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Publisher's Summary

There's been a major breakthrough in the world's oldest research experiment. For over 2,500 years, Buddhist meditators have investigated the human psyche. Now, with the help of modern neuroscience, we have gained an unprecedented understanding of how the brain responds to meditation practice - which gives you powerful tools for changing your own brain for more happiness, love, and wisdom. With The Enlightened Brain, Dr. Rick Hanson shows you how to restore the calm, contented, and caring state that is your brain's natural condition.

Includes guided practices for strengthening mindfulness, bringing peace to anger and anxiety, deepening meditation, releasing ego, and much more.

©2011 Rick Hanson (P)2011 Rick Hanson

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repeat but still good

I'm starting to feel like if you have read one Hanson book you have read them all. his books all have the same things. at least the ones I've read. but it's still good information

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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i love this book

i absolutely love this book. listened to it a couple of times, and went back and created a yoga class sequence for a student of mine that was 10 weeks. i grew, and he grew and loved it as well. great things to take into everyday life, and great ways to get the right perspective for breakthroughs and "revelations of the obvious".

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Beginner focused

This topic is of passionate interest to me and I was expecting to dive deeper into the science behind how the awareness of meditation/mindfulness and neuroscience can provide an expanded access to living at our fullest.

I’m on chapter 7 and there are way too many beginner practices directed to someone that has never heard of the topic. It slows down the book and I’m loosing interest - I am not a beginner in this topic, and although I respect that we are all in different places - it would have been great if the author had designed this book with this in mind as well.

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Not what the title implies

This book has nothing to do with enlightenment. It seems more of a self healing book

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  • Jean -Manchester
  • 05-24-15

Wonderful

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Would recommend for everyone

Who was your favorite character and why?

Understanding everything that Rick Hanson says , he has a lovely relaxing voice.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The Meditation Exercises are understandable and able to follow along

Would recommend for bed

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Take your time, you may need to re listen to some chapters to get to grip with the understanding of the topic.

Any additional comments?

Wonderful and fantastic read,

Well worth a credit

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  • Liam
  • 02-14-15

An amazing inspiration !!

It's always a joy to listen to Rick Hanson. He is warm, gracious and wise. His advice is steeped in a combination of neuropsychology and Buddhist faith. This, for me, is perfect.

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  • Darren - UK
  • 02-05-15

Meh... misleading title.

Not really, what I was hoping for I had hoped for more science and information. What I got was mostly eastern philosophy and guided meditations with I light sprinkling of science.

The narration and audio quality are both good, but the book was dull and not what the title advertised.

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  • ADBarrett
  • 04-18-17

wonderful

loved patient vocal leading through practices, which helped me round off 50 years ofTM.
At 81 years old l can benefit from Rick,s voice and meet challenges better today,
Thank you Rick
Alan Barrett UK. xx

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-08-16

Potential life changer

The clarity of his presentation. Explanations of neuropsychology and plasticity of the brain were very helpful, and not too difficult to grasp. The practices were easy to follow and his tone of voice and pace were appropriate.
I feel very encouraged by his tuition that there is a way to help with old psychological pain and to make changes and deal proactively with stress. I intendto continue to repeat practices and meditate daily.

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  • Kev Nw1
  • 09-29-15

A wonderful book

Would you consider the audio edition of The Enlightened Brain to be better than the print version?

Don't know

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Enlightened Brain?

This is a great book and very easy to understand

Which scene did you most enjoy?

All of it

Any additional comments?

I loved this book and its one of the best audiobooks I have listened to Its very well written and easy to follow. A great introduction to Buddhism, Mindfulness and Neuroscience