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Buddha's Brain

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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when nueroscience meets spirituality

Would you try another book written by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius or narrated by Alan Bomar Jones?

In my decision to read any further books by Rick Hanson I will firstly listen to an excerpt before purchase, I do have some on my wish list, I am not put off the author as yet, I have read many good reviews on his work. Regarding the narration, I found the tone so utterly boring I could not listen to this book more than once, his tone coupled with the numerous references to the hippocampus, cerebral cortex blah blah blah honestly was mind-numbingly monotonous ( like I said, should have listened to an excerpt before purchase)

What will your next listen be?

Currently, I am listening to the Mastery of Self by Miguel Ruiz, will follow this up with some more Pema Chodron & Stephanie Dowrick ( I love to listen!)

Would you be willing to try another one of Alan Bomar Jones’s performances?

I will not, no offense Alan

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I didn't love the book however, it was interesting to learn about the primitive brain

Any additional comments?

While this book was not to my taste it may well suit someone who isn't as spiritually minded

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Rehash of Meditations to change your brain

Very disappointing. I bought this book after buying Meditations. I loved that book, but this one is just the same as that, rehashed for the most part. Wasted my credit.
Chapters don't sync to the reading. Looks like a hasty piece of work out together.

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Thought provoking....

Bringing awareness to specific parts of the brain and CNS and how they are activated is powerful ! I will listen to this again. Thankyou :)

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