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Neuroscience of Awakening
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"Neuroplasticity is the ultimate expression of Buddhist teaching, that the mind can change the brain and the brain can change the mind." ~ Rick Hanson, Buddha's Brain

Meditation Stimulates Neuroplasticity

Meditation changes the limbic system and neurotransmitters, along with the density of various areas of the brain. 

Benefits of Meditation

  • Reduced activity in the default mode network
  • Greater insight into the nature of the self
  • Reductions in anxiety
  • Increased spontaneity & playfulness
  • Increase human functionality and performance
  • Change the structure and function of the brain in ways that promote well being and happiness

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