Rick Hanson, PhD

Laying Down the Foundation: An In-Depth Mindfulness Practice

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What You'll Learn

  • Hear an in-depth guided practice instruction on how to lay the right foundation for a mindfulness practice

  • Learn the practical neuroscience behind mindfulness, how it's changing your brain for the better, and how to use it to grow the qualities you want

  • Discover practical tools for bringing mindfulness into various moments of your day

About Rick Hanson, PhD

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 28 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA and Google, and at Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and he’s taught in meditation centers worldwide.

Dr. Hanson has been a trustee of Saybrook University, served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and was president of the board of FamilyWorks, a community agency. He began meditating in 1974, trained in several traditions, and leads a weekly meditation gathering in San Rafael, California. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with 150,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone with financial need can do for free.

Learn more about Rick at his website.

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  1. Cecilia March 22, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing love peace bliss and great insights to cope with our emotions during this difficult time. I live alone and this has restore my peace. Will continue to send healing vibrations to others and myself

  2. Janet Anderson March 21, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Thank you! It was a wonderful meditation.

  3. Michelle Caprio March 21, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    I tried to find the author of the quote, “In the beginning nothing came. in the middle nothing stayed, and in the end nothing left.” I can’t find it on Google (believe it or not!) Help anyone?

    • Erica March 21, 2020 at 5:41 pm

      Hi! It was Milarepa

  4. Kurt Hemmingsen March 21, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Very insightful. The four levels of mindfulness were easy to recognize for me. The exercise was very useful, thank you. Rick has a way to make everything make sense. I love it.

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