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Many books have been published in recent years on happiness. Ezra Bayda, a remarkably down-to-earth Zen teacher, believes that the happiness "boom" has been largely a bust for listeners. Why? Because it's precisely the pursuit of happiness that keeps us trapped in cycles of dissatisfaction and suffering. In Beyond Happiness, Bayda draws on Zen teachings to question our conventional notions about what happiness is and where we can find it. Most of us seek happiness in things that are external to us. We imagine that getting more money, a better relationship, or going on a nice vacation will finally make us happy. But Bayda shows us that the deepest and most lasting form of happiness does not rely on external circumstance at all. Bayda offers Zen insights and practices that point listeners toward the true sources of lasting happiness: mindfulness, compassion, gratitude, and generosity.

©2010 Erza Bayda (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Wake up

Where was this wisdom in my elementary education? Thank you for allowing me to find this...

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audible provides a very detail account of whats ha

Audible provides a very detail sccount of whats happiness and how to obtain it. I wish it would have mention how to deal with people trying to take abvantage of you.

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A practical approach to happiness

An easy to follow approach to genuine happiness rooted in the true nature of humanity.

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