Genuine Happiness: Meditation as the Path to Fulfillment

Genuine Happiness: Meditation as the Path to Fulfillment

In our quest for happiness, we don't need to look far. True happiness is not found in conquering nature or in acquiring fame and fortune—it is found within us as we realize the potential of our heart and mind. In Genuine Happiness, B. Alan Wallace, a longtime Buddhist scholar and practitioner, helps you embrace inner joy through the unique power of meditation. Based on his thirty-five years of study and practice under sixty teachers from East and West, Alan Wallace describes a range of Tibetan meditation techniques from the simplest mindfulness of breath to the heightened methods of Dzogchen.
Encompassing the most promising principles of Buddhist teachings, Genuine Happiness outlines the five essential Tibetan meditations that will help you achieve greater happiness:
– Meditative Quiescence: mindfulness of breathing, bringing the mind into its natural state and cultivating the awareness of simply being aware.
– The Four Applications of Mindfulness: The Fundamental Teachings on Cultivating Contemplative Insight.
– The four immeasurable qualities: compassion, loving kindness, empathic joy and equanimity. The heart's path to genuine happiness.

With a foreword by the Dalai Lama, Genuine Happiness will help you to collect and focus your mind, taking it away from the dullness and compulsive hustle of everyday life. Through these Buddhist techniques and meditations, you will discover how to train your mind and immerse yourself in deeper and deeper states of consciousness. Each chapter begins with guided meditation, introductory material, and thoughts for further contemplation.
Through Alan Wallace's practice, understanding, and guidance, you will learn to follow the path of genuine happiness to its source — making the most of your inner natural resources.

 

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