James Kingsland – Siddhartha’s Brain Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment

James Kingsland – Siddhartha’s Brain Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment
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A groundbreaking exploration of the "science of enlightenment", told through the lens of the journey of Siddhartha (better known as Buddha), by Guardian science editor James Kingsland.
In a lush grove on the banks of the Neranjara in Northern India – 400 years before the birth of Christ, when the foundations of Western science and philosophy were being laid by the great minds of ancient Greece – a prince turned ascetic wanderer sat beneath a fig tree. His name was Siddhartha Gautama, and he was discovering the astonishing capabilities of the human brain and the secrets of mental wellness and spiritual "enlightenment" – the foundation of Buddhism.
Framed by the historical journey and teachings of the Buddha, Siddhartha’s Brain shows how meditative and Buddhist practices anticipated the findings of modern neuroscience. [Read more…]

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