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A Monk's Guide to Happiness: Meditation in the 21st century

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You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Práve naopak, naše myšlienky by sme nemali potláčať, ale naučiť sa ich vedome usmerniť, aby sme dosiahli želaný efekt. But as we evolve we give ourselves more opportunity and excuses to be distracted, anxious, threatened and angry with the various thoughts and actions that accompany such feelings. Ba dokonca nemusí byť ani tichý, niektoré cvičenia sú totiž zamerané na sústredné počúvanie a rozlišovanie zvukov okolia.

Don't go expecting unicorns and rainbows from this book, however what you will get is some great down to earth guidance from a man who can relate to the problems we face in our everyday lives because he was once there too. Compelling to read, yet full of profound wisdom, this wonderful book rationally describes how our mind functions and how we can cultivate the habit of happiness.Bringing together all of his knowledge and behaviour over the years as a monk, a speaker, a teacher and at the same time openly recognising his past choices and mistakes. Warning readers to tread with caution and take steps to engineer the right timing environment for meditation. Meditation is more than just a stress-reduction tool or a relaxation therapy, it is the key to finding long-lasting happiness. I think this book is it - straight forward, clear and without too much "woo woo" that can put some people off. Thubten manages to explain his points perfectly with a combination of nature, technology, psychology and science which surprised me for a monk.

Mi-a mai captat atenția faptul ca autorul dezbate anumite mituri despre meditație și își mărturisește propria experiența. A Monk's Guide to Happiness is an insightful and practical guide to meditation, mindfulness and the nature of true, lasting happiness.He works with major global companies such as Google, Accenture and LinkedIn, and has lectured at Oxford University and for the United Nations. Yes you could argue that this is a self help book but upon finishing it, it is simpler than that and much more informative.

Meditation exercises can help us develop this skill, but to fully tap into its power, we need to integrate it into our everyday lives.

The moment I picked up Gelong Thubten’s A Monk’s Guide To Happiness, with its calming blue cover embossed with golden clouds representing our many thoughts, I knew I was in for captivating and alleviating read. I reflect on the people I have lost and another year where I have to move on without them, I know it is not healthy to think of the past but I have lost some very important people in my life and I often wish they were here to see the joyous moments, the laughter and the celebrations of life. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. Mediating has thus been proved by millennia of practice in the East to have spectacular effects and more recently, due to interest from the West, there have been experiments that revealed how the brain behaves for those who meditate versus the others that do not and it is also clear that the argument The Monk makes – together with so many others before him, starting with ancient luminaries, from Buddha to Socrates – that we need to retreat for the agitation, anxiety, febrility of the modern life makes a lot of sense, especially given that the tendency to get distracted is huge with a smart phone in the hand.

Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin. Some very good advice and information, it just didn’t really work for me, I didn’t feel inspired to carry out the practice, but this is likely a personal thing. In this state of mindfulness, we’re neither pushing nor grabbing at anything in our field of awareness.

He has appeared on some of the leading health and wellness podcasts, including Deliciously Ella and Poppy Jamie's Happy not Perfect. Thubten, a Buddhist monk and meditation expert who has worked with everyone from school kids to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Benedict Cumberbatch, explains how meditation and mindfulness can create a direct path to happiness.

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