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Author Kingsland, James, author.

Title Siddhartha's brain : unlocking the ancient science of enlightenment / James Kingsland.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  294.34435 KIN    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  294.34435 KIN    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  294.34435 KIN    AVAILABLE
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Description 343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-324) and index.
Summary In the fifth century BCE, in northern India, Siddhartha, the wandering sage who became the Buddha, developed a program, rooted in meditation and mindfulness, for mastering the mind and achieving lasting peace and contentment. Twenty-five centuries later, humans have transformed everything about our world—except our brains, which remain the same powerful yet flawed instruments possessed by our ancestors. What if the solution we seek to the psychological problems of life in the digital age—distraction, anxiety, addiction, loss of deep meaning—had already been worked out by the Buddha in ancient India? Appealing to readers of Eastern wisdom and Jon Kabat-Zinn, as well as to fans of bestsellers by Oliver Sacks and Malcolm Gladwell, acclaimed science writer and practicing Buddhist James Kingsland reveals how scientists are now unlocking the remarkable secrets of Siddhartha’s brain.
Subject Meditation -- Buddhism.
Meditation -- Therapeutic use.
Gautama Buddha.
Gautama Buddha -- Teachings.
Buddhism and science.
ISBN 9780062403858
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