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The Buddha Pill (book)

The Buddha Pill (book)

Postby Michaeljc on Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:35 am

Ha! - love the title :lol2:

Ok, so here is the book:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Buddha-Pill-Meditation-Change/dp/1780287186

and here is a 30 minute audio interview with the author. Play it while doing the house work :)

http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/201777038

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Re: The Buddha Pill (book)

Postby desert_woodworker on Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:16 am

Michael,

Michaeljc wrote:Ok, so here is the book:

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Not enough grey-hair among the pair. Too soon for them to say they know anything, IMH (grey-haired) O. :lol2:

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Re: The Buddha Pill (book)

Postby Jim Hegarty on Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:34 am

I read this last year. I enjoyed it. It is a pretty general book about meditation, and mainly the research around it. It covers a broad field; form TM to yoga, to modern mindfulness practices with some strange things in between. Not so good on traditional Buddhist meditation as found in specific streams such as Zen. They seemed to lack experience in this area. A few nice anecdote’s, and interesting facts. It especially highlights some of the faults in the research around the effectiveness of meditation, and mindfulness. I have the impression that some of the “mindfulness” people found this unpleasant.
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