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 · 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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The Zen Way to True Contentment discusses how one can be truly happy in the present moment through the lens of Zen Buddhism. Mar 09, David Albee rated it it was ok.

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The topics Bayda does cover that are in other books, he covers in a slightly different way, which can help a reader understand the topics in greater depth. The Thinking Mind, Caught in Emotions, and Conditioned Behaviors, were topics I have read previously, but it was useful to hear them discussed here again.

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Books of the Week. Views Read Edit View history. Instead of telling us what we need to do to be happy, Bayda, like any good Zen teacher, points our attention to what is happening right here and now. New York Rights Fair. It won’t do much for beginners, however, because it’s simply too interior. He is the author of five books, including his most eza, Beyond Happiness Shambhala, Awareness is often the first step in our healing process.

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The other issue I took with this book is how dry and ezraa the writing was.

Beginners to practice who begin with this book will head off some of spirituality’s greatest pitfalls and save themselves years if not decades of misguided efforts.

I actively make the effort to read each book that speaks on meditation and happiness, with fzra blank canvas.

His writings have influenced several well-known teachers, including John Welwood [12] and Pema Chodron [13]and his essays have appeared in three volumes of “Best Buddhist Writing”—,and His working thesis is that contentment, an inner sense of peace and surrender, is the true aim.

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

Still left with few parts to finish yet, but this is serious ezzra for serious seekers Beyond Happiness: Bayda discusses how the pursuit of some thinga promotion, a house, a partner, etc. He breaks down find peace and happiness in very simple terms and easily leads you to be a better understanding of the Buddhist way.


Thank you for visiting Publishers Weekly. Good instructions of mediation practice. Jun 07, Brandon rated it really liked it Shelves: Bayda addresses the idea that humans are not entitled to happiness, or much else, but it’s this sense of entitlement that leads to unhappiness.

I was left with understanding the importance of asking the third question, can I surrender to what isbut not entirely understanding the point of the first question or how to determine and answer to the second question. Can I surrender to this present condition? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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In his view, this entitlement prevents true contentment. My perspective is definitely wider after this book.

I have to return to this book some time later so I can absorb more from it. It has some very practical exercises that will not only be the impetus for change in your perspective, but also a life changer.

Here, it’s about how we misconstrue happiness and bayca block it from our lives.