TIBETAN BUDDHISM AND MODERN PHYSICS: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge by Vic Mansfield, foreword by HH Dalai Lama
Wonderfully clear and engaging, this book shows how the principle of emptiness connects intimately to quantum nonlocality and other foundational features of quantum mechanics and explores connections between emptiness, modern relativity, and the nature of time. Because of the powerful connections between emptiness and modern physics, the book argues that the interconnected worldview of modern physics also encourages universal compassion. Along with these harmonies, the book explores a significant conflict between quantum mechanics and Tibetan Buddhism concerning the role of causality.
The book's central message is that there is a solid basis for uniting these worldviews. From this basis, the message of universal compassion can accompany the spread of the scientific worldview, stimulating compassionate action in the light of deep understanding--a true union of love and knowledge. The Office of His Holiness will translate it into both Chinese and Tibetan.
Vic Mansfield is a professor of physics and astronomy at Colgate University.
STORMS CAN'T HURT THE SKY: A Buddhist Path Through Divorce by Vic Mansfield, foreword by HH Dalai Lama
Buddhism has been applied to everything from parenting to golf, but until now no one has offered Buddhist principles as a healing path through divorce. In Storms Can't Hurt the Sky, Gabriel Cohen bravely delves into his personal experience-along with insights from Buddhist masters, parables, humor, social science studies, and interviews with other divorcés-to provide a practical and very helpful guide to surviving the pain of any break-up. Focusing on the emotions most common in the dissolution of a relationship-anger, resentment, loss, and grief-Storms Can't Hurt the Sky shows how thinking about these feelings in surprisingly different ways can lead to a radically better experience. This compulsively readable book offers sound advice and much-needed empathy for anyone dealing with a break-up.