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Happiness within ourselves

Happiness within ourselves

A talk given at the SEGi College in Kuala Lumpur. Hosted by the SEGi Buddhist Society.

  • Searching for happiness in external things, people and situations
  • The mind is the principle cause for happiness and misery
  • Examples of how changing perspective changes experience
  • Transforming the mind to look at things in a more realistic way leads to real happiness
  • No situation is hopeless, times of crisis can be an opportunity for growth

Happiness within ourselves (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.