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RickHanson

San Francisco Bay Area, California
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and author of the bestselling Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (in 21 languages). Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC... Full Bio
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Interview with Prof. Paul Gilbert by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Prof. Paul Gilbert interviews me at his home in Derby after my Hardwiring Happiness workshop for Compassionate Wellbeing in 2014 – http://www.compassionatewellbeing.com/. ... Read on »
MPR News Presents: Rick Hanson on ‘Hardwiring Happiness’ by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I spoke at Augsburg College in Minneapolis Oct. 16, 2014 on Hardwiring Happiness, which was recorded and broadcast on MPR. In this presentation I offer tips on how to over ... Read on »
Right Livelihood Through the Lens of the Hindrances by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Right Livelihood Through the Lens of the Hindrances. More information on the San ... Read on »
Understanding Neuroplasticity by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness In this video, I explain how we can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds for the better. This video was taken at the Greater Good Science Center in UC Be ... Read on »
The Fourth Noble Truth – The Noble Truth of the Eightfold Path by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness These are the elements of the Eightfold Path: Right View Right Resolve Right Action Right Speech Right Livelihood Right Effort Right Mindful ... Read on »
Helping Yourself Speak Your Truth by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Normal as they are, these inhibitions limit your autonomy, and consequently, your intimacy. Their regulation is excessive and thus unskillful. And they harm others by deny ... Read on »
Craving and Enoughness by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Craving and Enoughness. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can b ... Read on »
The Third Noble Truth – The Noble Truth of the End of Suffering by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness The Third Noble Truth comes directly from the Second one: The end of suffering comes with the end of clinging. As Achaan Chah said, “If you let go a little, you’ll hav ... Read on »
Appreciating Your Good Intentions by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Appreciating Your Good Intentions. More information on the San Rafael Mediation ... Read on »
The Three Refuges of Peace, Contentment, and Love by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled The Three Refuges of Peace, Contentment, and Love. More information on the San R ... Read on »
The Second Noble Truth – The Noble Truth of the Cause of Suffering by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness The Second Noble Truth describes the principal cause of suffering. It is clinging. . . to anything at all. The bad news is that we suffer. The good news is that there ... Read on »
Friday Favorite by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness                           Artist: Breier The post appeared first on . Read on »
A Peaceful Heart by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled A Peaceful Heart. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be foun ... Read on »
Neuro-Bhavana by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Last April I taught Neuro-Bhavana: The Mindful Cultivation of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom in Our Brains and Our Lives at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, based on my ... Read on »
The First Noble Truth – The Noble Truth of Suffering by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness The Four Noble Truths are the most fundamental teaching of the Buddha. Deceptively simple, they actually provide a profound explanation of human unhappiness, both gross an ... Read on »
Friday Favorite by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I hope you enjoy this very heart-warming and inspirational story about never giving up. The post appeared first on . Read on »
Inhibition Profiles by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness The inhibition profile of a particular person can be quite nuanced. For example, in terms of attachment theory, a person raised by a “dismissing” parent could worry about ... Read on »
Will Pye – Blessed with a Brain Tumor by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson and Will Pye. It’s titled Will Pye – Blessed with a Brain Tumor. More information on the San ... Read on »
Changing the Machinery of Upset by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Let’s consider ways to cultivate more peace of mind – and even its consummation in profound equanimity – by working with the eight gears of the machine of suffering that w ... Read on »
The Impact of Experiences by RickHanson Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Children express what they feel and what they want through their actions, emotions, signals, and, by their second birthday, words. Then people respond, including their par ... Read on »