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.
"Is it possible to achieve real, radical and sustained happiness? Can it be as simple as our being more focused and aware in the present moment and by thinking of the welfare of others and our interconnectedness? Authors Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon answer an enthusiastic yes with their well written, concise, and practical threefold path to getting there."--Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Love
"Radically Happy brings the new and the old together in a beautiful way. Phakchok Rinpoche marries his deep understanding of ancient wisdom with Erric Solomon's experience in the technology-driven modern world. The combination helps us understand how meditation, kindness, and wisdom can make a real difference, moment to moment in daily life."--Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
"This extraordinary book carries the reader quickly into a direct experience of deep wisdom and inner peace, with lots of gentle humor and nurturing support along the way. It offers a rare integration of ancient Tibetan wisdom, modern psychological tools, and hard-won lessons from the business world. Plus it is physically beautiful and visually nourishing. A wonderful book!"--Rick Hanson, Ph.D, author of Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness
"A young, classically trained Tibetan Buddhist master and a veteran Silicon Valley engineer-entrepreneur makes for a great combination. Together, their personal stories bring their teachings on radical happiness to life." --Chade-Meng Tan, bestselling author of Search Inside Yourself
"Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon believe meditation should not lead to guilt, but to happiness; their Radically Happy: A User's Guide to the Mind, guides readers to a joyful meditation practice. Tech entrepreneur Solomon and Tibetan Buddhist master Rinpoche synthesize scientific research with personal stories and step-by-step exercises."--Publishers Weekly
"Radically Happy is perfectly adapted to the modern mindset, which is constantly overwhelmed by the frantic pace of our world. In these times, we have lost the root of happiness. Rinpoche and Solomon guide us to discover the authentic basis of happiness, and it's compassionate, loving expression. Radically Happy is an essential guide to getting the most out of your heart and mind, which will help make our world a better place."--Tsoknyi Rinpoche, author of Open Heart, Open Mind
"The authors take us through the different kinds and dimensions of happiness, and teach us that the key to happiness isn't specific circumstances but rather how we relate to our experiences."--Lion's Roar