Discontent and contentment

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A talk given at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin on July 9, 2004.

  • The Buddhist view of emotional health
  • Acknowledging imperfections
  • How advertising fuels discontentment
  • How to retrain the mind to find contentment

Emotional Health 01: Discontent and contentment (download)

Questions and answers

  • The sources of our conditioned discontent
  • Reconditioning in daily life
  • How culture affects self-esteem
  • Our responsibility for “big issues”

Emotional Health 01: Discontent and contentment Q&A (download)

Part 2: Friendliness
Part 3: The creator of happiness and suffering

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