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November 23, 2013

The Dalai Lama’s Guide to Happiness—& Farting.

“English isn’t even his first language but he found such a great way to phrase what genuine happiness is for me. I never really feel happy. I feel deeply sound, content, satisfied, and at peace. “Happiness” is a neutral emotion.”

“This video looks at ‘Buddhism and Happiness’, as we ask are they a match made in heaven or something else? This eight minute epic reveals some incredible insights into human behaviour and values that impact our happiness, particularly in this materialistic Western life so many are living, or reaching for.

The Dalai Lama’s talk is from his ‘the quest for happiness’ public talk in Adelaide during his ‘Beyond Religion’ tour in Australia.

While we would have ideally used footage of Tibetan monks in this video, we were unable to and instead used footage from our recent trip to Burma, where we acknowledge there may be subtle differences in how Buddhism is practiced. We do not mean to offend anyone by this and if you would like to fly us to Tibet to re-film this we’ll happily take up the offer.”

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Nov 23, 2013 12:38pm

So much wisdom in just 8 minutes! I loved the beautiful video and would love to go to Tibet too if someone sends an extra ticket. I love all that he teaches. If only I could be a fraction of his 'wise'! I am grateful to have found this community of the elephant journal!

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