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Paul Brunton on the Guru-Disciple Relationship

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Vic Mansfield was professor of physics and astronomy at Colgate University. Along with a wide range of science courses, he taught courses focusing on Tibetan Buddhism and Jungian psychology. He was an award-winning teacher who published scores of technical articles in science and several dozen interdisciplinary papers connecting physics to Tibetan Buddhism and depth psychology. For nearly four decades, he practiced and studied with spiritual leaders including Paul Brunton, Anthony Damiani, Sankaracharya, Ramon Panikkar, and the Dalai Lama. His last book was Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge with a forward by the Dalai Lama (Templeton Press, 2008). He published two previous books: Synchronicity, Science, and Soul-Making (Open Court Publishing, 1995) and Head and Heart: A Personal Exploration of Science and the Sacred (Quest Books, 2002).

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