Title : Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment
Format : Audio CD
Publisher : Robert Wright

From one of Americas most brilliant writers a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology philosophy and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happinessAt the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim The reason we sufferand the reason we make other people sufferis that we dont see the world clearly At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise We can learn to see the world including ourselvesclearly and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness In this sublimeThe New Yorker pathbreaking book Robert Wright shows how taking this promise seriously can change your lifehow it can loosen the grip of anxiety regret and hatred and how it can deepen your appreciation of beauty and of other people He also shows why this transformation works drawing on the latest in neuroscience and psychology and armed with an acute understanding of human evolution This book is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wrights landmark book on evolutionary psychology The Moral Animal and deepened as he immersed himself in meditative practice and conversed with some of the worlds most skilled meditators The result is a story that is provocative informative anddeeply rewardingThe New York Times Book Review and as entertaining as it is illuminating Written with the wit clarity and grace for which Wright is famous Why Buddhism Is True lays the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age and shows how in a time of technological distraction and social division we can save ourselves from ourselves both as individuals and as a species