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The MTDP is a newly established two-year extended course offered by the Bodhi College. It explores the foundations of mindfulness in Buddhist psychology as well as the ways in which these teachings inform contemporary mindfulness and thus continue to be a pathway to emotional and psychological healing and transformation.

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Happy new year to all of you!

As you may (or may not) know, I work part-time as a librarian, and as such I regularly hold newly published books in my hands and always have an eye out on the most interesting new releases. Last year I started collecting bibliographic data on those newly released titles which caught my most curious attention and then published a related list at the end of the year thus making this information widely available.

So now it’s time for another list of 2015, and it features 40 pages and 90 academic monographs in a variety of disciplines with full bibliographic information as well as links to publishers, Google Books, and Worldcat.

You can find it on the page “Free Content” or download it directly here.


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9780190244958Komarovski, Yaroslav. Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Experience. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. (304 p. ISBN 978-0-19-024495-8)

Publisher description | Toc | Book preview

“In this book, Yaroslav Komarovski argues that the Tibetan Buddhist interpretations of the realization of ultimate reality both contribute to and challenge contemporary interpretations of unmediated mystical experience. The model used by the majority of Tibetan Buddhist thinkers states that the realization of ultimate reality, while unmediated during its actual occurrence, is necessarily filtered and mediated by the conditioning contemplative processes leading to it, and Komarovski argues that therefore, in order to understand this mystical experience, one must focus on these processes, rather than on the experience itself. Read the rest of this entry »