Over the past few decades, scientists have grown increasingly interested in happiness: What makes us happy or unhappy? How can we increase our happiness?
Buddhists have been studying the phenomenon of happiness for millennia.
Today, there’s considerable intersection between Buddhism and science. Recent research indicates that Buddhism has an incredible amount to teach us about living more mindful, peaceful and happy lives.
By unwrapping iconic Buddhist teachings, this eBook focuses on specific actions you can take to improve all aspects of your daily life.
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The western world is starting to wake up to what Buddhists have always known: that mindfulness and living in the moment are key components to living your best, happiest, most fulfilled life.
However, you don’t have to travel to a remote cave or mountain or desert to find a sense of calm. All of these things are already in your mind. (It is called mindfulness, after all).
You can learn how to meditate, how to foster healthier relationships, how to heal from pain and trauma, how to unburden yourself from intrusive negative thoughts right here, right now, where you already are.
How to Use Buddhist Teachings for a Mindful, Peaceful and Happy Life will introduce you to several Eastern religious and philosophical traditions—primarily Buddhism, but also Taoism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Hinduism—drawing on their insights to make practical suggestions for your everyday life.
In this eBook we explain:
We draw on Buddhist teachings through the book, particularly as they relate to mindfulness and meditation. Jain and Sikh ideas make an entrance when we talk about cultivating relationships. Jainism appears alongside Hinduism on minimizing harm in the world.
How to Use Buddhist Teachings for a Mindful, Peaceful and Happy Life is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to improve their life, using the timeless wisdom of Buddhism and other Eastern philosophires to inspire them along the way.
Learn how to be mindful, techniques to start meditating today, and how to approach relationships, minimizing hard and letting go in your every day life. Within these pages is all the information you need to live your happiest and most fulfilled life.
How and why to be mindful: Tools to bring a mindful attitude to eating breakfast, walking the dog, or sitting on the floor to stretch.
How to meditate: We demystify meditation (it's not nearly as complicated as it sounds), and outline 4 simple techniques to get started today.
How to approach relationships: Techniques and strategies for interacting with friends and enemies alike.
How to minimize harm: We introduce the idea of ahimsa (non-harming) and how to apply it to your actions.
How to let things go: Excessive attachment all too often leads to suffering. Learn to find peace in letting go.
Future reading: A comprehensive list of excellent books, articles, and other resources to guide your future reading.
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No fluff. At 71 pages, this eBook is comprehensive, but also extremely accessible.
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