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Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment

Authors: Michaelson, Jay
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
BISAC/Subject: SEL032000, PHI028000, REL092000, HEA011000
ISBN: 9781583947159, Related ISBNs: 1583947140, 1583947159, 1623172853, 9781583947142, 9781583947159
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 272,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A no-nonsense guide to the evolution of meditation, mindfulness, and enlightenment in modern-day society—from their religious origins in the East to their more secular incarnations in the West

Evolving Dharma is the definitive guide to the meditation revolution. Fearless, unorthodox, and irreverent scholar and activist Jay Michaelson shows how meditation and mindfulness have moved from ashrams and self-help groups to classrooms and hospitals, and offers unusually straight talk about the “Big E”— enlightenment. Michaelson introduces us to maverick brain hackers, postmodern Buddhist monks, and cutting-edge neuroscientists and shares his own stories of months-long silent retreats, powerful mystical experiences, and many pitfalls along the way. Evolving Dharma is a must-read for the next-generation meditator, the spiritually cynical, and the curious adventurer in all of us.
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