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Compassion: Bridging Practice and Science eBook with Tania Singer, PhD.

I just downloaded the new, absolutely free eBook, edited by Tania Singer and Matthias Bolz. Believe me when I say, you gots to get this! It’s called Compassion: Bridging Practice and Science it is the result of a workshop organized by Dr. Singer in the atelier of Olafur Eliasson and included some of the world’s top Buddhist scholars and teachers, scientists and representative from the best places doing compassion based training and research.



The book is an 880 page multimedia masterpiece, best viewed on an iPad, but you can get a version that runs on a kindle or android tablet or read it on the web. It is especially developed for the iPad and if you have one, that is the version you want. In addition to articles written by each of the participants, there are video clips of their talks, inventive photos and sound collages, and a few things on compassion presented to the public for the first time. It issimply  the most comprehensive and complete tome on the science, practice and contemplation of compassion, both secular and non-secular. This is how all books on new media devices like the iPad and Kindle should be and it is hard to believe that this book doesn’t cost a penny. But it doesn’t, so whaddya waiting for?

You can download it here.

During the 2013 Buddhism and Medicine Forum, I got to ask Tania about the back story to this amazing workshop and subsequent eBook. Here is what she said:


Tania Singer on Compassion eBook from WhatMeditationReallyIs on Vimeo.


More videos on from the Buddhism and Medicine Forum can be found here and scrolling to the bottom.