Consumerism and happiness

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A talk given at the Buddhist Library in Singapore on October 1, 2000.

The defects of consumerism

  • Questioning external things as happiness
  • Difficulties in measuring our lives through consumerism

Buddhism and consumerism 01 (download)

Examining our motivation

  • Reflecting in our daily activities
  • Motivations that lead to happiness and suffering
  • Consumerism and the environment

Buddhism and consumerism 02 (download)

Questions and answers: Part 1

  • Differences between self-grasping and self-esteem
  • Understanding self-worth

Buddhism and consumerism: Q&A Part 1 (download)

Questions and answers: Part 2

  • Buddhism and economic theory
  • Generosity and happiness

Buddhism and consumerism: Q&A Part 2 (download)

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