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Buddha's Brain

The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

By Rick Hanson, Richard Mendius

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Format: Paperback, 251 pages
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Published In: United States, 05 November 2009
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.

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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.

EAN: 9781572246959
ISBN: 1572246952
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Dimensions: 22.81 x 15.7 x 1.47 centimetres (0.36 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years

About the Author

Rick Hanson, PhD, is a neuropsychologist 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.

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"Solidly grounded in the latest neuroscientific research, and supported by a deep understanding of contemplative practice, this book is accessible, compelling, and profound a crystallization of practical wisdom!" Philip David Zelazo, PhD, Nancy M. and John E. Lindahl Professor at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota "

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Laura Hann on
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The Buddha's brain is a well written, easy to read combination of two topics which are becoming increasingly popular in western psychology - buddhism and neuroplasticity (the brain's ability to change itself). The appeal of this book was that the author's have a very practical focus on how to implement the buddhist methods and what to actually do, and the discussion of neuroscience in each chapter is linked specifically to the effect on the brain of each method in the chapter. The book is divided into four sections - the causess of suffering, happiness, love and wisdom, with each section containing several chapters. Whether you are new to buddhist ideas, or whether you are seeking a scientific understanding, this book has something for you.

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