Full version of the presentation that Rick Hanson, best-selling author of “Buddha’s Brain”, “Resilient” and “Neuro-Dharma” did at professor Amelia Barili’s UCB’s course “Borges, Buddhism and Cognitive Science”. In that interdisciplinary and cross-cultural course, students apply recent discoveries of neuroscience and core principles of Buddhism in overcoming challenges and suffering by learning to cultivate a focused mind and an open heart.  I invite you to accompany us in this exploration of possibilities in your own life.