Consumerism and happiness

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

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  • 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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