Buddhist Traditions and Neuroscience

October 31, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Rebecca Risk

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'When you change your brain, you change your life.' - Dr. Rick Hanson. Revolutions in science have shown that the brain continues to change and adapt even in adulthood, disproving the old belief that our brains are linear and unchanging. In this interview of his book 'Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom,' Dr. Rick Hanson discusses with Dr. Rebecca Risk an analysis of theoretical physics and Buddhism in language suitable for intermediate readers or newcomers to the field of neuroscience. When we use mindful awareness, cultivate compassion and are fully present in our lives, we are able to transform ourselves by rewiring our brains. Using new neuroscience to explain insights and practices that are thousands of years old, Dr. Rick Hanson helps us to understand how we can reshape our minds for greater happiness, love and wisdom.

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Dr. Rebecca Risk

With 10 years of experience as a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Rebecca Risk operates Ananta Health in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Having chosen the Sanskrit word Ananta which means infinite or without limit, Dr. Risk partners with her patients to help them achieve infinite health. She applies TCM principles with a modern view, allowing her to care for her patients in a unique way, helping them overcome health obstacles and getting to the root of their chronic health problems. A graduate of the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Risk is trained in Chinese Herbology, Dietary Therapy, Acupuncture, BioMeridian Stress Testing and supplementation. Certified from the Academy of Natural Health Sciences in New Jersey as a Supplement Consultant, Dr. Risk provides her patients with customized vitamin and herbal therapies that support their nutritional needs for optimal health.

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