Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Authors@Google: Rick Hanson

Nice talk.

AtGoogleTalks June 11, 2010Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and other great teachers were all born with a brain built essentially like anyone else's. Then they used their minds to change their brains in ways that changed history. With the new breakthroughs in neuroscience, combined with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can shape your own brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.

Written with neurologist Richard Mendius, M.D., and with a Foreword by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and a Preface by Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom joins modern science with ancient teachings to show you how to have greater emotional balance in turbulent times, as well as healthier relationships, more effective actions, and greater peace of mind.

1 comment:

Michael Toh said...

I'm afraid that I cannot agree with Dr. Hanson's deliberation when he said that 'Without the brain there is no mind', and this is because he equates the mind with the brain, taking on the monism debate. Taking up this position means that we are just a biological entity being affected by psychology, leaving spirituality out of the equation. If Mr. Hanson would like another point of view on the subject, I'm prepared to email to him my article on the subject of the mind. Cheers.