Titel: Genuine Happiness: Meditation as the Path to Fulfillment
Autor/en: B. Alan Wallace
1. März 2005 - gebunden - 246 Seiten
Discover your personal path to bliss "This book will give anyone interested in the spectrum of core meditative practices stemming from the Buddhist tradition but in essence universal the deepest of perspectives on what is possible for us as human beings as well as excellent guidance in the essential, time-tested attitudes and practices for actualizing our innate capacity for wisdom, compassion, and well-being, right here and right now." - Jon Kabat-Zinn , author of Coming to Our Senses and Full Catastrophe Living "In Genuine Happiness , Alan Wallace displays his rare talent in boiling down the complex to the clear and in guiding readers through a practical path to contentment. A gift for all moods and seasons." - Daniel Goleman , author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ "This lucid and rich book offers brillant, wise, and accessible teachings on the essentials of four core meditation techniques that lead one to genuine joy and happiness. Alan Wallace s years of practice and teaching shine through every page, as with ease and great humanity, he brings to the reader the possibility of liberation." - Joan Halifax Roshi , abbot of Upaya Zen Center " Genuine Happiness is a treasure chest of wisdom: clear, inspiring teaching jewels. It is an excellent support for any student of meditation." - Sharon Salzberg , author of Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience In today s overstimulated world, many are realizing that happiness gained through material wealth and frivolous conquests is short-lived. To achieve long-term happiness, you must access your own bountiful resources-housed in your heart and mind. In Genuine Happiness , longtime Buddhist practitioner Alan Wallace shows you the path to bliss. Drawing on more than three decades of study under His Holiness the Dalai Lama and sixty other teachers, as well as 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition, Alan Wallace guides you step by step through five simple yet powerful meditations to help you focus your mind and open your heart to true happiness. Featuring a Foreword by the Dalai Lama, this book will help you discover that it is possible to experience genuine happiness every day. As you incorporate the meditations from Genuine Happiness into your life, you will discover that the joy you ve sought has always been only a few meditative minutes away.
FOREWORD BY HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. Introduction. PART ONE: Refining the Attention. 1. Mindfulness of Breathing. 2. Settling the Mind in Its Natural State. 3. The Awareness of Being Aware. PART TWO: Insight through Mindfulness. 4. Mindfulness of the Body. 5. Mindfulness of the Feelings. 6. Mindfulness of the Mind. 7. Mindfulness of Phenomena. PART THREE: Cultivating a Good Heart. 8. Loving-Kindness. 9. Compassion. 10. Empathetic Joy and Equanimity. PART FOUR: Exploring the Nature of Consciousness. 11. Bodhichitta: The Spirit of Awakening. 12. Daytime Dream Yoga. 13. Nighttime Dream Yoga. 14. The Great Perfection. APPENDIX: THE SANTA BARBARA INSTITUTE FOR CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES. NOTES. RECOMMENDED READING. BIBLIOGRAPHY. INDEX.
B. ALAN WALLACE, P h.D., a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation throughout Europe and North and South America since 1976. He devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk and was ordained by the Dalai Lama. Wallace also earned an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science at Amherst College and a doctorate in religious studies at Stanford. He lives in Santa Barbara, where he founded the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies.
"[ Genuine Happiness ]...is a practical guide." ( Publishers Weekly , February 14, 2005)