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In the Four Noble Truths, the Buddha focused primarily on suffering as a gateway to liberation. But he also taught that mindfulness of happiness can provide the same liberating insights as suffering.
How Preferences Prejudice Your Perceptions
What you perceive from among all the stimuli in your environment is biased by your preferences, and your preferences are conditioned by past experiences.
Opening to Love
Practicing loving-kindness and compassion allows you to be at peace in the midst of suffering.
Our Addiction to Preferences
As we start to see our preferences for what they truly are, just preferences, we begin to realize that we have many more choices in how we meet each moment of life than what our preferences dictate.
Practicing Nonviolence Toward Self
Find freedom from self-violence caused by fearful or wanting mind-states through the practice of mindfulness.
These three renunciation practices will bring you greater happiness and inner peace, without having to give up all your worldly possessions.
Realizing Your True Nature
The Buddha taught that your true nature is emptiness and when this true nature is realized, the divine states of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity emerge.
When you feel at odds with others, practicing this reconciliation meditation can help you accept their differences and find harmony within.
Releasing the Past through Investigation
When you respond to difficulty as if it is a moment of dharma, it frees you from suffering.
Self-Soothing during Difficult Times
Through the skillful application of mindfulness, we can learn to self-soothe whenever life knocks us off balance.