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The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening
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A modern introduction to traditional Buddhist psychology

Table of Contents

Introduction
Why Study?
Four Valuable Insights

I. The Abhidharma and How It Relates to Our World
What Is the Abhidharma?
Everything Is Dharmas
Exploring the Nature of Self and Reality
Six Channels of Perception

II. Dhatu Analysis
Dhatus and Channel Processing
Tuning into Experience
Moments of a Meditation
Exploring Channel Processing

III. Mind and Mental Factors
Mind
The Elements
Mental Factors
Benefits of Abhidharma Study

Appendix 1: The 75 Dharmas
Appendix 2: The 51 Mental Factors
Appendix 3: The First Karika
Appendix 4: Buddha's Hesitation
Appendix 5: Nine Stages of Mindfulness
Acknowledgements
Notes

About the Author

STEVEN D. GOODMAN is codirector of Asian and Comparative Studies at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. He received his PhD in Far Eastern studies from the University of Saskatchewan, and he has lectured and taught Buddhist philosophy and comparative religion at the University of California at Berkeley and Santa Barbara, Rice University, the Graduate Theological Union, the Nyingma Institute, and Naropa University. In 1994, Steven was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship at Rice University Center for Cultural Studies for the study of Tibetan mystical poetry. He is the coeditor of Tibetan Buddhism- Reason and Revelation (SUNY Press, 1992) and the author of "Transforming the Causes of Suffering" in Mindfulness and Meaningful Work (Parallax Press, 1994).

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"The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening shines new light on the profound fundamentals of Buddhism with original insight, vibrant reasoning, and pristine clarity. It is a great gift of scholarly exposition and a cause for celebration."-Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, author of The Healing Power of Mind

"I've been waiting for the book that would detail the Tibetan branch of Buddhist psychology with authority and clarity. At last, here it is. Steven Goodman's book is witty, wise, and a pleasure to read."-Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

"Abhidharma holds the heart of early Buddhist wisdom. Goodman's gift is to bring this forward in friendly, everyday language that never loses touch with the original sources. As he says, the eightfold path is a journey into our own experience, a fresh way to see life and diminish its pain, and this is relevant to everyone."-Anne C. Klein (Rigzin Drolma), author of Meeting the Great Bliss Queen

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