"Dusana Dorjee masterfully presents a wealth of information from diverse areas - neuroscience, psychology of meditation, contemplative practices, the book lays out the essence of six meditation practices, the changes that occur in the brain as a result of short - and long-term formal and informal practices, and how meditation enhances our general well-being. One of the great strengths of the book is that it presents the material in a very accessible form that can be used by practitioners and researchers alike."
-Nirbay N. Singh, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Mindfulness, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, USA
Mind, Brain and the Path to Happiness: A Guide to Buddhist Mind Training and The Neuroscience of Meditation
'' This book, written by a research cognitive neuroscientist who is also a recognized teacher within the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition, offers a wonderfully accessible and authoritative account of the comprehensive path to greater well-being and inner freedom, and describes how it links with the latest neuroscientific research" John Teasdale, PhD, co-author, The Mindful Way Through Depression
"We applaud Dorjee for a well-articulated and courageous contribution. As the field of meditation research continues to mature and grow, books like this one are important stepping stones. They also highlight the importance for scientists in this field to educate themselves in the contemplative traditions underlying the practices they seek to investigate... Dorjee sets an inspiring example." Gaelle Desbordes and Willa B. Miller, PsycCRITIQUES
"As an entry point into studying Buddhist tradition through the framework of what is understood currently in neuroscience or psychology generally, the book presents a particularly interesting school of thought that can open the door for readers into learning more about eastern spiritual and psychological conceptions. It can serve equally well as a practice book during clinical work, a guide for research, or as casual reading for those wishing to integrate Buddhist practices or mindfulness into their regular lives." Michael Fiorini, International Journal of Psychotherapy
"In this slim volume Dorjee (cognitive neuroscience, Bangor Univ., UK) offers an impressive accounting of the current scientific status of Buddhist meditation and practice. ...[T]hose new to contemplative science will find this book of value... Summing Up: Recommended." M. Uebel, University of Texas, CHOICE