Radically Happy: a users guide to the mind
East meets West in a fresh, modern take on a timeless challenge- how to find contentment and meaning in life. A longtime meditator and seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur meets a young, insightful, and traditionally educated Tibetan Rinpoche. Together they present a path to radical happiness through accessible meditation and mindfulness techniques. Following three parts, the authors guide readers through Basic Happiness, Interconnected Happiness, and finally Radical Happiness, with each section building on itself to form a complete program. Filled with personal stories, scientific studies, and step-by-step exercises, this is the perfect introduction to meditation and Buddhist thought. It's a thoughtful exploration of modern science and ancient wisdom—there's no dumbing things down—yet it doesn't take itself too seriously.
PHAKCHOK RINPOCHE is a new generation Tibetan Buddhist Master. Born in 1981, Rinpoche was recognized as the seventh Phakchok Rinpoche and incarnation of a great teacher and meditation master. Receiving ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rinpoche received a thorough education and training in Buddhist philosophy and meditation, studying with some of the most accomplished masters of modern times, his main teachers being his grandfather Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. Rinpoche completed his education at the Dzongsar Institute of Advanced Buddhist Studies in Bir, India, where he received the Khenpo title. Rinpoche travels the world, teaching in Buddhist centers, universities, and monasteries from Asia to the US, from South America to Europe.
ERRIC SOLOMON worked as a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur before becoming a meditation teacher. His experience as a participant in the Logo Group at M.I.T.'s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory inspired a lifelong passion to understand the mind and led him to the study of Buddhism. He has been an invited speaker leading seminars and retreats in corporate settings as well as in prisons, temples, and Buddhist centers across the US and Europe.