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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Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom by Rick Hanson, Alan Bomar Jones

Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Gandhi, and the Buddha all had brains built essentially like anyone else's, yet they were able to harness their thoughts and shape their patterns of thinking in ways that changed history. With new breakthroughs in modern neuroscience and the wisdom of thousands of years of contemplative practice, it is possible for us to shape our own thoughts in a similar way for greater happiness, love, compassion, and wisdom.

Buddha's Brain joins the forces of modern neuroscience with ancient contemplative teachings to show readers how they can work toward greater emotional well-being, healthier relationships, more effective actions, and deepened religious and spiritual understanding. This book will explain how the core elements of both psychological well-being and religious or spiritual life-virtue, mindfulness, and wisdom-are based in the core functions of the brain: regulating, learning, and valuing. Readers will also learn practical ways to apply this information, as the book offers many exercises they can do to tap the unused potential of the brain and rewire it over time for greater peace and well-being.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441887535
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Edition description: Unabridged, 1 MP3-CD, 6 hrs. 58 min.
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is a neuropsychologist and meditation teacher. He is cofounder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and edits the Wise Brain Bulletin. Richard Mendius, MD, is a neurologist and cofounder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. 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. Preface writer Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.

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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
Excellent book, IMO.  Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in Buddhism from a secular statement rather than a religious standpoint. 
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 is the only review I've ever felt compelled to write. This book integrates the latest in brain research with mindfulness practices and explains, in easy to understand terms, exactly what is going on in our brains. It explains why positive thinking does change lives. It gives specific exercises that can change your life. I've done a great deal of reading and found this book to be excellent. I ordered it for my adult daughter and will recommend but not let go of my copy. If you are curious and want to be responsible for your own happiness and joy this book is for you! Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barns & Noble keeps their promise on shipping. The book arrived at it's destination one day earlier then I thought it would.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is both practical and profound. The practices are areligious and always backed with scientific evidence.
ProbingReality More than 1 year ago
Rick Hansen does a fabulous job of linking the sciences of neurology and psychology, to Buddhism by meshing objective conventional science with subjective contemplative science. His language is easy to follow and he uses plenty of examples that challenge careful evaluation.
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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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