12/9 2019

Buddha's Brain Rick Hanson, PhD

The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

I thought this was a good mixture of philosophy, history, neuroscience, and guided meditation. I love learning about the brain, so the presentation of neursoscience with a focus on the enlightened state was very interesting. The author seems to be very informed on the subject and he does his best to explain the important pieces to a layman while staying on topic. Personally I skipped over the guided meditation, which doesn't mean they aren't useful, but I just prefer silent meditation. I can see a time when these guided meditations would be very appreciated. I'm going to recommend this book to anyone interested in self-exploration.

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