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

Buddha's Brain

The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

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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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        I read it for both general interest and because it helps me to centre myself within a busy life. It's a very lovingly crafted book, full of useful information and especially, of tools to attain greater happiness and calm.

         
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          I will be buying more to give as Xmas presents! Very important book to help us change our thoughts & views of life & understand how & why.

           
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          Self healing that lasts

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            Scientifically researched and spiritually based, this book describes in clear and simple language, the way we can help our brain to use our mind to live a more peaceful, happier life.

             
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              Love this read. It's got so much to offer in self learning and improvement to your frame of mind. Easy and readily attainable life enhancing recommendations.

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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 "

              Forewordp. v
              Prefacep. vii
              Acknowledgementsp. ix
              Introductionp. 1
              The Self-Transforming Brainp. 5
              The Causes of Suffering
              The Evolution of Sufferingp. 23
              The First and Second Dartp. 49
              Happiness
              Taking in the Goodp. 67
              Cooling the Firesp. 79
              Strong Intentionsp. 97
              Equanimityp. 109
              Love
              Two Wolves in the Heartp. 121
              Compassion and Assertionp. 137
              Boundless Kindnessp. 157
              Wisdom
              Foundations of Mindfulnessp. 177
              Blissful Concentrationp. 191
              Relaxing the Selfp. 205
              Appendix Nutritional Neurochemistryp. 227
              Referencesp. 235
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              ISBN: 9781572246959
              ISBN-10: 1572246952
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 272
              Published: 1st November 2009
              Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
              Country of Publication: US
              Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5  x 1.6
              Weight (kg): 0.39