Happiness can be achieved through training the mind...Generally speaking, one begins by identifying those factors which lead to happiness and those factors which lead to suffering. Having done this, one then sets about gradually eliminating those factors which lead to suffering and cultivating those which lead to happiness.
The Search for the Balanced Life poses the questions, What is a balanced life? And is it really possible to live it today? Starring the cast of The Secret (over five million copies sold) and the Dalai Lama, we see all points of view and how they relate to us.
The Tibet Center and Gere Foundation present one of the world's great spiritual leaders and author of The New York Times best sellers An Open Heart and The Art of Happiness. In Mindful Enlightenment, The Dalai Lama explains how we can obtain tranquility abiding - the single cultivation of the mind.
The Dalai Lama explores the three levels of understanding. Understanding derived through listening or study, understanding derived through reception and thinking, and understanding derived through meditation and practice. Through meditation, we can generate genuine compassion and by clearing away attachment and aversion, we can better practice compassion in our daily life.