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Buddha's Brain

Written by: Rick Hanson Ph.D.,Richard Mendius MD,Daniel J. Siegel M.D. - foreword
Narrated by: Alan Bomar Jones
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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, love, and wisdom.

Buddha’s Brain draws on the latest research to show how to stimulate and strengthen your brain for more fulfilling relationships, a deeper spiritual life, and a greater sense of inner confidence and worth. You’ll learn how to activate the brain states of calm, joy, and compassion instead of worry, sorrow, and anger. This clear, down-to-earth book is filled with practical tools and skills that you can use in daily life to tap the unused potential of your brain and rewire it over time for greater well-being and peace of mind.

©2009 Rick Hanson (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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the second coming of Buddhism.

Imagine the benefit of modern neuroscience telling us with empirical precision what ancient geniuses told us with intuitively arrived-at aphorisms.

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Great book, but painfully dull narration

I loved the concepts and applications of the book, however, I had to get a hard copy and read it myself as I found the narration painfully dull. Not blaming the diction, but probably the result of very poor direction on the voice that made it totally emotionless and boring.

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This Guy has a great voice...

This book is the apotheosis of a useless pop-psych book. It starts out by saying that it isn't a psychology textbook and they won't be getting into too much about how the brain works and then the first half of the book is confusing jargon that is useless unless you have a pen and paper to jot down notes about it.

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