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Living Zen Remindfully: Retraining Subconscious Awareness

James H. Austin, M.D.


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

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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

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

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