How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy

by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
     
 

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche is considered one of the most remarkable Buddhist teachers alive, and How to Be Happy represents him at his most engaging and inspiring. Here Rinpoche helps readers find their Good Heart, the heart that can easily rejoice in the happiness of others. He also gives sage advice on transforming problems into happiness and finding compassion

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche is considered one of the most remarkable Buddhist teachers alive, and How to Be Happy represents him at his most engaging and inspiring. Here Rinpoche helps readers find their Good Heart, the heart that can easily rejoice in the happiness of others. He also gives sage advice on transforming problems into happiness and finding compassion for one's "enemies" — those people, thoughts, and situations in daily life that are troublesome and unpleasant. Ending with three powerfully evocative guided meditations, the book helps readers see that the more they give away, the more happiness they find right now. Packaged in a colorful, compact hardcover, How to Be Happy is equally valuable for both Buddhists and general seekers of peace and serenity.

Editorial Reviews

Mandala
"In this elegant little book of wisdom, Lama Zopa Rinpoche reveals a lexicon of sound, practical, and transforming advice. Rinpoche's words are like glittering lances that plunge deep into our hearts, cutting away delusions and letting in the light of new truth. This is a beautifully produced book that is comprehensive and representative of Rinpoche's teaching in an accessible form. With the path to happiness distilled for young and old, it would make the perfect gift for family and friends who may not have had the good fortune to meet Lama Zopa."
John Makransky
"Lama Zopa Rinpoche's profound aphorisms are mind blowing and heart opening. His ability to essentialize enlightenment in the most direct and simple language is astonishing. 'What if all happiness, anywhere, is your happiness?' he asks. The only adequate response would be to awaken to the inseparability of self and others--in deepest wisdom, love and joy."
Tulku Thondup Rinpoche
"Profound Buddhist teachings on turning every step of life into the wisdom-light of happiness are distilled here in simple words for both advanced and beginning meditators."
Utne Reader
"A wise and inspiring teacher."
New Age Retailer
"Rinpoche presents basic but profound Buddhist precepts in an unusually accessible way."
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
"How to Be Happy has sharp, direct observations and advice on how to find compassion for those we perceive as enemies and for dealing with negative thoughts and difficult conditions in life. The book ends with three guided meditations that are easily followed."
Shambhala Sun
"How to Be Happy, is like a pocket website of pithy teachings organized for easy searching."
Eastern Horizon
"This little treasure is perhaps the best source for us to find out what it is that will truly make us happy. How to Be Happy is equally valuable for both Buddhists and general seekers of peace and serenity."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861711963
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
878,998
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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