The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness

September 3, 2012

Book review

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.

by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche —

For millennia, Buddhists have enjoyed the limitless benefits of meditation. But 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 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, they provide 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, the book 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 his basic meditation practices, we can discover paths through everyday problems, transforming obstacles into opportunities to recognize the unlimited potential of our own minds.

A stunning breakthrough, an illuminating vision of the science of Buddhism and a handbook for transforming our minds, bodies and lives.

 

$24 hardcover — Harmony Books, a division of Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 26, Number 2, April/May 2007.

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