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Albert Ellis and the Buddha : rational soul mates? a comparison of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Zen Buddhism
Although religion and psychology are generally conceived of as distinct domains, the theoretical underpinnings of certain psychological theories are inextricably related to religious ideology. This re...
Cell ethics matter of Buddhist personal choice
This editorial highlights the views and practices of Buddhists from traditionally Buddhist countries on the use of embryonic stem cells. While Buddhist teachings (specifically the Vinaya) says that li...
No clear Buddhist stance on stem cell work
In this short editorial, Damien Keown discusses Buddhist perspectives on stem cell use. He outlines the conditions under which use of stem cells may be acceptable. Therapeutic use of stem cells is not...
Altruism in science can learn from Buddhism
Science & Theology News interviews B. Alan Wallace about the Buddhism and science. Topics in this short interview include the Buddhist view of the self, subtle states of consciousness, lucid dr...
The Buddhist tradition of samatha : methods for refining and examing consciousness
Samatha is a Buddhist meditative technique for the refinement of attention. Here, expert in the study and practice of samatha, B. Alan Wallace, outlines the nature and purpose of samatha, the various...
The mind and the brain : neuroplasticity and the power of mental force
The Mind and the Brain, co-written by psychiatrist Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Wall Street Journal writer Sharon Begley, looks at the question of the relation between the brain and the mind drawing...
Francisco Varela (1946-2001) : filling the mind--brain gap : a life adventure
One of the most eminent neuroscientists recently passed away in Paris. Professor Francisco Varela was a scholar that approached science with a remarkably broad and integrative perspective, deeply cont...
For Francisco Varela : explorer of the phenomenal world
Francisco Varela was an innovative thinker and researcher as well as a pioneer in the present dialog between science and Buddhism. In this essay, the author first speaks briefly about some of Francisc...
The gesture of awareness : an account of its structural dynamics
This article proposes a description of the structural dynamics of the act of becoming aware based on the phenomenological method of épochè (or reduction), but also incorporating observations from ps...
Psychotherapy with Buddhists
This chapter is part of a volume aimed at providing psychologists and psychotherapists with a basic background in the fundamental beliefs and worldviews of the major religious traditions. This chapter...
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