Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist who has written and taught extensively about the essential inner skills of personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice – as well as about relationships, family life, and raising children. He founded the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, www.WiseBrain.org.
Dr. Hanson’s latest book is Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom with Rick Mendius, M.D. (Foreword by Daniel Siegel, Preface by Jack Cornfield, PhD.; New Harbinger, Nov 2009) www.buddhasbrain.com
Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and other great teachers were born with brains built essentially like anyone else’s. Then they used their minds to change their brains in ways that changed history.
Well-referenced and grounded in science, the book is full of practical tools and skills readers can use in daily life to tap the unused potential of the brain—and rewire it over time for greater peace and well-being.
With a Foreword by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and a Preface by Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., Buddha’s Brain joins the forces of modern science with ancient teachings to show readers how to have greater emotional balance in turbulent times, as well as healthier relationships, more effective actions, and a deeper religious or spiritual practice. The book shows readers many effective ways to light up the brain circuits that relieve worry and stress, and promote positive relationships and inner peace.
If you can change your brain, you can change your life.
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, a meditation teacher and is a weekly contributor to psychology-today.com. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader training program of Spirit Rock, he teaches at Spirit Rock, Sati Center, and other organizations. He and his wife have two children and live in Marin County, CA.