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The Science of Enlightenment

Shinzen Young

The Science of Enlightenment

Teaching & Meditations for Awakening Through Self-Investigation

by Shinzen Young

  • 247 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Sounds True .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mind, body, spirit: mysticism & self-awareness,
  • Reference,
  • Religion,
  • Audio - Relaxation/Meditation,
  • Audio Adult: Other,
  • Meditation

  • The Physical Object
    FormatAudio Cassette
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9854214M
    ISBN 101564555356
    ISBN 109781564555359
    OCLC/WorldCa39153628

      ENLIGHTENMENT NOW The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress By Steven Pinker pp. Viking. $ Optimism is not generally thought cool, and it is often thought foolish. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. "My new favorite book of all time." Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the.

    For me, the "Science of Enlightenment" painted a clear picture about spirituality and reaching liberation. This book is basically a series of recorded lectures given by Shinzen Young, which made it as if the author were talking just to me, making up the answers to my personal questions.   * [Steven Pinker has] become a deep and important critic of the visceral hostility to nature and science now so sadly prevalent on the left and right, a defender of reason and the Enlightenment against the 'social justice' movements on campus, and his new book is /5(K).

      In an exclusive extract from his book, Roy Porter asks what is the enlightenment and begins to assess its achievement. Roy Porter Tue 12 Jun .   Bust out your bookmark — billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has a new favorite book, and it'll make you feel optimistic. Gates touts "Enlightenment Now: .


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The Science of Enlightenment: Teachings and Meditations for Awakening Through Self-Investigation Audio CD – January 1, by Shinzen Young (Author) › Visit Amazon's Shinzen Young Page.

Find all the The Science of Enlightenment book, read about the author, and more. /5(36). “[Enlightenment Now] is magnificent, uplifting and makes you want to rush to your laptop and close your Twitter account.”—The Economist “[A] magisterial new book Enlightenment Now is the most uplifting work of science I’ve ever read.”—Science MagazineCited by:   This is a good book; if you are interested in STEM areas (especially physics and maths) and may also be interested in buddhism, meditation and enlightenment then you must read this book.

Unfortunately, I stopped studying any science or maths when I so many of the, what I'm sure were incredibly insightful, analogies just went over my head/5.

The history of science during the Age of Enlightenment traces developments in science and technology during the Age of Reason, when Enlightenment ideas and ideals were being disseminated across Europe and North lly, the period spans from the final days of the 16th and 17th-century Scientific Revolution until roughly the 19th century, after the French Revolution () and the.

The Science of Enlightenment book teacher Shinzen Young's new book, The Science of Enlightenment, is an easy-to-read, down-to-earth primer on why meditation matters and how it actually works."--Yoga Journal"The Science of Enlightenment, inspired by teacher/author Shinzen Young's audio teachings, is a guide to meditation that weaves instruction from numerous spiritual traditions, technological and /5().

On The Science of Enlightenment, you will learn that the liberated state is as real as the sensations you are having right now. For it is through the investigation of your own thoughts and feelings that you can awaken to clear insight and a happiness independent of conditions: the state of enlightenment.4/5(12).

Science and the Enlightenment is a general history of eighteenth-century science covering both the physical and life sciences. It places the scientific developments of the century in the cultural context of the Enlightenment and reveals the extent to which /5.

On The Science of Enlightenment, Shinzen Young elucidates these questions with precision and intelligence, demonstrating why he is regarded as one of the Western world's most articulate and understandable teachers of classical mystical experience.

The search for awakening is not limited to a chosen few. It is a field open for you to investigate—once you possess the inner technologies to do so. “[A] magisterial new book Enlightenment Now is the most uplifting work of science I’ve ever read.”—Science Magazine “A passionate and persuasive defense of reason and science [and] an urgently needed reminder that progress is, to no small extent, a result of values that have served us – and can serve us – extraordinarily well.”.

The Enlightenment principle that we can apply reason and sympathy to enhance human flourishing may seem obvious, trite, old-fashioned. I wrote this book because I have come to realize that it is not. More than ever, the ideals of reason, science, humanism, and progress need a wholehearted defense.

We take its gifts for granted: newborns who Brand: Penguin Publishing Group. “Shinzen Young’s The Science of Enlightenment is a wonderful and informative book for anyone interested in meditation. Beginners will find clear explanations of what meditation is and how it works to support one’s evolution; experienced meditators will find new perspectives that will enhance their practices; and ‘ShinHeads’ will Brand: Sounds True, Incorporated.

• Enlightenment Now: The Case for Science, Reason, Humanism and Progress is published by Allen Lane. To order a copy for £ (RRP £25) go to or call Outstanding, provocative book on a critically important subject, presented in a unique way. I don’t know what is, or could be, more important to human well being than what has traditionally been called “spiritual enlightenment.” This book discusses that topic in a way that is, overall, quite unique and, I.

“Explaining the meaning of life is not the usual job description of a professor of cognitive science,” he writes—before gamely proceeding to answer that very question from a variety of stances, all resting on the assumption that life is best endowed with meaning if.

Some professors teach undergraduates that “science does not converge on the truth.” AD. To the rescue comes the Enlightenment. Pinker’s book is the latest in a long line to summon the. —Christian Science Monitor “Pinker is a paragon of exactly the kind of intellectual honesty and courage we need to restore conversation and community, and the students are right to revere him.” —The Seattle Times “[A] magisterial new book Enlightenment Now is the most uplifting work of science I’ve ever read.”—Science Magazine.

This book expresses the need for a kind of inquiry rationally designed and devoted to helping us progress towards a genuinely civilized world.

The author discusses the concept of a new Enlightenment, and the work of progressing from knowledge to wisdom on the way to creating an enlightened : Springer International Publishing. Enlightenment Now takes the approach he uses in Better Angels to track violence throughout history and applies it to 15 different measures of progress (like quality of life, knowledge, and safety).

The result is a holistic picture of how and why the world is getting better. It’s like Better Angels on steroids. Pinker was generous enough to send me an early copy, even though Enlightenment. The first introductory A-Z resource on the dynamic achievements in science from the late s toincluding the great minds behind the developments and science's new cultural role.

Though the Enlightenment was a time of amazing scientific change, science is an often-neglected facet of that time. Now, Science in the Enlightenment redresses the balance by covering all the major scientific.

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR "My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and 4/5(7).

An argument that the gas industry was the first integrated large-scale technological network and that it signaled a new wave of industrial innovation. In Progressive Enlightenment, Leslie Tomory examines the origins of the gaslight industry, from invention to consolidation as a large integrated urban network.

Tomory argues that gas was the first integrated large-scale technological network, a.The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment. Author: Robert Wright; Publisher: Simon and Schuster ISBN: Category: Psychology Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring.The idea that science cannot proceed without the assumption that the universe is comprehensible in some way – the thesis that it isphysicallycomprehensible being a more secure item of knowledge than any accepted physical theory – represents a profound and dramatic revolution in our whole conception of science.

It is perhaps not surprising.