Happiness and How it Happens

Finding Contentment Through Mindfulness

Happiness and How it Happens
Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781782405849
Series: Mindfulness
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"A delightful book - elegantly simple, insightful and inspiring." - Mark Williamson, director of Action for Happiness

"The perfect beginner's handbook... beautifully designed." - Emma Thompson, actress

"A good strong voice... examining the role of meditation in creating and maintaining greater happiness and wellbeing in Western folk." - Susan Clark, former associate editor of Resurgence & Ecologist

Happiness and How it Happens reveals how happiness—the state of being we all aspire to—is a natural state for us, and so is attainable for all. The Happy Buddha explores what happiness actually is and how we all can achieve it through the transformational practice of mindfulness meditation. Sharing personal and philosophical reflections, practical teachings, and enlightening insights into trust, compassion, radical self-acceptance, and the value of contentment, The Happy Buddha draws upon Buddhism, psychotherapy, and focusing (a method of listening to our intuitive wisdom) to reveal the true riches of wellbeing. 

The author

Suryacitta Malcolm Smith, aka the Happy Buddha began practising mindfulness meditation in 1989, and was ordained into the Western Buddhist Order in 1999. Subsequently, he spent five years living in a meditation retreat centre. He runs retreats and courses in the UK, Europe, and Sydney, Australia where he is also running the teacher training programme in the workplace and healthcare.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781782405849
Size: 5.118 in x 7.874 in / 130 mm x 200 mm

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