Meditations to Change Your Brain

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Meditations to Change Your Brain

Post by jcsuperstar » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:01 am

maybe we need a books section as i have no clue where to put this

anyone know anything about this?

http://www.amazon.com/Meditations-Chang ... 7BN9IQ2JOL
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Re: Meditations to Change Your Brain

Post by notself » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:09 am

It has a very negative 3 star review and 1 star review. I alway pay attention to the negative reviews before deciding to buy a book or DVD. You may want to check out the review.
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Re: Meditations to Change Your Brain

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:10 am

Greetings JC,
jcsuperstar wrote:maybe we need a books section as i have no clue where to put this
It seems like you picked the right section to me.

I would second notself's recommendation to take advantage of the reviews.

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Re: Meditations to Change Your Brain

Post by limbo » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:56 pm

Based on the reviews, it seems like the CD set was not very well produced. A shame, really, because Rick Hanson is a very interesting guy with a lot to say and teach and an approach that is different from many other teachers based on his background as a neuropsychologist. I think some of the information on the CDs could be found on his website, for example here:

http://www.rickhanson.net/writings/arti ... your-brain" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Haven't read those articles but I think they would serve as a good introduction to what's on the CD. If you're interested in his Neurodharma approach, check out these podcasts with the Buddhist Geeks. Very interesting discussion connecting concepts in the dharma (no-self, jhana, etc.) with recent neurological research.

http://personallifemedia.com/podcasts/2 ... se-applied" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://personallifemedia.com/podcasts/2 ... lf-network" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://personallifemedia.com/podcasts/2 ... 225-eddies" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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