Neuropsychologist Rick Hanson was at Spirit Rock Meditation Center recently giving a one-day retreat on the neurodharma of love. He speaks on (in order) Love and the Brain, Inner Strength (including self-compassion), Compassion and Lovingkindness, and Unilateral Virtue. The talks are posted below in reverse order (last one at the top) as they were at the Dharma Seed site..
Rick Hanson, PhD began meditating in 1974 and has practiced in several traditions. A neuropsychologist, writer, and teacher, he co-founded the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom (see www.WiseBrain.org) and edits the Wise Brain Bulletin. First author of Mother Nurture (Penguin, 2002), his latest book is Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom (with Rick Mendius, MD; Preface by Jack Kornfield, PhD and Foreword by Dan Siegel, MD). He started sitting at Spirit Rock in 1993 and recently completed a nine-year term on its Board. A graduate of the Community Dharma Leader training program, he leads a weekly meditation group in San Rafael.
2012-10-27 -- NeuroDharma of Love: Unilateral Virtue, 1:16:27
2012-10-27 -- NeuroDharma of Love: Compassion and Lovingkindness Practice, 18:07
2012-10-27 -- NeuroDharma of Love: Inner Strength, including Self Compassion Practice, 16:38
2012-10-27 -- NeuroDharma of Love: Love and the Brain , 22:45