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“This deeply researched and compassionate guide offers an easy-to-follow road map for creating day-to-day inner peace in today’s increasingly complex world.” (Lori Gottlieb, New York Times best-selling 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 best-selling 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 audiobook, 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 audiobook 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. 

This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF that contains reference notes and a bibliography from the book. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Rick Hanson (P)2020 Random House Audio

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  • Nan Herron, M.D.
  • 2020-05-11

My life is better because of this book!

Dr. Hanson, I can't thank you enough for doing such an incredible job reading your book! This book astonished me. Dr. Rick Hanson has found a way to gently unpack the transcendent and offer it to the reader in a beautifully articulated, poetic, accessible but not simplified text. It is filled with exercises, meditations, applications and everyday examples. He also includes fascinating footnotes to connect us with centuries of tradition and science. I simply couldn't put it down because every word opened up a new way to appreciate, accept and just generally enjoy a better way of approaching life. His gift to us is bringing down to earth otherwise unintelligible concepts. I plan to get my hands on everything Dr. Hanson has written -- Life is short and I owe that to myself.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-06-11

Excellent Teacher

I am Addiction Medicine physician and Er Doc. whom have applied some of the teaching from Dr Hanson to my clinical practice with excellent results.

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  • tracy
  • 2020-07-30

Not good as an audio book while driving

Loved the content and great narration but HATED that the meditations were part of the chapter. Really needed to be in separate area

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  • Lindsay Leimbach
  • 2020-07-08

Excellent 👍. I will be listening to it again

Excellent 👍. I will listen to it again because there was so much information and wisdom.
Filled with practical meditations to use in your daily life.
Thank You

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  • Leslie L. Brown
  • 2020-09-08

A meditation retreat within a book!

I read this book in sections and enjoyed it. I would like, one day soon, to use it as a meditation retreat over the course of a couple of days. I believe people at any level of practice could benefit from the text and meditation exercises.

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  • Messiahsez
  • 2020-12-19

Wonderful

Insightful wisdom. Thank you!!! You are a gift to us all Rick Hanson. Be well please!!!

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  • Nadine J. Kurland
  • 2020-11-03

A Way of Understanding Yourself

Dr Hanson’s book is a complete picture of the Self and its understanding of itself and its position in the world, informed by neurobiology and Buddhist understanding. The meditations are lovely, bringing you home to yourself so to speak. His voice is soothing in itself. So intelligent and heartfelt.

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  • Kristen & Andy Talbert
  • 2020-10-17

Not for listening while driving!!

If you are like me, you listen to Audible books while driving. This book is no good for your commute, as there are meditations in the middle of the chapters. Agree with previous reviews (that I didn't read before downloading, shame on me) that the meditations should be separate chapters or different section entirely, as this book in incompatible with my lifestyle.
The content is excellent, the narration is splendid.
If I were able to skip over the meditations when behind the wheel, I would like this book quite a bit more.

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