Sadness, Love, Openness: The Buddhist Path of Joy by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche (Author)

A direct, pithy, and accessible guide to the entire path of Tibetan Buddhism by one of the most beloved and respected contemporary lamas.

Accessible, playful, and genuine, this concise guide shows how we can incorporate our own daily experiences into our spiritual path and awaken to how things truly are. By embracing sadness, love, and openness in our lives, we develop an altruistic attitude to help all beings who suffer and to reduce our own greed and aggression. This easy-to-read manual by one of the most widely loved and respected Tibetan Buddhist teachers of our time teaches us how to honestly explore and deal with our own hang-ups and neuroses. Through knowing our own true nature as aware and compassionate, we can progress, step-by-step, on the Buddhist path and use Rinpoche’s pithy wisdom along the way as a touchstone.

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s fresh and engaged approach to timeless Buddhist wisdom enables us to deeply connect with authentic teachings in a modern context. This work is a delight and inspiration to read, outlining the major teachings and practices of Buddhism in a succinct way.

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is a world-renowned Buddhist teacher and meditation master. He was born in Tibet in 1951 as the oldest son of his mother Kunsang Dechen, a devoted Buddhist practitioner, and his father Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, an accomplished master of Buddhist meditation. As a young child, he was recognized as the seventh incarnation of the Tibetan meditation master Gar Drubchen and installed as the head lama of Drong Monastery in the Nakchukha region, north of the capital city Lhasa.

In 1959, following the Chinese occupation of Tibet, Rinpoche fled with his family to India and Nepal where he spent his youth studying under some of Tibetan Buddhism’s most illustrious masters, including the Sixteenth Karmapa, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. In 1976 he was enthroned as the abbot of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Kathmandu which still today remains the heart of his ever-growing activity. Today, more than 500 monks and nuns are under his care in this and other monasteries in Nepal. Drong Monastery, which was completely destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, has recently been rebuilt and is again home to a monastic community.

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual head of numerous centers for Buddhist study and meditation in Asia, Europe, and North America. In Nepal, he runs Rangjung Yeshe Institute, an international center of learning where students can obtain BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Buddhist Studies. For those who wish to study and practice from home, Rinpoche also offers an online meditation program that covers the entire Buddhist path. At home in Nepal, he is deeply involved in social work through his local charity organization Shenpen.

To read more about Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and his activities, visit http://www.shedrub.org

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche: Happiness is not over there

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Eckhart Tolle 2018#Unhappiness is optional!#

The REASON why you are unhappy! Eckhart Tolle

What’s the real cause of your unhappiness, tells Eckhart Tolle in this video! Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher. He is a German-born resident of Canada best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.

The Primary Cause of Unhappiness Is Never the Situation but Your Thoughts About It – Eckhart Tolle

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it ― Eckhart Tolle

The Potential for Happiness is Always Present

A conversation exploring the nature of happiness.

2017 Freedom Award Atlantic Council presentation to Ani Choying Drolma

The Two Most Important Days: How to Find Your Purpose – and Live a Happier, Healthier Life by Sanjiv Chopra (Author),‎ Gina Vild (Author)


What are the two most important days in your life? “The day you are born and the day you find out why,” Mark Twain famously wrote.

The search for happiness is hardwired in our DNA. It transcends age, gender, geography, vocation, and personal circumstances. But how do you achieve it?

Through inspirational storytelling, scientific evidence, practical advice, captivating exercises, and poetry, Dr. Sanjiv Chopra and Gina Vild present a powerful message that shows you how to achieve happiness no matter the challenges and stumbling blocks you face along the way. They also reveal the best way to be happy: Discover and live your life’s purpose. It’s a sure path to human flourishing. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that living with purpose can even add years to your life.

Do you know your life’s purpose? This book offers a path to discovering it by illuminating the value of gratitude, forgiveness, meditation, music, friendship and so much more. It will set you on the right path and spark sustained happiness, joy and bliss.

DR. SANJIV CHOPRA is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also a bestselling author and sought after motivational speaker. He lives in Boston.

GINA VILD is the associate dean and chief communications officer for the Office of Communications and External Relations at Harvard Medical School. She lives in Boston.

ALOHA: Dr. Sanjiv Chopra on Happiness

Happiness is a fickle thing. Sometimes it sneaks up out of nowhere and other times you spend days tracking it down. But finding happiness is not totally out of your control. Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, professor of medicine at Harvard, shares four ways to be happy. Watch the interview below to learn how!

