Buddha's Brain

The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

Author: Rick Hanson

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459624157

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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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BUDDHA'S BRAIN - Summarized for Busy People

The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom: Based on the Book by Rick Hanson

Author: Goldmine Reads

Publisher: Goldmine Reads

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Category: Science

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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. If you want to change your life, start with your brain. Humans have brains, and this includes great teachers from history like Buddha, Gandhi, Jesus, and Mohammed. However, there is something in their brains that enabled them to change the world. New studies in science inform us that our thoughts determine how our brains work and, in understanding this, we learn that we have the power to control our own brains into a more positive state. Using the powers of the mind in order to create happiness, feel love, and learn wisdom can be done through the combination of neuroscience, psychology, and mindfulness practice. Buddha’s Brain shares the wisdom of the Buddhist tradition in gaining this through mindfulness exercises and guided meditations backed by research on how the brain works and how it can be stimulated to create a better quality of life. Through this book, you will be able to take care of your personal growth that will, ultimately, help you change your whole life. With the power of these three fields, you will be presented with a power that resides within you through practical exercises which you can use to develop your potential that can help you have a peace of mind and life. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!
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Neurodharma

New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness

Author: Rick Hanson

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0593135474

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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“An easy-to-follow road map for creating day-to-day inner peace in today’s increasingly complex world.”—Lori Gottlieb, MFT, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone Throughout history, people have sought the heights of human potential—to become as wise and strong, happy and loving, as any person can ever be. And now recent science is revealing how these remarkable ways of being are based on equally remarkable changes in our own nervous system, making them more attainable than ever before. In Neurodharma, the follow-up to his classic Buddha’s Brain, New York Times bestselling author Rick Hanson, PhD, not only explores the new neuroscience of awakening but also offers a bold yet plausible plan for reverse-engineering peak experiences, sense of oneness, and even enlightenment itself. And he does so with his trademark blend of solid science and warm encouragement, guiding you along this high-reaching path with good humor, accessible tools, and personal examples. A groundbreaking yet practical book, Neurodharma shares seven practices for strengthening the neural circuitry of profound contentment and inner peace—qualities that offer essential support in everyday life while also supporting the exploration of the most radical reaches of human consciousness. Step by step, this book explains how to apply these insights in order to cultivate unshakable presence of mind, a courageous heart, and serenity in a changing world. The breakthroughs of the great teachers are not reserved for the chosen few. Dr. Hanson shows how we can embody them ourselves in daily life to handle stress, heal old pain, feel at ease with others, and rest in the sense of our natural goodness. The Buddha didn’t use an MRI to become enlightened. Still, 2,500 years after he walked the dusty roads of northern India, neuroscientists are discovering the mechanisms of the brain that underpin the Buddha’s penetrating analysis of the mind. With deep research, stories, guided meditations, examples, and applications, Dr. Hanson offers a fascinating, inspiring vision of who we can be—and an effective path for fulfilling this wonderful possibility.
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Flow Forward

Find Your Way, Grow Resilient, and Enjoy Your Life

Author: Debra Dane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988966734

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Page: 190

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Starting out, starting over, or stuck? Making your way into this complicated world can be difficult. Flow Forward: Find Your Way, Grow Resilient, and Enjoy Your Life offers compact messages that guide you into a more resilient way to navigate life. Rather than suggesting major life overhauls, Debra Dane demonstrates how minor shifts in your thoughts and actions can create powerful, positive, change. She encourages you to make a series of these shifts so that you, naturally and fluidly, shape your life into an honest reflection of who you are and what you believe. Life's bumps and blunders don't have to get in your way. You can do more than bounce back - you can Flow Forward. "a warm and substantive book from an excellent new writer." -Rick Hanson, PhD, author of "Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom" "a wonderful book filled with real life wisdom, compassion for others, and a recognition that being kind to ourselves may be one of the most important skills we develop in life." -William Compton, PhD, author of "Eastern Psychology: Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism" "a well-rounded, empowering and unpretentious guide to success in life..." -IndieReader
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Hardwiring Happiness

The Practical Science of Reshaping Your Brain—and Your Life

Author: Rick Hanson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473501229

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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'A book to savour, to practise, and take to heart' Professor Mark Williams 'As clear and inspired as it gets' Ruby Wax Four steps to counterbalance your brain's negativity bias and learn to hardwire happiness in only a few minutes each day. Recent scientific breakthroughs have revealed that what we think and feel changes the brain. Dr Rick Hanson’s Hardwiring Happiness is the first book to show how to transform the simple positive experiences of daily life into neural structures that promote lasting health, contentment, love and inner peace. To keep our ancestors alive, our brain evolved a ‘negativity bias’, which lets positive experiences flow through it like water through a sieve. Yet positive experiences are the building blocks needed for health, happiness and fulfilling relationships. Drawing on neuroscience and the contemplative traditions, Hardwiring Happiness shows how to overcome that negativity bias and get those good experiences into the brain where it can use them, providing the tools we need to heal old wounds, develop our inner resources and, ultimately, transform our lives.
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Summary of Rick Hanson’s Buddha’s Brain by Milkyway Media

