A Collection of Buddhist Happiness Talks 

The Habits of Happiness- Matthieu Ricard at TED.com Part 1/2 (10mins 29secs)

Buddhist monk, photographer and author Matthieu Ricard talks about happiness the conditions it requires, at what it really means. He shows some wonderful images of Tibet and the Himalayas as well. An inspiring speech and a good introduction into some of the core philosophies of Buddhism.

The Habits of Happiness- Matthieu Ricard at TED.com Part 2/2 (10 : 37)

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Perspectives on Happiness by Ajahn Brahm

Talk Your Way To Happiness (53:18)

Comment from post: “This talk revolves around the second and third factors of the Noble Eightfold Path, namely the Intentions of Renunciation, Goodwill and Harmlessness – as well as the practising of Right Speech. Always pragmatic and practical, the Dhamma taught by the Buddha 2500 years ago, correlates perfectly with contemporary concepts of psychology: deluded and and ego-intoxicated, humans project their own fears and weaknesses onto others, rather than face these within themselves. This creates endless conflict and suffering. Loving kindness, gentleness, humility and frugality are the Buddha’s antidote…”

Happiness Industry: Joy At Last! (64:27)

Post comment: “Ajahn Brahm leads us into the Rains Retreat with this scorcher of a talk. The Buddha’s teaching of acceptance and letting go of states leads to the kind of deep happiness that cannot be found by shopping in the ‘happiness industry’ of this world. As Ajahn Chah famously said: “Joy at last -to know there is no happiness in the world!”