Wake up to who you long to be.
Neurodharma: An Online program in the practical sicence of a Steady Mind, A Warm Heart, and Inner Peace

Wake Up to Who You Long to Be. Neurodharma - and online program in the practical science of a steady mind, kind heart, and inner peace.
What is it like to feel already full? To be undisturbed and undefended as each moment passes through you?
What is it like to feel already full? To be undisturbed and undefended as each moment passes through you?

Deep down, we already are who we long to be. But it’s often covered over with fears and regrets, and daily distractions and stresses.

In this online program with Dr. Rick Hanson, you will experience and develop seven qualities at the heart of the highest happiness – and live from them more deeply and continuously.

You’ll learn from both ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience, engaging your brain and body as you explore the upper reaches of human potential.

You’ll get ideas and methods to be more present, have compassion for yourself and others, rest in a calm and grateful confidence, feel whole, and know your interconnectedness with everything.

This is a path of coming home to an increasingly profound sense of inner freedom, sweet joy, radiant heart, and sublime peace.
This is a path of coming home to an increasingly profound sense of inner freedom, sweet joy, radiant heart, and sublime peace.
And Get Access to FOUR Live Calls with Rick!
Blending Science, Wisdom, and Practice
Blending Science, Wisdom, and Practice

What is “Dharma”?

This ancient word means what is true — including the truth of suffering, its causes, and a path leading to its end.

What is “Neurodharma”?

This is grounding the truths of the mind in the truths of the body — and using what we’re learning about the brain to protect, nurture, and free the mind.

You’ll get:

  • Over 15 hours of powerful video teachings on the science and wisdom of neurodharma
  • Over 6 hours of guided practices
  • 4 live sessions with Rick Hanson
  • 8 weeks of guidance with regular email encouragement
  • Downloadable handouts and audio files
  • Lifetime access and a 30-day full-refund guarantee

We’ll draw on recent research about the brain as well as the deep Buddhist analysis of the mind. But there’s nothing to memorize or believe. This is a program of experiential practices, whose true test is your own direct sense of their benefits for you.

We’ll draw on recent research about the brain as well as the deep Buddhist analysis of the mind. But there’s nothing to memorize or believe. This is a program of experiential practices, whose true test is your own direct sense of their benefits for you.

And Get Access to FOUR Live Calls with Rick!
The Transformational Practices of Neurodharma:

In this program, you’ll explore ways of being that are both hallmarks of the highest forms of human development and at the core of who you already are. Through these 7 powerful practices, you’ll feel increasingly centered in your fundamental goodness, enoughness, and wakefulness.

The Transformational Practices of Neurodharma:

In this program, you’ll explore ways of being that are both hallmarks of the highest forms of human development and at the core of who you already are. Through these 7 powerful practices, you’ll feel increasingly centered in your fundamental goodness, enoughness, and wakefulness.

SteadyingTheMind
Steadying the Mind

Become more mindful and stable instead of scattered and distracted

WarmHeart
Warming the Heart

Cultivate compassion and kindness, even as you deal with conflicts

Fullness
Resting in Fullness

Be calm, contented, and confident – not chasing pleasure or fighting pain

Wholeness
Being Wholeness

Become less fragmented, embracing all of yourself without shame or denial

Nowness
Receiving Nowness

Appreciate this moment, continuously, while letting go of worries and regrets

Allness
Opening into Allness

Experience your life as a local expression of everything

Timelessness
Finding Timelessness

Explore stillness, spaciousness, and possibility – your true nature

In each one of these practices, we’ll consider what could be happening in your brain as you experience them in your mind — and how to use this knowledge to stabilize these ways of being in the living body.

In each one of these practices, we’ll consider what could be happening in your brain as you experience them in your mind — and how to use this knowledge to stabilize these ways of being in the living body.

“It’s a great kindness, to feel safe, well-resourced and embraced in community; this training lead me to feel at home in these states of being. Once you know how to go home, you can find your way back there on your own. Thanks Rick, for showing me the way, and handing me a map.”
-Lewis H.
“The Neurodharma experience was one of the most extraordinary of my life. Many of my fears and deepest despair were finally given the nudge to leave me as never before. I am forever grateful and awed.”
-Jody H.
“Rick gave me a framework to move through my largely unconscious ‘blocks’ and go to a deeper place in meditation. Whatever you level of practice, I’m sure you’re going to get something very powerful and helpful from this course. I heartily recommend it to beginners and experienced practitioners alike.”
-Chris P.
“A hard-to-find pairing of current neuroscience and advanced Buddhist teaching. A surprising experience.”
-Norm G.
“Neurodharma has left an ever deepening impression on my soul. The geek in me met the Buddha and the two have been delightully co-habiting since!”
-Isobel S.
“I’ve spent a lot of time, money, and effort studying with premier teachers for 50 years now. Rick’s pragmatic contextualizing, profound teachings, genuine warmth, humor, and wisdom is a transmission I heartily recommend for anybody.”
-Greg J.
“It’s a great kindness, to feel safe, well-resourced and embraced in community; this training lead me to feel at home in these states of being. Once you know how to go home, you can find your way back there on your own. Thanks Rick, for showing me the way, and handing me a map.”
-Lewis H.
“The Neurodharma experience was one of the most extraordinary of my life. Many of my fears and deepest despair were finally given the nudge to leave me as never before. I am forever grateful and awed.”
-Jody H.
“Rick gave me a framework to move through my largely unconscious ‘blocks’ and go to a deeper place in meditation. Whatever you level of practice, I’m sure you’re going to get something very powerful and helpful from this course. I heartily recommend it to beginners and experienced practitioners alike.”
-Chris P.
“A hard-to-find pairing of current neuroscience and advanced Buddhist teaching. A surprising experience.”
-Norm G.
“Neurodharma has left an ever deepening impression on my soul. The geek in me met the Buddha and the two have been delightully co-habiting since!”
-Isobel S.
“I’ve spent a lot of time, money, and effort studying with premier teachers for 50 years now. Rick’s pragmatic contextualizing, profound teachings, genuine warmth, humor, and wisdom is a transmission I heartily recommend for anybody.”
-Greg J.
And Get Access to FOUR Live Calls with Rick!
What You’ll Receive

