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 ยท 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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Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationship: Most of my experience with this idea of being happy in the present moment has either been through Shambala Buddhism Pema Chodronetc. Ezra Bayda is an American figure in Zen.

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Beyond Happiness: The Zen Way to True Contentment by Ezra Bayda

Jan 14, Ken rated it really liked it. For more information, go to www. Due note, that it will not be permanently available for free, so check it out soon!

If you truly aspire to connect spiritual practice to your actual life, this book makes the case ezea immense heart.

Jan 22, Staffan rated it really liked it. Bayda discusses how the pursuit of some thinga promotion, a house, a partner, etc. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Trivia About Beyond Happiness The recommendations are logical baydz rather easy to enact. 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.


Dec 23, Ms. It’s quiet and right on. I really enjoyed reading this book and enjoyed the examples of meditations that can enhance our peace of mind. If you have questions or need assistance setting up your account please email pw pubservice.

If not, what blocks it? To ask other readers questions about Beyond Happinessplease sign up. The practice of forgiveness seems to be a vital piece of finding contentment, yet it is overlooked in many other discussions of finding happiness. The pursuit of “happiness,” as popularly conceived, is a desultory and dissatisfying ezzra. Return to Book Page.

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Am I happy now? Provide feedback about this page. Published December 14th by Shambhala first published Nov 27, Kendrick Smith rated it it was amazing Shelves: However, it is when we learn or re-member to breathe deep, live in the ezea moment, just be, surrender to what is, and face the discomforting situations in our lives that change begins to take place.

What if the point of life is not to be happy? I’ve been on the ‘happiness’ bandwagon over the last couple years and Bayda really digs into what blocks our happiness and how bqyda remove those blocks. Just in case your curiosity isn’t sufficiently sparked yet I’ll leave you with this incomplete quote from the book: Only 7 left in stock more on the way. Its practical i liked the example and i listened to the book via audibleit was more to appreciate the happiness and contentment that i have in this life.


In “Beyond Happiness”, Bayda asks us to question all the assumptions we make about happiness. The Places that Scare You: Thank you for visiting Publishers Weekly. New York Rights Fair. He graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in philosophy, and began practicing Zen meditation inreceiving permission to teach in Instead of telling us what we need to do to be happy, Bayda, like any good Zen teacher, points our attention What if the point of life is not to be happy?

I highly recommend it. Novice author and veteran meditator Bayda writes with exceptional clarity and simplicity about the awakened life. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

You forgot your password and you need to retrieve it. Had some good points, useful things to think about.

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Parts of this site are only available to paying PW subscribers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Zen Way to True Contentment is a powerful book that shows how our definition of happiness is often misconstrued and illusory.