Gentle Bridges

Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Sciences of Mind

By Jeremy W. Hayward; Francisco J. Varela
Shambhala, Paperback, 9781570628931, 288pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2001

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What is the essence of the mind? Could computers ever have consciousness? Can compassion be learned? When does consciousness enter the human embryo? These are just some of the many questions that were discussed during a historic meeting that took place between several prominent Western scientists and the Dalai Lama. "Gentle Bridges " is a chronicle of this extraordinary exchange of ideas.

About the Author
Hayward holds a Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Cambridge University and has pursued research in molecular biology at MIT and Tufts Medical School. He is vice-president of the Naropa Institute and Shambala Training in Boulder, Colorado.

Francisco Varela is Director of Research at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique and Professor of Cognitive Science and Epistemology, CREA, at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
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