Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective covers a broad range of subjects, including near-death experience research, correlations with quantum physics, modern psychology and psychiatry, and draws on such famous writers as Leo Tolstoy, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Carl Jung, Albert Einstein and many others. Concepts explored include "Esho Funi", or inseparability of self and environment;
Underlying everything is the perspective which Buddhism brings to our daily lives, and to the most fundamental problem of all - the issue of death.
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"If I were to teach a basic college-level course in religion, philosophy, or metaphysics - call it Spirituality 101 - this book would be required reading. In fact, it would be the first week's assignment. Having read all or parts of nearly a thousand books dealing with spiritual matters, I cannot recall another that so simply and effectively blends the fundamentals of religion and science." - Michael E. Tymn, Journal of Religion and Psychical Research.
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James Hilgendorf is the author of seven other books: "The Buddha and the Dream of America"; "The New Superpower"; "The Great New Emerging Civilization";
The author's website is http://www.jameshilgendorf.org
James Hilgendorf has been practicing Buddhism for over forty years with the SGI, or Soka Gakkai International, a Buddhist lay organization with 12,000,000 members in 192 countries and territories worldwide. He is also the producer of the Tribute Series, a highly-acclaimed series of travel and educational films.