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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 happiness,  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 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction ----
Chapter 1. The Self-Transforming Brain -----
Part I. The Causes of Suffering. Chapter 2. The Evolution of Suffering ---
Chapter 3. The First and Second Dart -----
Part II. Happiness. Chapter 4. Taking in the Good ---
Chapter 5. Cooling the Fires ---
Chapter 6. Strong Intentions ---
Chapter 7. Equanimity -----
Part III. Love. Chapter 8. Two Wolves in the Heart ---
Chapter 9. Compassion and Assertion ---
Chapter 10. Boundless Kindness -----
Part IV. Wisdom. Chapter 11. Foundations of Mindfulness ---
Chapter 12. Blissful Concentration ---
Chapter 13. 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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