Monk's Guide to Happiness: Meditation in the 21st Century
In our never-ending search for happiness we may find ourselves looking to external things for fulfillment, thinking that happiness can be unlocked by buying a bigger house, getting that next promotion, or building a perfect family. Gelong Thubten, a Buddhist monk and meditation expert who has worked with celebrities and moguls, upends this unfulfilling view of happiness and explains why and how we can find peace by looking within and connecting to our true essence. Meditation, he writes, is more than just a stress-reduction tool or a relaxation therapy: it is the key to finding long-lasting happiness. Instead of suggesting a daily meditation session, readers will learn to incorporate meditation in small moments throughout the day. These micro moments of peace allow us to remain mindful and collected, shifting our focus inwards.