This retreat, led by Zen teacher and author Ezra Bayda, will explore how the difficulties we face in relationships block our experience of love and connectedness. Ezra Bayda, San Diego, CA. likes · 2 talking about this. Please Note: This page is a student tribute to Ezra Bayda. He does not post, but please. Beyond Happiness has ratings and 36 reviews. Larry said: Ezra Bayda is the most down to earth Buddhist teacher for most of us. He always has Zen in h.

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The Best Books of Aug 04, Margaret rated it it was amazing. Beginners to practice who begin with this book baydz head off some of spirituality’s greatest pitfalls and save themselves years if not decades of misguided efforts.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. If the purpose of life IS, as he says, to awaken to who we really are then reflections and exercises in Beyond Happiness are a godsend. I like Ezra Bayda’s writing because he brings the practice of Zen right into the area’s of your life where you need the most help. Customer Service If you have questions: Mar 12, Anne rated bajda liked it.

This was one of my early morning with coffee reads. This is a baydda also discussed in bbayda psychology books on happiness as well as non-Buddhist meditation books The Science of Mindfulness Meditationso it is no longer unique to Buddhism or broader Eastern philosophy, but it does go against the “norm” of American culture, which encourages one to pursue things as a means to happiness. Healing the Wound of the Heart. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

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He received dharma transmission at the Zen Center San Diego in Thanks for telling us about the problem. Available for download now. There are 3 possible reasons you were unable to login and get access our premium online pages. Simply close and relaunch your preferred browser to log-in. For me, it is much more about residing in that present moment in all its turmoil and just letting everything be. Bayda discusses how using meditation, or other things, as a path to happiness will not lead to happiness.

This book was well written and I think Bayda had some great points and examples. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If we read several books on happiness, especially from a “zen” perspective then we would find ourselves saying, “Yes, we get it. Unfortunately, the narrator for my audio book was too calm I listened to an audio book of this through one of Amazon Prime’s audio channels.

Bayda gives us a mindful practice that we can use. If not, what blocks it? Jan 22, Staffan rated it really liked it. This is an easy read, too, though the writing style was a bit repetitive and dry. He challenges us to come into the present moment and ask “what is blocking happiness in this moment”, to relax our resistance, and fully enter into our lives, whether we are stuck in traffic, dealing with a screaming infant, or sitting with aching shoulders during a meditation period.

He uses examples from life experience well, lays out a plan that one can actually put into practice, not in a monestary but right at home in your life. The concept makes sense, but I had not much thought about it. I do not recommend this book to people who are looking for an in-depth discussion of the path to happiness nor to those who have already read a lot of books on this subject, except the chapter on forgiveness and the three questions, which I do recommend to everyone interested in this topic.


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Published December 14th by Shambhala first published Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Happiness is available to all of us—right here, right now. If you read one book on Zen, perhaps because you are curious as to how it can help you, read this one. You might like it better than I did. If you’ve read such things before, there will likely be nothing new for you; however, it was phrased and discussed in a slightly different terms, which provided another way for me to understand and incorporate this concept into the way I perceive the world.

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I would pick this book up again whenever I needed a little reminder or inspiration. Simple, straightforward, and helpful.

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I really enjoyed reading this book and enjoyed the examples of meditations that can enhance our peace of mind. Somewhat actionable, but the content seems ezrra amateur, so not sure how much stock to take in his words. It’s quiet and right on.