Creating the causes for happiness

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Part of a series of talks based on the book Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness given at the Garrison Institute, New York. The weekend retreat was sponsored by the Shantideva Meditation Center.

  • Reflection on the actual causes of happiness
  • Our well-being depends on contributing to the welfare of others
  • Benefits of training our mind in generating virtuous motivation and thinking about long-term effects of our actions
  • Disadvantages of self-centered thought and ways of acting with an altruistic motivation
  • Everything that exists is a dependent arising of many causes and conditions
  • Taking responsibility for our future and using our freedom to create the causes for happiness
06 Who Do You Really Think You Are: Creating the Causes for Happiness 09-28-19

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