Dr. Sanjiv Chopra on Happiness – Trailer

Dr. Sanjiv Chopra discusses happiness and how to achieve it. Do you know the difference between happiness, joy, and bliss?

Searching for Happiness? [updated Dec 26, 2017]


Eckhart advises giving up the search for happiness and instead focusing on the present moment and your own deepening Presence.

Your Nature is Happiness: Rupert Spira

Published on Nov 13, 2017

Speaking at the SAND gathering in Italy, Rupert guides us through a simple step-by-step enquiry from the perception of the subjects and objects of experience to the knowledge of the everpresence of awareness. He points to the fallacy of the myth of matter and suggests that everyone and everything is a modulation of a single infinite indivisible whole, whose reflection we know in the experiences of love and beauty.

Unhappiness is Optional- Eckhart Tolle

Published on Nov 3, 2017

In this video, Eckhart Tolle acquaints us with our real selves! We are Consciousness and not the mind, and hence unhappiness is optional!

Eckhart Tolle (Oct 11, 2017) – Beyond Happiness and Unhappiness there is Peace

Tara Talks: What You Practice Grows Stronger


Published on Sep 26, 2017

Tara Talks: What You Practice Grows Stronger – with Tara Brach

We may be very “loyal” to habits of anxiety and vigilance that evolved to ensure survival, but now exceed what’s needed and prevent us from enjoying life. We can undo this negativity bias by intentionally calling on more recently evolved parts of the brain and orienting in another direction.

The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains by Robert H. Lustig (Author)

While researching the toxic and addictive properties of sugar for his New York Times bestseller Fat Chance, Robert Lustig made an alarming discovery—our pursuit of happiness is being subverted by a culture of addiction and depression from which we may never recover.

Dopamine is the “reward” neurotransmitter that tells our brains we want more; yet every substance or behavior that releases dopamine in the extreme leads to addiction. Serotonin is the “contentment” neurotransmitter that tells our brains we don’t need any more; yet its deficiency leads to depression. Ideally, both are in optimal supply. Yet dopamine evolved to overwhelm serotonin—because our ancestors were more likely to survive if they were constantly motivated—with the result that constant desire can chemically destroy our ability to feel happiness, while sending us down the slippery slope to addiction. In the last forty years, government legislation and subsidies have promoted ever-available temptation (sugar, drugs, social media, porn) combined with constant stress (work, home, money, Internet), with the end result of an unprecedented epidemic of addiction, anxiety, depression, and chronic disease. And with the advent of neuromarketing, corporate America has successfully imprisoned us in an endless loop of desire and consumption from which there is no obvious escape.

With his customary wit and incisiveness, Lustig not only reveals the science that drives these states of mind, he points his finger directly at the corporations that helped create this mess, and the government actors who facilitated it, and he offers solutions we can all use in the pursuit of happiness, even in the face of overwhelming opposition. Always fearless and provocative, Lustig marshals a call to action, with seminal implications for our health, our well-being, and our culture.


Biography
Robert H. Lustig, M.D., MSL, is professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at University of California, San Francisco. He has authored 120 peer-reviewed articles and 70 reviews. He has mentored 30 pediatric endocrine fellows and trained numerous other allied health professionals. He is the former chairman of the Obesity Task Force of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, a member of the Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society, and a member of the Pediatric Obesity Devices Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He is also the president of the nonprofit Institute for Responsible Nutrition, dedicated to reversing childhood obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. He consults for several childhood obesity advocacy groups and government agencies.

Roger Castillo – Satsang – Enlightenment, Practically Speaking

Roger Castillo – Being Lived
Published on Sep 8, 2017
*re-released to put in sequence with original weekend intensive. Roger explains that if it’s happiness you’re looking for then a clear understanding of exactly what happiness is for a human being is a good place to begin.

Adyashanti – True Happiness

Adyashanti

Published on Sep 7, 2017

Did you ever notice that very happy people aren’t pursuing happiness?

Adyashanti explores how the pursuit of happiness actually leads to sorrow. If we can step out of the mode of endlessly pursuing, then true happiness may find us.

Video Excerpted from “Causeless Happiness”: http://bit.ly/2dDIRf8 Quotes from this Video: “If we think that happiness is something outside of our self, then everywhere we go, everyone we meet, every situation you encounter, without saying so, what you will really be asking of it is: Can you make me happy? And if it can’t make you happy, we tend to discard it.” “The pursuit of happiness leads to sorrow — that’s what we’re not told. We want to be happy, but the more we try to be happy, the less happy we end up being.” “True happiness doesn’t have a cause.”

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