The Joy of Living Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness ( ebook / Ebook ) author Yongey Mingyur

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At 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 mindsWith 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 From the Hardcover editio. Read this book casually uietly and you will walk away with the clearest ideas about what makes you happy and how to practice happiness It s really that simple

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The Joy of Living Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness

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 nowIn 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. There are probably as many books about meditation as there are meditators so what makes this book different and why does it earn five starsMingyur Rinpoche is most unusual for many reasons starting with his youth b 1975 and that he was already recognized as a Meditation Master while only a young teen But he also has an insatiable curiosity and interest in Western studies in neurology psychology and philosophy and he tries to synthesize what he learns with what he knows from his Buddhist traditionThe first part of the book is an explanation perhaps oversimplified of what the West knows about the brain and the elusive mind and how it related to meditation The second part of the book is about meditation and the techniues used And the final is kind of over to you to the reader encouraging herhim to engage in meditation either formally and informally and watch the transformation in herhim and the society aroundThis may not sound like much but the text reads almost like the transcription of pod casts It is informal collouial and especially funny Not knee slapping funny but the kind of smile giggle I associate with HH the Dalai LamaSpoiler alert After reading and mulling it over I believe that one can conclude that Rinpoche is saying that in the end meditation might be anything you want it to be so long as it is done consistantly and with compassion

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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 realityWith an infectious joy and insatiable curiosity Yongey Mingyur weaves together the principles of Tibetan Buddhism neuroscience and uantum physics in a way th. This book was too many feel good things at once Pseudo science meets religion justified by populist self improving individualist crap euates to boring ass writing It took too long to read simply because it was so detestably practical I couldn t get myself to move through it I don t care if he s a Rinpoche he s catering to the all consuming self absorbed yuppy who would freak if you put milk in hisher latte but probably run you over with hisher Prius if you were jay walking He cited literature that was actually notably Buddhist Words of My Perfect Teacher and relatively known in psychiatry A General Theory of Love and many scientific studies but the writing felt like a watered down syndicate I couldn t trust anything I read I felt like I had to double check all of his notes


10 thoughts on “The Joy of Living Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness

  1. says:

    Buddhism is not a religion To a trained Buddhist it is a type of science a method of exploring your own experience through techniues that enable you to examine your actions and reactions in a nonjudgmental way 11 This book was a good intro in training to achieve a natural mind or Enlightenment a mind in its natural state free from conceptual limitations Supposedly the experience of natural peace is so far beyond what w

  2. says:

    I wish every foray into religion was this enjoyable Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a powerful writer with a gentle sense of humor most noticably about himself To any westerner looking to explore Buddhism READ THIS BOOK To any person who is feeling less than enthusiastic about getting up in the morning ditto To those who know t

  3. says:

    There are probably as many books about meditation as there are meditators so what makes this book different and why does it earn five stars?Ming

  4. says:

    I thought this book was very insightful and so helpful to open my eyes to the power of meditation It is not a book about becoming a Buddhist but a book of how the human brain responds to meditation If you're interested in how Buddhism and Western Neurobiology mirror each other this is a great reference I loved that it wasn

  5. says:

    This book was too many feel good things at once Pseudo science meets religion justified by populist self improving individualist crap euates to boring ass writing It took too long to read simply because it was so detestably practical I couldn't get myself to move through it I don't care if he's a Rinpoche he's catering to the all consuming self absorbed yuppy who would freak if you put milk in hisher latte but

  6. says:

    Some interesting parables here and good meditation techniues I also enjoyed the author's references to Western science and research on meditation Overall though not a lot of new material for me Well written and engaging

  7. says:

    This book does several nifty things First it shows how concepts from Buddhism and contemporary scientific studies agree with each other Then it discusses some studies on people in meditation It turns out that meditation when done by people who have done it for a long time and are good at it makes people incredibly happy and peaceful This isn't big news but it's cool to hear how science has proven thisThen the

  8. says:

    I spent 2008 studying joyfulness as a practice and a discipline like practicing the violin only uieter This was on

  9. says:

    Read this book casually uietly and you will walk away with the clearest ideas about what makes you happy and how to practice happiness It's really that simple

  10. says:

    I was surprised by how much this book floored me I hadn't thought of the intersections between Buddhism and scientific discoveries but he made me see it And he demystified a lot of what I find hard about meditating The idea of meditating in