The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Mar 6, 2007 - Religion - 288 pages
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For millennia, Buddhists have enjoyed the limitless benefits of meditation. But how does it work? And why? The principles behind this ancient practice have long eluded some of the best minds in modern science. Until now.

In this groundbreaking work, world-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets behind the practice of meditation. Working with neuroscientists at the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, Yongey Mingyur provides clear insights into modern research indicating that systematic training in meditation can enhance activity in areas of the brain associated with happiness and compassion. He has also worked with physicists across the country to develop a fresh, scientifically based interpretation of the Buddhist understanding of the nature of reality.

With an infectious joy and insatiable curiosity, Yongey Mingyur weaves together the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, neuroscience, and quantum physics in a way that will forever change the way we understand the human experience. Using the basic meditation practices he provides, we can discover paths through everyday problems, transforming obstacles into opportunities to recognize the unlimited potential of our
own minds.

With a foreword by bestselling author Daniel Goleman, The Joy of Living is a stunning breakthrough, an illuminating vision of the science of Buddhism and a handbook for transforming our minds, bodies, and lives.


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Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a powerful writer... - Goodreads
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Such an insightful book. It has nice touches of conversational writing which make it intriguing to continue reading as the book snowballs into each subject the author touches on. The most prominent ... Read full review

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I loved it! Easy to read, easy to implement practices in a daily life. Read full review

Contents

THE GROUND
8
The Inner Symphony
28
THE PATH
126
orling with Thoughts and Feelings
142
hA
196
TIIE FRUIT
207
Notes
253
Glassary
260
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About the author (2007)

Born in 1975 in Nubri, Nepal, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a rising star among the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters trained outside of Tibet. Deeply versed in the practical and philosophical disciplines of the ancient tradition.


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