Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson, PhD, is a neuropsychologist and author of Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, and Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. Rick’s work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, FoxBusiness, and in Consumer Reports Health, U.S. News and World Report, and O Magazine. His weekly e-newsletter, Just One Thing, has more than 73,000 subscribers. 


  • Hardwiring Happiness

    If I want to experience greater happiness, I can’t expect to stumble on it. It’s up to me to make it happen—and that means it’s more tangible, too.

  • Kripalu Perspectives: Hardwiring Happiness with Rick Hanson

    Neuroscientist and author Rick Hanson discusses powerful healing methods that combine the latest brain science with the wisdom of contemplative practice, and how they can foster greater happiness in our lives.