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    DescriptionJesus, 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
    The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rick Hanson, By (author) Richard Mendius
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    ISBN 13: 9781572246959
    ISBN 10: 1572246952

    BIC E4L: PSY
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    Ingram Theme: RELI/BUDDHI
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    LC classification: QP360 .H335 2009
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    Illustrations note
    New Harbinger Publications
    Imprint name
    New Harbinger Publications
    Publication date
    05 November 2009
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    Author Information
    Rick Hanson, PhD, is a neuropsychologist and meditation teacher. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, he cofounded the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and edits the Wise Brain Bulletin. He and his wife have two children.
    Review quote
    "Buddha's Brain is compelling, easy to read, and quite educational. The book skillfully answers the central question of each of our lives--how to be happy--by presenting the core precepts of Buddhism integrated with a primer on how our brains function. This book will be helpful to anyone wanting to understand time-tested ways of skillful living backed up by up-to-date science." --Frederic Luskin, PhD, author of "Forgive for Good" and director of Stanford Forgiveness Projects