The Joy of Living

The Joy of Living

Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
Buddhists have enjoyed the benefits of meditation for millennia. Here, renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets behind this practice. Working with neuroscientists at the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, Yongey Mingyur provides 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 scientifically based interpretation of the Buddhist understanding of the nature of reality. Yongey Mingyur weaves together the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, neuroscience, and quantum physics in a way that will 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.--From publisher description.Brings together ancient Buddhist wisdom with the latest developments in Western medicine to present meditation techniques which are designed to change the directions of one's thoughts and perceptions in order to promote relaxation and happiness.

Baker
& Taylor

The Tibetan Buddhist master brings together ancient Buddhist wisdom with the latest developments in Western medicine as he presents his innovative meditation techniques, which are designed to change the directions of one's thoughts and perceptions in order to transform everyday experience, achieve enlightenment, and promote relaxation and happiness. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307346254
0307346250
Characteristics: ix, 272 ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Swanson, Eric

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Feb 02, 2012

Yongey Mingyur better known as the happiest man of the world, gives a different perspective of the life and how he has developed a vision of his world free of interpretations . He Includes some scientific fundamentals on the brain activity for happier people and he's able to explain why it's better to aspire to true happiness. When you read you're able to feel his happiness, it's contagious

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jblagsvedt
Nov 18, 2010

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche now lives and teaches in Minnesota. He also works with the University of Wisconsin in studying the brains of meditation masters to "unlock the secret and science of happiness."

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