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The Dalai Lama: Happiness from Within

In this essay, I discuss what enduring happiness means according to the Buddhist perspective and the ways in which the Dalai Lama embodies this enduring happiness.

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Lasting Happiness

It’s surprisingly easy to achieve lasting happiness — we just have to understand our own basic nature. The hard part, says Mingyur Rinpoche, is getting over our bad habit of seeking happiness in transient experiences.

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Ask the Teachers: Is Happiness Really the Central Goal of Buddhist Practice?

Question: Buddhist teachers, including the Dalai Lama, often speak of happiness as a goal (if not the goal) of Buddhist practice. I don’t begrudge anyone happiness, but making it so central to spiritual life feels self-serving. Am I misunderstanding what’s meant by “happiness”?

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Life as Moments of Mercy: An Interview with Stephen Levine

Much of the work that Ondrea and I do is the work of encouraging the mind to sink into the heart. We explore grief—not just the grief of the loss of a loved one, but the loss of safety, confidence, and trust which accompanies grief.

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Dan Harris Is 10% Happier

Network anchor Dan Harris keeps his Buddhism real. His bestselling book and popular app offer down-to-earth wisdom and achievable goals. As Harris tells Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, he wants to help bring meditation from the fringes to the mainstream.

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Peeling Away the Promise of Desire

We may call it different names—peace, or awakening, or enlightenment, even love—but what most of us are looking for is happiness: deep, abiding fulfillment and completion. The problem is that we’re looking for it in the wrong place.

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When Goodwill Is Better Than Love: The Meaning of “Metta.”

You’ve likely heard of the concept of practicing lovingkindness, a common translation of the word metta. But what if metta and lovingkindness are not quite the same? How could that affect you?

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Your Deepest Fulfillment Is Connected with the Well-Being of Others

Bodhisattva is radical because it states that the deep fulfillment of happiness comes from serving the welfare of others as well as ourself. Our highest happiness is connected with the well-being of others.

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