FREE Video Event Series
Wake Up Festival Pre-Festival Intensives
August 18–20, 2014
Malidoma Patrice Somé
We’re taught that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental right, yet it is also one of the great paradoxes of the human experience. So often we find that the more we focus on trying to be happy, the more aware of our discontent we become. Robert Thurman, a revered Tibetan Buddhist scholar and author of The Jewel Tree of Tibet, suggests that the seemingly counter-intuitive approach of turning our attention away from our happiness can allow us to become more happy. In this audio clip, he shares a key insight on one simple and powerful way we can pursue our own happiness without focusing directly on it.