Buddha's Brain

Buddha's Brain

The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom

Book - 2009
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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.

Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2009.
ISBN: 9781572246959
Characteristics: x, 251 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mendius, Richard


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tootsierollpop Feb 12, 2012

This book fulfills its stated objectives of identifying what brain states underlie mental states of happiness, love and wisdom and determining how the mind can be used to stimulate and strengthen positive brain states. I found the book to be clearly and practically written. Would recommend it to those readers who enjoy psychology, neurology and contemplative practice.

Jun 01, 2010

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