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Living Zen Remindfully: Retraining Subconscious Awareness

James H. Austin, M.D.

Abstract

This book continues James Austin’s quest to clarify how meditative practices transform our states of consciousness. The book is in five parts. Part I considers how meditation can enhance creativity and how Zen enlightenment (awakening) can help develop altruism and compassion. Part II explores the neural correlates of Self-relationships, of selflessness and allocentric processing. It explains how they differ from Self-centered (egocentric) processing. Part III considers the neural correlates of memory in general and of mindful attention to the present. It then introduces the topic of remindful ... More

Keywords: meditation, creativity, enlightenment, compassion, selflessness, allocentric processing, memory, remindfulness, auditory hallucinations, haiku

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262035088
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035088.001.0001

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James H. Austin, M.D., author
University of Colorado (emeritus)

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