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Why Buddhism Is True

The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

By Robert Wright
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Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment by Robert Wright

Why Buddhism Is True (2017) takes a scientific look at the teachings and meditative practices of Buddhism. Robert Wright presents an impressive and surprising amount of data and research, all of which suggests that even Buddhism’s more esoteric teachings may have a solid basis in science.

  • Students of psychology, neuroscience and religion
  • Aspiring Buddhists and meditators
  • Science geeks

Robert Wright is a best-selling author and esteemed journalist whose writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the New Yorker and the Atlantic. He’s taught classes at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University, as well as New York’s Union Theological Seminary. His 2009 book, The Evolution of God, was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize.

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