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Suffering

As the Buddha famously said, life is suffering. Different religious and philosophical traditions have long debated about whether suffering is inevitable or necessary to the human experience and how to best reduce, avoid, or endure the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual distress encountered in day-to-day life. As such, there is a wealth of information available from both psychological and spiritual sources on how to handle the experience of suffering. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

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Gabby Bernstein on Becoming a Super Attractor: You Don’t Have to Work So Hard to Get What You Want

In her book “Super Attractor,” Gabby Bernstein offers an alternative to suffering and argues that you don’t have to work so hard to get what you want.

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Happiness & Loving Kindness—with Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard shares how loving-kindness can help us lead happier lives and create a better world. This was recorded at an Action for Happiness webinar event on 14 July 2020.

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Mark Nepo—Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” His work is widely accessible and used by many and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

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Hamza Yusuf: Tribulation and Ease

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