"The purpose of life is to be happy."
The Dalai Lama
The Buddha taught about states of happiness: those that are dependent on conditions and those that are not dependent on any conditions at all. Our personal practices invite us each to cultivate all of these: to open to all forms of abiding happiness that nourish and support wholesome living. We are asked to cultivate happiness within the unique truths of our own lives, our own histories and conditioning and our own current circumstances, strengths and human limitations.
This evening’s talk, the second in a series, will explore happiness as a birthright, available to all, deserved by all, regardless of personal characteristics, beliefs, life histories or current life circumstances.
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