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Book Title: Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom|
Date of issue: November 1st 2009
ISBN 13: 9781608820474
The author of the book: Rick Hanson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 977 KB
Edition: New Harbinger Publications
Read full description of the books Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom:This book seemed to want to come into my life. I kept walking past it in the bookstore and it kept coming up as a recommendation on Amazon. Finally one day I broke down and bought it. I was not disappointed. In in, the authors take many of Buddha's teachings and show, through neuroscience, how they change the brain for the better. I've been meditating and studying Dharma for several years, but I still got a lot out of this book. The authors show how certain practices can rewire the brain--helping any of us--even those of us who like to think of ourselves as hopelessly depressed sots--for happiness. They weave science with advice and offer many helpful tips, visualizations and meditations along the way. My favorite chapters were toward the end when the authors teach how to blend assertiveness with compassion--in other words how to love selflessly without being a doormat and also how to be assertive without being rude or mean. The book has invigorated my practice and already changed my outlook for the better.
Read information about the authorRick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 26 languages and include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.
Dr. Hanson has been a trustee of Saybrook University, served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and was President of the Board of FamilyWorks, a community agency. He began meditating in 1974, trained in several traditions, and leads a weekly meditation gathering in San Rafael, California. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 120,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone with financial need can do for free.
He enjoys rock-climbing and taking a break from emails. He and his wife have two adult children.
For more information, please see his full profile at www.RickHanson.net.
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