The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of HappinessPaperback
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- Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
- Format: Paperback | 288 pages
- Dimensions: 127mm x 198mm x 18mm | 199g
- Publication date: 13 August 2009
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0553824430
- ISBN 13: 9780553824438
- Sales rank: 38,526
For millennia, Buddhists have enjoyed the limitless benefits of meditation. But how does it work? And why? The principles behind this ancient practice have long eluded some of the best minds in modern science. Until now. This groundbreaking work, with a foreword by bestselling author Daniel Goleman, invites us to join in unlocking the secrets behind the practice of meditation. Working with neuroscientists, the author provides clear insights into modern research, which indicates that systematic training in meditation can enhance activity in areas of the brain associated with happiness and compassion. With an infectious joy and insatiable curiosity, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche weaves together the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, neuroscience, and quantum physics in a way that will forever change the way we understand the human experience. And using the basic meditation practices, he offers readers a chance to recognize the unlimited potential of our own minds.
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Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a highly respected scholar and teacher and is best known for his ability to address our human weaknesses with deeply personal understanding and compassion. He travels widely and is currently helping to build the Tergar Institute in Bodhgaya, India - a sacred pilgrimage site and teaching centre.
By Anthony Arvanitakis 30 Oct 2012
This is a wonderful book about Buddhism and meditation. The book begins with a lot of scientific proof of the benefits of meditation and proves how much ahead of its time Buddhism was and is when it comes in matters of studying the mind and psychology!After all this in the first part of the book the second part teaches you all the basics on Buddhist-meditation.
"I heartily recommend this to anyone interested in the healing arts, consciousness studies, and genuine contemplative practice today" -- Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within "There is real wisdom here. Fresh and clear. Rinpoche has offered us what may well be an essential link between the Buddha and contemporary neuroscience and physics... His voice is generous, intimate and refreshingly personal... Read this book" -- Richard Gere, Actor