Buddha’s Brain iPhone App

With the new breakthroughs in neuroscience, combined with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can shape your own brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.

Based on the bestselling book, Buddha’s Brain, this app will show you how to rewire your brain over time, including how to:

  • Take in good experiences to feel happier and more confident
  • Cool down stress, anxiety, sorrow, frustration, and anger
  • Energize the neural networks of compassion, empathy, and love – and clear out resentment, envy, guilt, and loss
  • Improve attention for daily life, mindfulness, and meditation
  • Feel more at one with the world, and less separate and vulnerable

Your brain is the foundation of your well-being, relationships, and actions. If you can change your brain, you can change your life.

From the App Store:

Buddhism meets neuroscience ★★★★★
by Buddhabobby – Version 1.1 – Mar 29, 2013

This is a fascinating and well detailed app of how the benefits of meditation affect our body and brain. This is a must for people wanting to really understand how meditation effects the body at a neuroplastic level. Think of your brain like plasticine and how meditation can shape this to change and perform,anything from more relaxed states,happiness,compassion. Our bodies are mapped to learn use this app to establish true changes!! Well worth the money 🙂

Read more reviews from the Apple Store.

List of Practices


  • Be on Your Own Side
  • Have Self-Compassion
  • Take in the Good
  • Pair Positive and Negative

Cooling the Fires

  • Be Mindful of Your Body
  • Quickly Relax
  • Long Exhalations
  • Diaphragm Breathing
  • Progressive Relaxation
  • Balance Your Heartbeat
  • Meditate
  • Feel Cared about
  • Feel Safer
  • Find Refuge

Strong Intentions

  • Challenge Negative Beliefs
  • Feel Stronger
  • Intend with Head and Heart


  • Observe Hedonic Tones
  • Don’t React to Your Reactions
  • Like, Don’t Want
  • Hold Wants Lightly

Compassion and Kindness

  • Recognize the Wolf of Love
  • Recognize the Wolf of Hate
  • Strengthen Empathy
  • Feel More Comfortable with Closeness
  • Have Compassion
  • Be Kind
  • Meditate on Loving-Kindness

Skillful Assertiveness

  • Practice Unilateral Virture
  • Understand Ill Will
  • Turn Ill Will to Good Will
  • Consider the Causes Upstream
  • Be Mindful of “Us” and “Them”
  • Expand the Circle of “Us”
  • Communicate Effectively


  • Intend to Be Mindful
  • Stay Alert
  • Be Aware of the Body as a Whole
  • Hush the Verbal Centers
  • Rest in Awareness
  • Enjoy Everyday Mindfulness


  • Understand Meditation
  • Keep Attention on Its Object
  • Filter out Distractions
  • Manage the Desire for Stimulation
  • Encourage Rapture and Joy
  • Open to Singleness of Mind
  • Concentration Meditation

Relaxing the Self

  • Take the Body for a Walk
  • Release Identification
  • Give “Self” Away
  • Fill the Hole in Your Heart
  • Relax about What Others Think
  • Join with the World

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