Supporting material


Meditation/mindfulness and brain books

Rick Hanson Buddha’s Brain

Dan Siegel Mindful Brain

Shanida Nataraja The Blissful Brain summary

James H Austin Zen and the Brain

Paul Gilbert The Compassionate Mind

Brain books

Sharon Begley The Plastic Mind

Norman Doidge The Brain that Changes Itself

Articles A series of related articles by various authors


Online video

Rick Hanson: Buddha's Brain. A 1 hr Google talk available in HD, good sound and subtitles. A engaging introduction to the weekend retreat material.

Meditation and the Brian. Pt 1 of 12. Some diagrams and text (no narration) on changes to the brain found by neuroscientists.

Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation A 48 min Google Tech Talk by neuroscientist Philippe Goldin

Three short BBC films about mindfulness and the brain. Very accessible and suitable for sceptical friends and colleagues!

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