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True Happiness: Realizing Well-Being

Sep 20, 2019

Well being is the deep contentment that arises from a relaxed, wakeful presence. This talk explores the beliefs and habits that contract us away from presence, and several key ways we can nourish our natural capacity for happiness.

Happiness cannot be found through great effort and will-power, but it’s already here in relaxation and letting go. Don’t strain yourself. There’s nothing to do. Let the game happen on its own, springing up and falling back, without changing anything. Waiting to grasp the ungraspable, you exhaust yourself in vain. As soon as you relax this grasping, space is there, open, inviting and comfortable. Nothing to do. Nothing to force. Nothing to want. Everything happens by itself.
Lama Gendun Rinpoche

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May all beings everywhere discover the true happiness that is their innate potential.
May all beings rest in that well-being-ness.
And may, from that presence, may there be peace, love and freedom.
May all beings awaken.
May all beings everywhere be free.


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