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Publisher: Milkyway Media

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Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom (2009), by Rick Hanson with Richard Mendius, combines the ancient wisdom of the Buddha with the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience. Establishing links between contemplative traditions and scientific research, Buddha’s Brain provides practical advice for readers desiring to strengthen their neural states, reduce stress, and increase well being… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
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Just One Thing

Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time

Author: Rick Hanson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608825698

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

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You've heard the expression, “It’s the little things that count.” It's more than a simple platitude. Research has shown that integrating little daily practices into your life can actually change the way your brain works. This guide offers simple things you can do routinely, mainly inside your mind, that will support and increase your sense of security and worth, resilience, effectiveness, well-being, insight, and inner peace. For example, they include: taking in the good, protecting your brain, feeling safer, relaxing anxiety about imperfection, not knowing, enjoying your hands, taking refuge, and filling the hole in your heart. At first glance, you may be tempted to underestimate the power of these seemingly simple practices. But they will gradually change your brain through what’s called experience-dependent neuroplasticity. Moment to moment, whatever you're aware of—sounds, sensations, thoughts, or your most heartfelt longings—is based on underlying neural activities. This book offers simple brain training practices you can do every day to protect against stress, lift your mood, and find greater emotional resilience. Just one practice each day can help you to: • Be good to yourself • Enjoy life as it is • Build on your strengths • Be more effective at home and work • Make peace with your emotions With over fifty daily practices you can use anytime, anywhere, Just One Thing is a groundbreaking combination of mindfulness meditation and neuroscience that can help you deepen your sense of well-being and unconditional happiness.
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Transhumanism and the Body

The World Religions Speak

Author: C. Mercer,D. Maher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137342765

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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This collection of original articles, a sequel of sorts to the 2009 Religion and the Implications of Radical Life Extension (Palgrave Macmillan), is the first sustained reflection, by scholars with expertise in the faith traditions, on how the transhumanist agenda might impact the body.
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Essential Wholeness

Integral Psychotherapy, Spiritual Awakening, and the Enneagram

Author: Eric Lyleson

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452528217

Category: Psychology

Page: 408

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Offering a unique perspective on the Enneagram, Essential Wholeness describes the how human beings grow and evolve from biological, psychological, cultural, mythological and spiritual perspectives. It reveals the underlying patterns that inform these diverse disciplines and provides therapists, coaches and self-helpers an effective guide for therapeutic change and spiritual awakening. Advance Praise for Essential Wholeness Both profound and practical, this book integrates cutting edge neuroscience, esoteric wisdom, a heartfelt appreciation of the natural world, and powerfully effective psychological methods. It's genuinely brilliant. Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom Eric Lyleson has written a beautiful and helpful book on living life as a journey of awakening. I highly recommend it! Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D. author of The Courage to Love Essential Wholeness provides a blueprint for understanding and working with the complexity of human nature and behavior. It is an inspiring and valuable resource for therapists and anyone interested in the dynamics of personal transformation. Peter Chown, Psychologist. Consultant, NSW Centre for Advancement of Adolescent Health; Specialist Consultant, Adolescent Health, World Health Organization Eric somehow manages to distil a lifetime of experience, spiritual practice, and psychological learning into a very accessible, comprehensive model of human psychology and behavior. Not since Ken Wilber have I read such a concise and useful synthesis of psychology, spirituality, and ecology. I find it incredibly useful in my work as a therapist and as a guide on my own spiritual journey. Richard Chambers, PhD, Clinical Psychologist Co- author of Mindful Learning
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Resilient

12 Tools for transforming everyday experiences into lasting happiness

Author: Rick Hanson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473557976

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Your key to lasting happiness, self-love and inner peace 'A master of his craft' - Prof Mark Williams, bestselling author of Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world Rick Hanson, author of the New York Times bestselling Hardwiring Happiness, is known for his trademark blend of neuroscience, positive psychology and contemplative practices. In Resilient, he explains how to build the very foundations of well-being by harnessing the power of positive experiences to build an unshakeable core. Dr. Hanson poses that anyone can build up resilience, the key to a positive mindset, unshakeable sense of self and the ability to get back up again and withstand anything life throws your way. He has distilled 40 years of clinical work and teaching into 12 practical, highly effective tools to help you build your resilience. Working with these tools allows you to enter a positive feedback cycle, which creates a sense of well-being, which in turn establishes resilience, and ultimately powers itself to strengthen you. Developed from his incredibly popular online course called The Foundations of Well-Being, here is the groundwork you need to meet any challenge in life head on and to live with an open heart.
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