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Enlightened Brain (CD)

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Meditation Meets Neuroscience—Practical Tools to Reshape Your Brain for Awakening

We are inspired by the living example of great teachers, who have both penetrating insight and a loving heart. “With modern neuroscience, we’re now beginning to understand the brain processes that support these wonderful qualities of mind,” explains Dr. Rick Hanson. With The Enlightened Brain, this pioneering neuropsychologist explores how you can activate these same processes inside your own brain to accelerate your own transformation.

Self-Directed Neuroplasticity—How Our Mind Shapes Our Brain

Your thoughts and feelings continually sculpt your brain—for better or worse. As Dr. Hanson teaches, you can use the power of self-directed neuroplasticity to take control of the evolutionary tendency of your brain to react to life with fear, frustration, and heartache—and return your brain to its natural state of calm, contentment, and caring. With simple and potent practices, he reveals how you can weave positive thoughts and emotions into the fabric of your brain, allowing you to cultivate the qualities of mindfulness, virtue, and wisdom for your own path of awakening.


  • Knowing your brain—how to tailor psychological growth and spiritual practice to your unique neurophysiology
  • Defeating the negativity bias of your brain by internalizing key resources
  • Pairing positive experiences with negative material to soothe and heal old pain
  • Activating the neural foundations of mindfulness
  • Strengthening the five factors of concentration and deep meditative absorption
  • Building neural shock absorbers for stable inner peace in a turbulent world
  • Using neuroscience to relax the apparent self and take life less personally
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (with Rick Mendius, M.D.; Foreword by Dan Siegel, M.D. and Preface by Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.), published in 20 languages and Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he's taught at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and in meditation centers worldwide.

An authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, Dr. Hanson's work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, Consumer Reports Health, and U.S. News and World Report, and his articles have appeared in Tricycle Magazine, Insight Journal, and Inquiring Mind. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin, and his weekly e-newsletter - Just One Thing - has over 30,000 subscribers, and also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites. He has several audio programs with Sounds True, and his first book was Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships (Penguin, 2002).

A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, Dr. Hanson is a trustee of Saybrook University. He also served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center for nine years, and was President of the Board of FamilyWorks, a community agency. He began meditating in 1974, trained in several traditions, and leads a weekly meditation gathering in San Rafael, CA. He enjoys rock-climbing and taking a break from emails. He and his wife have two adult children.

For more information, please see his full profile at www.RickHanson.net.

Other Details

7 CD Set
Sounds True, Inc., October 1, 2011
Play Time:
8 hours, 33 minutes
.75 LB

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  1. Enlightened Brain 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2012

    I relish and appreciate anything and everything that comes from Rick Hanson. This series of lessons does not disappoint.

  2. Enlightened Brain 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2012

    Love this book! I plan on listening many times!

  3. Very Interesting 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2012

    Very interesting. I just started to listen to it this last week and I am extremly excited to hear the rest. Excellent speaker.

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