In The Healthy Mind, Dr. Henry M. Vyner presents the findings of twenty-seven years of research spent interviewing Tibetan lamas about their experiences of the mind. The interviews have generated a science of stream of consciousness that demonstrates that the healthy human mind is the egoless mind, given the paradox that the egoless mind has an ego. Vyner presents this science and also shows his readers how to cultivate a healthy mind. The Healthy Mind features extensive interview excerpts, theoretical maps of the egoless and egocentric mind, discussions of the history of science, and thought experiments that unpack the implications of his findings. This is a useful book for all those interested in the dialogue between Buddhism and psychology and in understanding the nature of the healthy mind.

part I|53 pages


chapter 1|20 pages

Ego and War


chapter 2|21 pages

The Healthy Mind Assumption

chapter 3|10 pages

Lopon Tegchoke Interview

The Primordial Wisdom of the Natural Mind

part II|80 pages

Science of the Stream of Consciousness

chapter 4|20 pages


Entering the Stream of Consciousness

chapter 5|20 pages

A Cultivated Blind Spot

A Phenomenon Is a Phenomenon Is a Phenomenon

chapter 6|38 pages

Ode to the Stream of Consciousness

part III|71 pages

The Egocentric Mind

chapter 7|15 pages

The Place of the Ego in Nature

chapter 8|19 pages

The Egocentric State of Mind

chapter 9|35 pages

The Vicissitudes of the Ego

part IV|91 pages

The Egoless Mind

chapter 10|13 pages

The Goodness of the Natural Mind

The Control of No Control

chapter 11|35 pages

The Egoless State of Mind

chapter 12|24 pages


The Cultivation of the Egoless Mind

chapter 13|8 pages

The Future of the Egoless Mind

The Science

chapter 14|9 pages

The Future of the Egoless Mind

A Psychology of Peace