Buddha's Brain

Buddha's Brain

The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom

Book - 2009
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If you change your brain, you can change your life.

Great teachers like the Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, and Gandhi were all born with brains built essentially like anyone else's--and then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world. Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain, and more and more, we are learning that it's possible to strengthen positive brain states.

By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of mindfulness practice, you too can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom. Buddha's Brain draws on the latest research to show how to stimulate your brain for more fulfilling relationships, a deeper spiritual life, and a greater sense of inner confidence and worth. Using guided meditations and mindfulness exercises, you'll learn how to activate the brain states of calm, joy, and compassion instead of worry, sorrow, and anger. Most importantly, you will foster positive psychological growth that will literally change the way you live in your day-to-day life.

This book presents an unprecedented intersection of psychology, neurology, and contemplative practice, and is filled with practical tools and skills that you can use every day to tap the unused potential of your brain and rewire it over time for greater well-being and peace of mind.

Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2009.
ISBN: 9781572246959
1572246952
Branch Call Number: 612.8 H251
Characteristics: x, 251 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mendius, Richard

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tootsierollpop Feb 12, 2012

This book fulfills its stated objectives of identifying what brain states underlie mental states of happiness, love and wisdom and determining how the mind can be used to stimulate and strengthen positive brain states. I found the book to be clearly and practically written. Would recommend it to those readers who enjoy psychology, neurology and contemplative practice.

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Jun 01, 2010

Rick Hanson sera à Montréal le 20 et 21 août 2010. Voir le site de Voie boréale

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