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Publisher's Summary

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Mud D. Farmer on 02-20-17

Wake up

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

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5 out of 5 stars
By d on 04-19-18

Great Read

This book offers simple practical tools that are easy to apply and understand to achieve happiness.

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