Rick Hanson

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"A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, Rick did management consulting before earning his Ph.D. from The Wright Institute. He is first author of Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships (Penguin, 2002), and first author (with Rick Mendius, M.D.) of a book for New Harbinger in progress titled, “The Awakening Brain: Practical Methods from the Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Inner Peace.”

"Rick has been President of the Board of FamilyWorks, and he sat on the Board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center for nine years. He began meditating in 1974 and has practiced in several traditions. Christina Feldman has been a major influence, with a focus on steadiness of mind in householder life (his wife and two young adult children have also been good teachers). A graduate of the Community Dharma Leader training program of Spirit Rock, he leads a weekly meditation group in San Rafael and teaches daylongs at Spirit Rock, Sati Center, and other organizations."[1]


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  1. Renewal Retreats Retreat Leaders, organizational web page, accessed June 1, 2013.