Balancing The Mind: a Tibetan Buddhist approach to refining attention
B Alan Wallace, widely recognized as of the clearest facilitators of the dialogue between science and Buddhism explains the methods and experiences of those Tibetan practitioners and compares these with investigations of consciousness by Western scientists.
For centuries Tibetan Buddhist contemplatives have directly explored consciousness through carefully honed rigorous techniques of meditation. B. Allan Wallace explains the methods and experiences of Tibetan practitioners and compares these with investigations of consciousness by Western scientists and philosophers. Balancing the Mind includes a translation of the classic discussion by fifeenth-century Tibetan contemplative Tsongkhapa of methods for developing exceptionally high degrees of attentional stability and clarity. (This book is a re-release of Bridge of Quiesence).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
B.Alan Wallace trained for many years as a monk in Buddhist monasteries in India and Switzerland. He has taught Buddhist theory and practice in Europe and America since 1976 and has served as interpreter for numerous Tibetan scholars and contemplatives, including H.H. the Dalai Lama. He has published many books on Tibetan Buddhism, including Buddhism with an Attitude, The Four Immeasurables, and The Seven-Point Mind Training.
"Stop in your tracks — this is an extraordinary book!"
—David Galin, M.D., University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
"Alan Wallace is one of the great Western Buddhist thinkers of our day."
—Howard Cutler, co-author with H.H. the Dalai Lama of The Art of Happiness
"A spectacular cross-cultural presentation of techniques for achieving meditative states."
—Jeffrey Hopkins, author of Maps of the Profound
“The most important book on Buddhist meditation to appear in over a decade.”
—Roger Jackson, Carleton College