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In The Healthy Mind, Dr. Henry M. Vyner presents the findings of twenty-seven years of research spent interviewing Tibetan lamas about their experiences of the mind. The interviews have generated a science of stream of consciousness that demonstrates that the healthy human mind is the egoless mind, given the paradox that the egoless mind has an ego. Vyner presents this science and also shows his readers how to cultivate a healthy mind. The Healthy Mind features extensive interview excerpts, theoretical maps of the egoless and egocentric mind, discussions of the history of science, and thought experiments that unpack the implications of his findings. This is a useful book for all those interested in the dialogue between Buddhism and psychology and in understanding the nature of the healthy mind.
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Henry M. Vyner, MD, is a research fellow at the Tibet Center at the University of Virginia. He is a physician and cultural anthropologist who has spent 27 years researching the healthy mind amongst Tibetan lamas living in South and Central Asia. Prior to his work in Asia, he served as Director of Research at the Radiation Research Institute in Berkeley, CA.
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