Friday, November 02, 2012

Rick Hanson - Neurodharma of Love

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: Neurodharma of Love

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 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

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