Grounded in science and practical methods, this program explores the highest possibilities of human development. Drawing on the insights of some of the wisest people who have ever lived, it follows a path that is good in the beginning, the middle, and the end— and full of curiosity, joy, and wonder. You can return to it again and again for inspiration, renewal, and guidance.

Over 10 Hours of Powerful Teachings

from Rick’s Neurodharma retreat about the mind and the brain, embodied practice, our true nature, and effective tools for daily life

4 Live Calls with Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

to answer your questions and guide you through the program – these will start at 11am Pacific Time on July 16, July 30, August 13, and August 20, and they’ll be recorded to review at your convenience

Over 6 Hours of Guided Meditations

to open more into these ways of being while also hardwiring them into your nervous system — so you take them with you wherever you go

Over 5 Hours of Expanded Teachings

diving deeper into fascinating brain science, practical applications, and individual issues 

Downloadable Handouts and Audio Files

to access the teachings and meditations whenever you want

8 Weeks of Step-by-Step Guidance

including weekly encouragement emails to keep you inspired and motivated on your journey

Access to an Engaged Community

with Discussion Boards built into the course and a Private Facebook Group

Over 10 Hours of Powerful Teachings

from Rick’s Neurodharma retreat about the mind and the brain, embodied practice, our true nature, and effective tools for daily life

4 Live Calls with Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

these will start at 11am Pacific Time on July 16, July 30, August 13, and August 20, and they’ll be recorded to review at your convenience

Over 6 Hours of Guided Meditations

to open more into these ways of being while also hardwiring them into your nervous system — so you take them with you wherever you go

Over 5 Hours of Expanded Teachings

diving deeper into fascinating brain science, practical applications, and individual issues 

Downloadable Handouts and Files

to access the teachings and practices whenever you want

8 Weeks of Step-by-Step Guidance

including weekly encouragement emails to keep you inspired and motivated on your journey

Access to an Engaged Community

with Discussion Boards built into the course and a Private Facebook Group

Lifetime Access, 30-Day Full-Refund Guarantee, and 15 CE Credits for Therapists*

*CE Credits available for an additional $50.

Lifetime Access, 30-Day Full-Refund Guarantee, and 15 CE Credits for Therapists*

*CE Credits available for an additional $50.

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And Get Access to FOUR Live Calls with Rick Hanson!

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And Get Access to FOUR Live Calls with Rick Hanson!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program for everyone?

The ideas and experiential practices in this program have been used in various forms by countless people throughout history to explore the upper reaches of human potential. They are powerful vehicles . . . . but because they are powerful they can stir things up, especially in people who have a history of complex PTSD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, dissociation, or psychotic process. If any of these apply to you, you should not do the Neurodharma program. This is to protect you, not to exclude you. If this applies to you and you have already purchased this program, you can contact us to get a full refund.

Is this a self-paced program, or do I need to watch it at a specific time?

While we will be guiding participants through the program over 8 weeks (starting June 25), the full Neurodharma program (plus live call recordings) will be available for you to view and engage at any time, at your own pace. Plus, once you register, you have Lifetime Access to everything in the program.

What are the dates and times of the live sessions?
  • All sessions will take place at 11am Pacific Time.
  • Tuesday, July 16
  • Tuesday, July 30
  • Tuesday, August 13
  • Tuesday, August 20

If you are not able to attend live, no worries: the recordings will be available for you to view at any time.

Are there scholarships available?

For those unable to pay for the Neurodharma online program – such as students, people on a small fixed income, disabled, unemployed or on public assistance, or many people in third world countries – there are scholarships available.

Do I need any special technology to participate?

All you need is an internet connection, and a computer, tablet, or phone with a browser.

The live calls will be accessible via Zoom, and will include a number to call if you’d like to join by phone.

Can I get Continuing Education Credits?

This program is eligible for 15 CE Credits (for an additional $50) from Being Well, Inc., a continuing education provider approved by the American Psychological Association (APA). You can check with your licensing board that they’ll accept credits from APA approved providers.

