Genuine Happiness: Meditation as the Path to Fulfillment

Genuine Happiness

Title: Genuine Happiness: Meditation as the Path to Fulfillment
Author: B. Alan Wallace
Publisher: Wiley
Language: English
Paperback:‎ 256 pages



Discover your personal path to bliss

“This book will give anyone interested in the spectrum of core meditative practices stemming from the Buddhist tradition but in essence universal the deepest of perspectives on what is possible for us as human beings as well as excellent guidance in the essential, time-tested attitudes and practices for actualizing our innate capacity for wisdom, compassion, and well-being, right here and right now.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Coming to Our Senses and Full Catastrophe Living

In today’s overstimulated world, many are realizing that happiness gained through material wealth and frivolous conquests is short-lived. To achieve long-term happiness, you must access your own bountiful resources—housed in your heart and mind. In Genuine Happiness, longtime Buddhist practitioner Alan Wallace shows you the path to bliss.

Drawing on more than three decades of study under His Holiness the Dalai Lama and sixty other teachers, as well as 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition, Alan Wallace guides you step by step through five simple yet powerful meditations to help you focus your mind and open your heart to true happiness. Featuring a Foreword by the Dalai Lama, this book will help you discover that it is possible to experience genuine happiness every day.

Contents:
Forward
Acknowledgments
Introduction.

PART ONE: Refining the Attention.
1.Mindfulness of Breathing.
2.Settling the Mind in Its Natural State.
3.The Awareness of Being Aware.

PART TWO: Insight through Mindfulness.
4.Mindfulness of the Body.
5.Mindfulness of the Feelings.
6.Mindfulness of the Mind.
7.Mindfulness of Phenomena.

PART THREE: Cultivating a Good Heart.
8.Loving-Kindness.
9.Compassion.
10.Empathetic Joy and Equanimity.

PART FOUR: Exploring the Nature of Consciousness.
11.Bodhichitta: The Spirit of Awakening.

As you incorporate the meditations from Genuine Happiness into your life, you will discover that the joy you’ve sought has always been only a few meditative minutes away.