This fascinating look at the science of meditation grabs you from the start and leaves you feeling both energised and optimistic. The author was involved in a terrifying wildfire, and the trauma triggered a painful medical condition and a financial disaster. But, through it all, he steadily practised the meditation techniques he describes in the book and demonstrates here how we can make our brains happy no matter what the odds. He digs deep into cutting-edge science and research into the effects meditation can produce, and he finds persuasive evidence of rapid and radical brain change. So, when he recommends a method, it’s not based on guesswork or tradition; it’s grounded in both experience and solid science, and when he promises that we can produce measurable changes in our brains, we’re inclined to believe him.
368pp, 229 x 152 mm, Paperback, 2023