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How Karma Works: Learning to Design Your Ideal Life by Lama Sumati Marut

Recorded at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver - March 31, 2010.
A brilliant and succinct lecture on karma and it's effects, bringing together sanskrit texts and life experience to define a real-world method of changing our lives here and now. INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PURIFY OUR KARMA AT 1:15:00!


124:53 minutes (42.88 MB)

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Cultivating Peace, Joy, and Happiness by Thich Nhat Hanh

November 19, 2009 dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from New Hamlet in Plum Village.

In this talk Thay demonstrates the importance of gathas, short verses for practice, in the cultivating of peace, joy, and happiness.

Water flows from high in the mountains.
Water runs deep in the Earth
Miraculously, water comes to us,  and sustains all life.


64:21 minutes (29.46 MB)

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Shinzen Young on teaching and the four quadrants of happiness

In the final part of this series Shinzen talks about fostering extraordinary happiness in others, which he calls teaching. Shinzen then talks about teaching from the subtle, explanatory, and explicit levels. Within the explicit level he distinguishes between the para-professional, the full-time professional, and within the professional category those teachers who can deal with the issue of sudden enlightenment experiences, and enlightenment experiences with a mixture of pathology - or DPDR. Within this "master" class there is a Buddha. Shinzen shares the traditional formulation of a Buddha, and how the next "Buddha" might be a team of people. He then does a review of his four quadrants of happiness.

Submitted by humble on August 18, 2009 - 8:41am

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The Economics of Happiness by Helena Norberg-Hodge

Helena Norberg-Hodge speaks on the effects of economic globalization. Helena Norberg-Hodge is a leading analyst of the impact of the global economy on cultures and agriculture worldwide and a pioneer of the localisation movement. She is the founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC). Based in the US and UK, with subsidiaries in Sweden, Germany, Australia, and Ladakh, ISEC’s mission is to examine the root causes of our social and environmental crises, while promoting more sustainable and equitable patterns of living in both North and South.


62:25 minutes (28.58 MB)

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The Importance Of Happiness by Mattieu Ricard


4:00 minutes (5.49 MB)

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Real Happiness Has Depth by Mattieu Ricard


3:31 minutes (4.84 MB)

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