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Neurobhavana: Cultivating the End of the Causes of Craving

The Buddha explored the mental causes of suffering and happiness. Now, 2500 years later, we are learning about neural causes of these mental factors. In the Second Noble Truth, craving causes suffering – but what are the underlying neuropsychological causes of craving . . . and its end? This talk will explore:

  how the mind changes the brain – for better or worse

  our basic needs for safety, satisfaction, and connection

  the brain’s activation of craving, broadly defined, when we feel that one or more of these needs is not met

  how to hardwire the  experience of basic needs met into the brain so there is less and less basis for craving . . .coming home to an increasingly unconditional sense of peace, contentment, and love

About Rick Hanson, Ph.D


Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. He has several audio programs and his free Just One Thing newsletter has over 100,000 subscribers.

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This class is part of Wednesday Night Mindfulness Meditation Series.

Date: Wednesday, February, 18

Time: 7:30 – 9pm

Cost: $10-$17 sliding scale (Community Class Style).





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