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Meet Author: Realizing Awakened Consciousness…

Meet the author, Richard Boyle, at High Country United Church on June 12th at 11:30 AM.

Richard Boyle to Discuss New Book, Realizing Awakened Consciousness: Interviews With Buddhist Teachers and a New Perspective on the Mind.  In the book, Boyle conducts probing interviews with eleven prominent Western Buddhist and one scientist who have experienced awakening. From the paths they traveled to enlightenment and their descriptions of the experience, he derives three fundamental properties of awakened consciousness. He then constructs an overarching model that explains how Buddhist practices help free the mind from attachments to reality and the self and make possible the three properties of awakening. Specifically, these teachers describe how they worked to control attention and quiet the mind, detach from ideas and habits, and open themselves to compassion.

Dr. Richard Boyle will talk about how his new book, how the book came about, what is going on the project now, and how meditation leads to awakening.  He will also answer questions and sign books.

More information about the book can be found at the Amazon listing.