Radically Happy (Hardcover)

A User's Guide to the Mind

By Phakchok Rinpoche, Erric Solomon, Julian Pang (Illustrator), Daniel Goleman (Foreword by), Tara Bennett-Goleman (Foreword by)

Shambhala, 9781611805277, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2018

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Description

East meets West in this fresh, modern take on a timeless challenge: how to find contentment and meaning in life.

In Radically Happy, a meditating Silicon Valley entrepreneur teams up with a young, insightful, and traditionally educated Tibetan Rinpoche. Together they present a path to radical happiness—a sense of well-being that you can access anytime but especially when life is challenging. Using mindfulness techniques and accessible meditations, personal stories and scientific studies, you’ll get to know your own mind and experience how a slight shift in your perspective can create a radical shift in your life.


About the Author

PHAKCHOK RINPOCHE is a new generation Tibetan Buddhist Master. Born in 1981, Rinpoche was recognized as the seventh Phakchok Rinpoche and incarnation of a great teacher and meditation master. Receiving ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rinpoche received a thorough education and training in Buddhist philosophy and meditation, studying with some of the most accomplished masters of modern times, his main teachers being his grandfather Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. Rinpoche completed his education at the Dzongsar Institute of Advanced Buddhist Studies in Bir, India, where he received the Khenpo title. Rinpoche travels the world, teaching in Buddhist centers, universities, and monasteries from Asia to the US, from South America to Europe.

ERRIC SOLOMON worked as a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur before becoming a meditation teacher. His experience as a participant in the Logo Group at M.I.T.'s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory inspired a lifelong passion to understand the mind and led him to the study of Buddhism. He has been an invited speaker leading seminars and retreats in corporate settings as well as in prisons, temples, and Buddhist centers across the US and Europe.


Praise For Radically Happy: A User's Guide to the Mind

"Is it possible to achieve real, radical and sustained happiness? Can it be as simple as our being more focused and aware in the present moment and by thinking of the welfare of others and our interconnectedness? Authors Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon answer an enthusiastic yes with their well written, concise, and practical threefold path to getting there.”—Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Love

Radically Happy brings the new and the old together in a beautiful way. Phakchok Rinpoche marries his deep understanding of ancient wisdom with Erric Solomon’s experience in the technology-driven modern world. The combination helps us understand how meditation, kindness, and wisdom can make a real difference, moment to moment in daily life.”—Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

“This extraordinary book carries the reader quickly into a direct experience of deep wisdom and inner peace, with lots of gentle humor and nurturing support along the way. It offers a rare integration of ancient Tibetan wisdom, modern psychological tools, and hard-won lessons from the business world. Plus it is physically beautiful and visually nourishing. A wonderful book!”—Rick Hanson, Ph.D, author of Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness

"A young, classically trained Tibetan Buddhist master and a veteran Silicon Valley engineer-entrepreneur makes for a great combination.  Together, their personal stories bring their teachings on radical happiness to life.” —Chade-Meng Tan, bestselling author of Search Inside Yourself 

“Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon believe meditation should not lead to guilt, but to happiness; their Radically Happy: A User’s Guide to the Mind, guides readers to a joyful meditation practice. Tech entrepreneur Solomon and Tibetan Buddhist master Rinpoche synthesize scientific research with personal stories and step-by-step exercises.”—Publishers Weekly

"Radically Happy is perfectly adapted to the modern mindset, which is constantly overwhelmed by the frantic pace of our world. In these times, we have lost the root of happiness. Rinpoche and Solomon guide us to discover the authentic basis of happiness, and it’s compassionate, loving expression. Radically Happy is an essential guide to getting the most out of your heart and mind, which will help make our world a better place."—Tsoknyi Rinpoche, author of Open Heart, Open Mind