The creator of happiness and suffering

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A talk given at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin on July 23, 2004.

The source of happiness and suffering

  • The mind as the source of our own happiness and suffering
  • How we can take responsibility for our experience
  • Creating happiness for ourselves and others

Emotional Health 03: Happiness and Suffering (download)

Questions and answers

  • Exploring the concept of multiple lifetimes
  • Taking responsibility for our experience is not narcissistic
  • Preventing harm without creating negative karma
  • Motivation in this life determines what happens after death
  • Restructuring relationships
  • Buddhist interpretation of clinical depression
  • Taking care of others creates our own happiness

Emotional Health 03: Happiness and Suffering Q&A (download)

Part 1: Discontent and contentment
Part 2: Friendliness

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