reader: Meditation, Self-Knowledge, and the Ethics of Interpretation. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard...

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The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience

Varela, Francisco, Evan Thompson, and Eleanor Rosch. (1992). The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience. Cambridge: MIT...

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The View from Within: First-person approaches to the study of consciousness

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

The View from Within: First-person approaches to the study of consciousness

Varela, Francisco J. and Shear, Jonathan. (1999). The View from Within: First-person Approaches to the Study of Consciousness....

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Buddhism and Science

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Buddhism and Science

Wallace, B. Alan. (2003). Buddhism and Science. New York: Columbia University...

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The Taboo of Subjectivity: Towards a New Science of Consciousness

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

The Taboo of Subjectivity: Towards a New Science of Consciousness

Wallace, B. Alan. (2004). The Taboo of Subjectivity: Toward a New Science of Consciousness. Oxford University...

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The Tree of Yoga

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

The Tree of Yoga

Iyengar, BKS. (2002). The Tree of Yoga (Shambhala Classics). Boston:...

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The Cloud of Unknowing and the Book of Privy Counseling

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The Cloud of Unknowing and the Book of Privy Counseling

Johnston, W. (ed.) (1996). The Cloud of Unknowing and The Book of Privy Counseling. Garden City, NY: Image...

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Wherever You Go, There You Are

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Kabat-Zinn, J. (2005). Wherever You Go, There You Are. New York:...

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The Book of Tea

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The Book of Tea

Kakuzo, O. (2007). The Book of Tea. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge...

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Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel

Keating, T. (2006). Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel. New York: Continuum International Publishing...

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A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

Kornfield, J. (1993). A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life. New York:...

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Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way

Lao Tzu, Le Guin, U. K. (1998). Lao Tzu : Tao Te Ching : A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way. Boston: Shambhala. Summary: This is the classic Chinese manual, in 81 sections, that poetically juxtaposes vignettes and insights. This translation becomes especially interesting when read against that of Ursula Le Guin. Comments: “Students love this book. It enables them to work with difficult concepts by means of recognizable ambiguities and to gain in the reading of it a contemplative experience.” – SunHee Gertz, Professor of English, Clark...

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Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life

Lasater, J. (2000). Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life. Berkeley: Rodmell...

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A Gradual Awakening

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

A Gradual Awakening

Levine, S. (1989). A Gradual Awakening. New York: Anchor...

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Earthy Mysticism

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

Earthy Mysticism

McNamara, W. (1983). Earthy Mysticism: Contemplation and the Life of Passionate Presence. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company.

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The Wisdom of the Desert

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

The Wisdom of the Desert

Merton, T. (1970). The Wisdom of the Desert (New Directions). New York: New Directions...

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Contemplative Prayer

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

Contemplative Prayer

Merton, T. (1971). Contemplative Prayer. New York: Image...

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Come and Sit

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

Come and Sit

Nelson, M. Z. (2001). Come and Sit : A Week Inside Meditation Centers. Woodstock, VT: Skylight...

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The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 1)

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 1)

Palmer, G.E.H, Sherrard, P., and Ware, K., trans. (1983). The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 1); Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St. Markarios of Corinth. London: Faber and...

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Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart

Palmer, G. E. H., and Kadloubovsky, E. (1992). Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart. New York: Faber &...

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The Way of a Pilgrim

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

The Way of a Pilgrim

Pokrovsky, G. (2001). The Way of a Pilgrim: The Jesus Prayer Journey —Annotated & Explained. Woodstock, VT: Skylight...

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What the Buddha Taught

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

What the Buddha Taught

Rahula, W. (1974). What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada. New York:...

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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Rinpoche, S. (1994). The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller. San Francisco:...

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Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation

Rosenberg, L. (2004). Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation. Boston:...

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Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

Salzberg, S. (2002). Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala Classics). Boston:...

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Ultimate Questions: An Anthology of Modern Russian Religious Thought

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

Ultimate Questions: An Anthology of Modern Russian Religious Thought

Schmemann, A. (1977). Ultimate Questions: An Anthology of Modern Russian Religious Thought. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary...

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How to Know Higher Worlds

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

How to Know Higher Worlds

Steiner, R. (1994). How to Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Classics in Anthroposophy). New York: Steiner...

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Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

Suzuki, S. (2011). Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. Boston: Shambhala Publications. Summary: This collection of meditations situates the reader in the practice of zazen. Comments: “I use this book as an introduction to our classroom meditations, which begin each class as well as mark the second half of the class. Students do not have to purchase this book, but more often than not, they do.” – SunHee Gertz, Professor of English, Clark...

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The Science of Yoga, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

The Science of Yoga, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Taimni, I. K. (1967). The Science of Yoga: The Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali in Sanskrit. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical...

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Essential Tibetan Buddhism

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

Essential Tibetan Buddhism

Thurman, R. (1997). Essential Tibetan Buddhism. Edison, NJ: Castle...

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Experience, Purpose, Pedagogy, and Theory: Ritual Activities in the Classroom

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

Experience, Purpose, Pedagogy, and Theory: Ritual Activities in the Classroom

Wallace, Mark. (2007). “Experience, Purpose, Pedagogy, and Theory: Ritual Activities in the Classroom” in Teaching Ritual (Aar Teaching Religious Studies Series), Catherine Bell, Ed. Oxford University...

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Mindfulness Bibliography

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

Williams, John C. and Zylowska, Lidia. (2008). Mindfulness Bibliography. Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA Semel Institute.

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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Trungpa, C. (1987). Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism. Boston:...

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Meditation in Action

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

Meditation in Action

Trungpa, C. (1996). Meditation in Action. Boston:...

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Speaking of Silence: Christians and Buddhists on the Contemplative Way

Posted on Sep 12, 2012

Speaking of Silence: Christians and Buddhists on the Contemplative Way

Walker, S. (1987). Speaking of Silence: Christians and Buddhists on the Contemplative Way. New York: Paulist Press.

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The Spiritual Side of Writing: Releasing the Learner’s Whole Potential

Posted on Sep 11, 2012

The Spiritual Side of Writing: Releasing the Learner’s Whole Potential

Foehr, R. P. & Schiller, S. (1997). The Spiritual Side of Writing: Releasing the Learner’s Whole Potential. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann,...

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Presence of Mind: Writing and the Domain Behind the Cognitive

Posted on Sep 11, 2012

Presence of Mind: Writing and the Domain Behind the Cognitive

Graves, R. & Brand, A. G. (1994). Presence of Mind: Writing and the Domain Behind the Cognitive. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann,...

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The New Physics and Cosmology

Posted on Sep 11, 2012

The New Physics and Cosmology

Zajonc, A. (2004). The New Physics and Cosmology Dialogues with the Dalai Lama. New York: Oxford University...

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No time to think: Reflections on information technology and contemplative scholarship

Posted on Sep 11, 2012

No time to think: Reflections on information technology and contemplative scholarship

Levy, David. “No time to think: Reflections on information technology and contemplative scholarship.” Ethics and Information Technology, Volume 9, Number 4 / December, 2007. View David Levy’s March 5, 2008 Google Tech Talk on YouTube: No Time To...

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Art and Visual Perception

Posted on Sep 11, 2012

Art and Visual Perception

Arnheim, R. (1974). Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye. Berkeley: University of California...

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