Date(s) - February 5, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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“If you change your brain, you can change your life.” Buddha’s Brain – Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
We will begin our class with 15 minutes of gentle yoga (you may use a chair or a mat) and breathing to calm and relax the body in the evidenced based tradition. We will then spend 30 minutes reflection and discussion on the book, Buddha’s Brain covering specific chapters each week during the month of February. We will conclude our time with a 20 minute meditation and close with a final blessing.
Introduction to Buddha’s Brain
“Great teachers like the Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, and Gandhi were all born with brains built essentially like anyone else’s—and then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world. Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain, and more and more, we are learning that it’s possible to strengthen positive brain states.
By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of mindfulness practice, you too can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom. Buddha’s Brain draws on the latest research to show how to stimulate your brain for more fulfilling relationships, a deeper spiritual life, and a greater sense of inner confidence and worth. Using guided meditations and mindfulness exercises, you’ll learn how to activate the brain states of calm, joy, and compassion instead of worry, sorrow, and anger. Most importantly, you will foster positive psychological growth that will literally change the way you live in your day-to-day life.
This book presents an unprecedented intersection of psychology, neurology, and contemplative practice, and is filled with practical tools and skills that you can use every day to tap the unused potential of your brain and rewire it over time for greater well-being and peace of mind.”
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