Beyond Happiness

The Zen Way to True Contentment

By Ezra Bayda
(Shambhala Publications, Paperback, 9781590309216, 164pp.)

Publication Date: September 13, 2011

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Many books have been published in recent years on happiness. Ezra Bayda, a remarkably down-to-earth Zen teacher, believes that the happiness "boom" has been largely a bust for readers. Why? Because it's precisely the pursuit of happiness that keeps us trapped in cycles of dissatisfaction and suffering.
In "Beyond Happiness," Bayda draws on Zen teachings to question our conventional notions about what happiness is and where we can find it. Most of us seek happiness in things that are external to us. We imagine that getting more money, a better relationship, or going on a nice vacation will finally make us happy. But Bayda shows us that the deepest and most lasting form of happiness does not rely on external circumstance at all. Bayda offers Zen insights and practices that point readers toward the true sources of lasting happiness: mindfulness, compassion, gratitude, and generosity.

About the Author
Erza Bayda est un maitre Zen affilie a l'ecole Ordinary Mind Zen. Il pratique la meditation depuis plus de trente ans. Il vit, ecrit et enseigne au San Diego Zen Center, en Californie.
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