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A Monk’s Guide to Happiness Meditation in the 21st Century

Author

Gelong Thubten

Published Date

11-06-2019

Publisher

Yellow Kite

ISBN

9781473696679

"Humans are hardwired to be blissful. Happiness is our true nature. It is when we are irritable or miserable, that we feel off balance."

About this book

Humans are hardwired to be blissful. Happiness is our true nature. It is when we are irritable or miserable, that we feel off balance. Being less controlled and tormented by our thoughts and having freedom from the tempestuous relationship with our own mind aids our happiness. In this guide to happiness, Gelong Thubten, a Buddhist monk of 27 years, tells us that meditation is not an escape from your thoughts but it is a way to observe all the emotions and thoughts. The right way will lead you to the path of inner peace. Meditation is a natural process of being with the breath, realizing that you wander in thoughts and returning to your breath. Routine and short meditations lower your stress and help you understand your behaviours. This will in turn bring compassion towards oneself and others.

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