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

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-01
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Pubns Inc

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The Buddha and other great teachers were born with brains built essentially like anyone else's-and then they changed their brains in wasys that changed the world.

Author Biography

Rick Hanson, PH.D., is a neuropsychologist and meditation teacher. He is cofounder of the Wellspring Institute for Neurosecience and Contemplative Wisdom and edits the Wise Brain Bulletin. Richard Mendius, MD, is a neurologist and cofounder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplatie Wisdom.

Table of Contents

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
Taking in the Goodp. 67
Cooling the Firesp. 79
Strong Intentionsp. 97
Equanimityp. 109
Two Wolves in the Heartp. 121
Compassion and Assertionp. 137
Boundless Kindnessp. 157
Foundations of Mindfulnessp. 177
Blissful Concentrationp. 191
Relaxing the Selfp. 205
Appendix Nutritional Neurochemistryp. 227
Referencesp. 235
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