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Buddha's brain : the practical neuroscience of happiness, love & wisdom

Author: Rick Hanson, (Psychologist); Richard Mendius
Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, ©2009.
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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 ways that changed the world. Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can use your mind to shape your brain for greater  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Hanson, (Psychologist); Richard Mendius
ISBN: 9781572246959 1572246952
OCLC Number: 301883022
Description: x, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The self-transforming brain --
Part one: The causes of suffering. The evolution of suffering ; The first and second dart --
Part two: Happiness. Taking in the good ; Cooling the fires ; Strong intentions ; Equanimity --
Part three: Love. Two wolves in the heart ; Compassion and assertion ; Boundless kindness --
Part four: Wisdom. Foundations of mindfulness ; Blissful concentration ; Relaxing the self --
Appendix: Nutritional neurochemistry / by Jan Hanson, L. Ac.
Other Titles: Practical neuroscience of happiness, love & wisdom
Responsibility: Rick Hanson with Richard Mendius.

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