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Author Austin, James H., 1925- author.

Title Living Zen remindfully : retraining subconscious awareness / James H. Austin, M.D.

Published Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, [2016]
©2016

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Physical description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This is a book for readers who want to probe more deeply into mindfulness. It goes beyond the casual, once-in-awhile meditation in popular culture, grounding mindfulness in daily practice, Zen teachings, and recent research in neuroscience. In Living Zen Remindfully, James Austin, author of the groundbreaking Zen and the Brain, describes authentic Zen training--the commitment to a process of regular, ongoing daily life practice. This training process enables us to unlearn unfruitful habits, develop more wholesome ones, and lead a more genuinely creative life. Austin shows that mindfulness can mean more than our being conscious of the immediate 'now.' It can extend into the subconscious, where most of our brain's activities take place, invisibly. Austin suggests ways that long-term meditative training helps cultivate the hidden, affirmative resource of our unconscious memory. Remindfulness, as Austin terms it, can help us to adapt more effectively and to live more authentic lives. Austin discusses different types of meditation, meditation and problem-solving, and the meaning of enlightenment. He addresses egocentrism (self-centeredness) and allocentrism (other-centeredness), and the blending of focal and global attention. He explains the remarkable processes that encode, store, and retrieve our memories, focusing on the covert, helpful remindful processes incubating at subconscious levels. And he considers the illuminating confluence of Zen, clinical neurology, and neuroscience. Finally, he describes an everyday life of 'living Zen,' drawing on the poetry of Basho, the seventeenth-century haiku master"--Publisher's website.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Subject Meditation -- Zen Buddhism.
Awareness -- Religious aspects -- Zen Buddhism.
Consciousness -- Religious aspects -- Zen Buddhism.
Zen Buddhism -- Psychology.
ISBN 0262281295 electronic
9780262281294 electronic
0262161656 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780262161657 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780262035088
0262035081