Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

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ISBN-13: 9781608820474
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 11/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 79,176
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Rick Hanson, PhD, is a psychologist and meditation teacher. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, he cofounded the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and edits the Wise Brain Bulletin. He and his wife have two children.
 
Richard Mendius, MD, is a neurologist and cofounder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He has taught medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, and Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. He also teaches weekly meditation classes at San Quentin State Prison. He and his wife have three children.
 
Foreword writer Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is executive director of the Mindsight Institute and an associate clinical professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is author of The Developing Mind, The Mindful Brain, and other books, and is founding editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.
 
Preface writer Jack Kornfield, PhD, is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. He is author of many books, including A Path with Heart and The Wise Heart.
Rick Hanson, PhD, is a psychologist, meditation teacher, and the author of Buddha's Brain. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, he cofounded the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and edits the Wise Brain Bulletin. He and his wife have two children.
 
Richard Mendius, MD, is a neurologist and cofounder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He has taught medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, and Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. He also teaches weekly meditation classes at San Quentin State Prison. He and his wife have three children.
Jack Kornfield, PhD, is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. He is author of many books, including A Path with Heart and The Wise Heart.
Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is executive director of the Mindsight Institute and associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He is author of The Developing Mind, The Mindful Brain, and other books, and founding editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Preface vii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Self-Transforming Brain 5

Part 1 The Causes of Suffering

Chapter 2 The Evolution of Suffering 23

Chapter 3 The First and Second Dart 49

Part 2 Happiness

Chapter 4 Taking in the Good 67

Chapter 5 Cooling the Fires 79

Chapter 6 Strong Intentions 97

Chapter 7 Equanimity 109

Part 3 Love

Chapter 8 Two Wolves in the Heart 121

Chapter 9 Compassion and Assertion 137

Chapter 10 Boundless Kindness 157

Part 4 Wisdom

Chapter 11 Foundations of Mindfulness 177

Chapter 12 Blissful Concentration 191

Chapter 13 Relaxing the Self 205

Appendix Nutritional Neurochemistry Jan Hanson, L.Ac. 227

References 235

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have to follow the instructions, and not just 'read' this book. If you do, it will help you to slowly re-wire your brain. This is not a religious book, but more like a handbook for the mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do yourself a favor and read tis book. It will change the way you live your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is both practical and profound. The practices are areligious and always backed with scientific evidence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hanson presents information that is scientifically proven in a manner that is easily digeasted.
Tsuwisiwma44 More than 1 year ago
In addition to the podcast, this book is a great read!!
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