Reverse-engineer your brain to experience freedom from suffering with this radically bold yet practical seven-step plan from the New York Times bestselling author of Buddha's Brain and Hardwiring Happiness.
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, senior fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times bestselling author. His books are available in 28 languages and include Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Just One Thing, Buddha's Brain, and Mother Nurture. To date, his books have sold over 750,000 copies in English. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he has been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. He and his wife live in San Rafael, California, and have two adult children.
"Marrying science with spiritual practices, bestselling author Rick Hanson shares seven principles to awaken, enlighten, and discover true happiness . . . While meditation, mindfulness and other spiritual practices, including those in his Neurodharma, are truly transformational, the goal is to move from passing states of peace and calm into lasting change in our everyday, waking life."--Elevated Existence Magazine
"Rick Hanson has a rare ability to inspire us to our fullest potential while giving us practical, actionable tools for our everyday lives."--Marie Forleo, author of Everything Is Figureoutable "A brilliant and unprecedented offering, Neurodharma will guide you to the upper reaches of your potential as a human being."--Deepak Chopra, MD, New York Times bestselling author of You Are the Universe and Metahuman "Rick Hanson's seven steps of awakening are a remarkable presentation of how the brain, mindfulness, and meditation are interconnected. There is a surprise perhaps for some in his take on nirvana but you have to read the book to find out what it is!"--Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World The Dalai Lama once told me that he loves neuroscience, but that western psychology is still in kindergarten. With this brilliant synthesis, psychology just took a giant leap forward!"--Joan Z. Borysenko, PhD, author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind "Rick Hanson has done a remarkable job weaving together the teachings of the Buddha, the insights of neuroscience, and the wisdom of his many years of practice. With great lucidity, this impressive work offers a wide range of teaching instructions that help us realize our highest aspirations."--Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening "Rick Hanson's brilliance is the capacity to offer practical, powerful, scientifically grounded practices that lead to true happiness and a loving heart. This is an illuminating and transformational book!"--Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and Radical Compassion "Combining a deep understanding of both neuroscience and Buddhist practice and philosophy, Rick Hanson has beautifully created a fascinating synthesis that shows how to train the mind to transform the brain toward health and flourishing."--Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence and Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human; executive director, Mindsight Institute "The book has a nice structure, presenting both science and classical spiritual approaches to awakening. [Hanson]'s set the book up to feel like a retreat, presenting concepts in chunks and following them up with guided meditations . . . The more we learn about how our brains work, Hanson shares, the more assuredly we can travel up the path toward the mountain of enlightenment."--Spirituality & Health