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What if I need to cancel after I've registered?

No worries, just send us an email at news@rickhanson.net and we’ll process your cancellation and refund within 24 business hours.

When does the 30-day money-back guarantee end?

If you register prior to the program starting on June 25, 2019, then the 30-day money-back guarantee is good until July 26, 2019.

If you register after June 25, 2019, then it is good for 30 days from the time that you purchase the program.

What is the duration and structure of the program?

STRUCTURE

The Neurodharma program is organized into 8 different “Steps” – Steadying the Mind, Warming the Heart, Resting in Fullness, Being Wholeness, Receiving Nowness, Opening into Allness, Finding Timelessness, and Integration.

Each of these steps has 2 “Parts”, and each part has a talk, guided meditation, and some additional short videos where Rick dives deeper into the science. Here’s a more visual outline of the structure of a single step:
STEP 1
   Part 1
– Talk (10-45 minutes)
– Guided Meditation (20-45 minutes)
– Deeper Dive Videos (4-10 videos, up to 45 minutes in length total)
   Part 2
– Talk (10-45 minutes)
– Guided Meditation (20-45 minutes)
– Deeper Dive Videos (4-10 videos, up to 45 minutes in length total)
DURATION 
Starting on June 25th, you’ll receive an email every Saturday morning for 8 weeks that will focus on one step, and will include all of the links and information you need to access everything for that step.
Additionally, you have lifetime access! So while we encourage folks to follow along with us for the initial 8 weeks, it’s okay to take the program at your own pace, and repeat or revisit it as much as you like.
Can I see an outline/table of contents of the program?
Step 1: Steadying the Mind
  • Part 1: Practicing with the Mind
  • Part 2: Benevolence toward Yourself
Step 2: Warming the Heart
  • Part 1: Practicing with a Warm Heart
  • Part 2: Our Social Brain
Step 3: Resting in Fullness
  • Part 1: Embodied Causes of Craving
  • Part 2: The Five Hindrances
Step 4: Being Wholeness
  • Part 1: Experiencing Wholeness
  • Part 2: Finding Refuge
Step 5: Receiving Nowness
  • Part 1: Being Here Now
  • Part 2: Accepting Impermanence
Step 6: Opening Into Allness
  • Part 1: The Person Process
  • Part 2: Allocentric Experiencing + An Expansive View
Step 7: Finding Timelessness
  • Part 1: The Unconditioned
  • Part 2: Nibbana and the Brain
Step 8: Integration
  • Part 1:  Letting Things Settle and Connect
  • Part 2: Making the Offering + Going Forth
How is Neurodharma different than the Foundations of Well-Being program?

To put it simply, the Foundations of Well-Being program aims to address normal-range healing, resilience, and well-being, while the Neurodharma program aims at the upper range of human potential, with a strong emphasis on contemplative practice and insight.

Getting into the details, below are some of the main differences between the two programs.

 
The Contextual differences between Neurodharma and the Foundations of Well-Being
 

The Neurodharma program aims to develop 7 essential ways of being found in the great sages and teachers throughout history. Remarkably, these same qualities can also be found deep inside ourselves, though usually covered over with stresses and distractions. These 7 ways of being are both the results of practice and methods of practice; in effect, as is said in Tibet, we can take the fruit as the path.

These 7 ways of being are: steadying the mind; warming the heart; resting in fullness; being wholeness; receiving nowness; opening into allness; and finding timelessness. Each of these can be experienced as simply a taste all the way to complete development. They all support each other, and in the Neurodharma program we explore them, step by step, as a path of awakening the best within us.

This path uses the deep Buddhist analysis of the mind as a roadmap, while drawing greatly from modern neuroscience and psychology along the way. Our emphasis is practical, experiential, and open-minded. No background in Buddhism or brain science is necessary. While we appreciate the contemplative traditions and science itself, there is nothing in this program about persuading you to either of these.

The Foundations of Well-Being program focuses on 12 inner strengths to help you cope with the challenges of life while being happier, calmer, and more confident. While we do refer to the program as a “Path”, it is much less linear than the Neurodharma program, and more like a “buffet” of sorts – where you can pick and choose the parts that speak most to you and your specific needs for safety, satisfaction, and connection. While Rick may occasionally refer to wisdom traditions, it is not a focus in this program.

 
The Structural differences between Neurodharma and the Foundations of Well-Being
The Neurodharma program contains about 20 hours of pre-recorded content, as well as 4 live calls (that will also be recorded.) All of the content features Rick Hanson, and includes talks, guided meditations and Q&A. If followed at a pace of 1 “step” per week, this program could be completed over 8 weeks, with each week taking about 2.5 hours.
 
The Foundations of Well-Being program contains over 50 hours of pre-recorded core content, PLUS over 20 guest-expert interviews, over 15 hours of recorded Q&A sessions, 12 hours of Creative Activities from Laurel Hanson, and 48 self-assessment quizzes. If taken at a pace of 1 “theme” per week, this program would take almost a full year to complete, with each week taking about 1 hour.
Are the Guided Practices in real time or are they recorded?

The guided practices are recorded and can be downloaded to listen to wherever you go.

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