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by PeterHarvey
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Neuroscience of Jhāna
Replies: 4
Views: 207

The Neuroscience of Jhāna

Paul Dennison (napaul@tiscali.co.uk) of the UK-based Samatha Trust ( https://www.samatha.org ) has been conducting research on Samatha meditators based on EEG readings, and has recently published a paper on this: ‘The Human Default Consciousness and Its Disruption: Insights From an EEG Study of Budd...
by PeterHarvey
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: New Book: Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings: Studies in Memory of L.S.Cousins
Replies: 2
Views: 232

New Book: Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings: Studies in Memory of L.S.Cousins

Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings: Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins Edited by Naomi Appleton and Peter Harvey Equinox Publishing 332pp Hardback: £90.00 / $112.00 Paperback: £39.95 / $49.95 E-book: Individual £39.95 / $49.95, Institution £90.00 / $112.00 This collection brings together scholarly co...
by PeterHarvey
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Learn Pali Online?
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

Re: Learn Pali Online?

The online MA Buddhist Studies at the University of South Wales has a Pali module, which can be taken without doing the full MA. Materials for the MA were mostly written by me, but for the Pali module by a student of Richard Gombrich. Peter Harvey I'd be curious about looking over the course materi...
by PeterHarvey
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhavanga
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: "Bobanga?"

Is Bhava in Dependent origination the same as Bhavanga? Good question, but I think not. I discuss bhavanga, and its relation to pabhassara citta - brightly shining mind - in my The Selfless Mind. While dreamless sleep is just bhavanga cittas, in normal consciousness the mind rapidly flicks in and o...
by PeterHarvey
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Learn Pali Online?
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

Re: Learn Pali Online?

Any structured on-line Pali courses on line? I can't seem to find any discussed here, although my searching skills may be at fault! The online MA Buddhist Studies at the University of South Wales has a Pali module, which can be taken without doing the full MA. Materials for the MA were mostly writt...
by PeterHarvey
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Scholars Who Are Practicing Buddhists
Replies: 21
Views: 3251

Re: Scholars Who Are Practicing Buddhists

A great scholar, who taught and inspired Rupert Gethin and myself, was Lance Cousins, who was also a great teacher of Samatha meditation. For some of his papers to download, see: https://oxford.academia.edu/LSCousins See also the books of Sarah Shaw, another Samatha Trust meditation pupil of Lance C...
by PeterHarvey
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 486
Views: 122198

Re: The Great Jhana Debate

I’ve just downloaded read through the ~300 pages of The Great Jhāna Debate postings. This needed some sustained mindfulness and calm:-), and included many interesting ideas and references. It struck me that some emphasise texts and some emphasise practice, and a good Sutta to bear in mind when the d...
by PeterHarvey
Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Introductory resources
Replies: 46
Views: 42361

Re: Introductory resources

Welcome all, I'm closely reviewing Peter Harvey's textbook, "An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History, and Practices" (2nd Ed.) 2013 Cambridge University Press I will be interested to see what you make of it. :-) Incidentally, if anyone wants free downloads of some of my papers on Buddhism, ...
by PeterHarvey
Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: New book on streamenterers & other noble persons in text & today
Replies: 7
Views: 842

New book on streamenterers & other noble persons in text & today

Yuki Sirimane: Entering the Stream to Enlightenment: Experiences of the Stages of the Buddhist Path in Contemporary Sri Lanka
https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/enterin ... -sirimane/

Peter Harvey
by PeterHarvey
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anyone tried the Samatha Trust (UK)?
Replies: 12
Views: 3283

Re: Anyone tried the Samatha Trust (UK)?

Yes, though now retired.
Peter Harvey
by PeterHarvey
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anyone tried the Samatha Trust (UK)?
Replies: 12
Views: 3283

Re: Anyone tried the Samatha Trust (UK)?

Please note that as well as weekly classes in various places in the UK, Ireland, Germany and the US (see drop-down menu at http://www.samatha.org ), the Samatha Trust now also has an online class: http://www.samatha.org/what-we-offer/classes/online-course-october-2016-june-2017 , which includes week...
by PeterHarvey
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2265
Views: 189221

Re: Nibbana = universal consciousness?

Malcolm turned me on to Peter Harvey's "The Selfless Mind." It is an excellent treatment of just these issues. I'm not familiar with that work, but by sheer coincidence I just happened to run across Bhikkhu Bodhi's reference to it, in note 314 to SN 4.23. When the monk is said to attain final Nibba...
by PeterHarvey
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Ariya-sacca
Replies: 11
Views: 6163

Re: Pali Term: Ariya-sacca

An extract on this topic from the 2nd edition of my Introduction to Buddhism, Cambrisge University Press- should be out in Nov. 2012: The translation of ariya-sacca as ‘Noble Truth’ (e.g. Anderson, 1999), while well established in English language literature on Buddhism, is the ‘least likely’ of the...