In today's overstimulated world, many are realizing that happiness gained through material wealth and frivolous conquests is short-lived. To achieve long-term happiness, you must access your own bountiful resources--housed in your heart and mind. In Genuine Happiness, longtime Buddhist practitioner Alan Wallace shows you the path to bliss. Drawing on more than three decades of study under His Holiness the Dalai Lama and sixty other teachers, as well as 2,500 years of Buddhist tradition, Alan Wallace guides you step by step through five simple yet powerful meditations to help you focus your mind and open your heart to true happiness. Featuring a foreword by the Dalai Lama, this book will help you discover that it is possible to experience genuine happiness every day. As you incorporate the meditations from Genuine Happiness into your life, you will discover that the joy you've sought has always been only a few meditative minutes away.
Genuine Happiness: Meditation as the Path to Fulfillment, Alan Wallace, Dreamscape Media, MP3 CD, 2 CDs, $19.99
B. Alan Wallace (author) began his studies of Tibetan Buddhism, language, and culture in 1970 at the University of Gottingen and then continued his studies over the next fourteen years in India, Switzerland, and the United States. The founder and president of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, he serves as the chairman of the Thanypura Mind Centre in Thailand, where he leads meditation retreats. He has edited, translated, authored, and contributed to more than forty books on Tibetan Buddhism, medicine, language, and culture.
Basil Sands (reader) has been participating in creative storytelling, or, as his father puts it, hamming it up, since before he can remember. After working as a Marine, a lumberjcack, a carpenter, a computer-shop owner, and an EMT, he went on to find his true passion in audiobook narration and writing. A member of the Alaska Writer's Guild, he currently resides with his wife and sons in Anchorage, Alaska.