Radically Happy

Radically Loving – Transcending Anxiety and Stress

Sep 29, 2020

Helen attended a three-day webinar retreat, Radically Loving – Transcending Anxiety and Stress, with Erric Solomon. I have just received the book, Radically Happy: A User’s Guide to the Mind (by Phakchok...

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Radically Loving Through Spaciousness and Letting Go

Aug 10, 2020

By Erric Solomon We usually look for love “out there”; we want to be loved. Perhaps we find a perfect lover or a new BFF, and for a time we feel like...

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Radically Loving: Transcending Anxiety and Stress

Jul 30, 2020

This 3-day (Aug 14th-16th, 2020) online practice retreat led by Erric Solomon will be a mix of teaching and experiential exercises based on Radically Happy: A User’s Guide to the Mind, which...

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Anxiety and Meditation on Campus—Then and Now

Mar 31, 2020

Anxiety is widely reported to be the number one psychological challenge among students today, and in a recent survey, 97% of students reported technological distractions are a problem both inside and beyond the classroom. Any faculty member can confirm...

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Radically Happy in Vienna and Everywhere

Jan 16, 2020

Last year in September 2018, at Gomde Germany-Austria located in the beautiful Austrian Alps, I met Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon for the first time. They introduced the newly-released book “Radically Happy.”...

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Four Radically Happy Ways to Not Just Survive, but Thrive During the Holiday Family Gatherings

Dec 19, 2019

By Erric Solomon The holidays are supposed to be a time of joyous celebration with extended family and friends. Yet many people dread the family gathering, especially these days where the political...

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Radically Happy: Getting to Know your Mind Retreat

Aug 23, 2019

Can we really find contentment and meaning in this hectic, always on, wired world? Yes! By understanding our mind and our heart, we can make a slight change in our perspective which creates a radical shift in our life. Discover...

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Five Ways to Radically Increase Your Joy

May 28, 2019

By Erric Solomon Buddhists often wonder if happiness is too trivial a thing to worry about. While it is true that the ultimate realization of Buddhist practice is far more profound, when...

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The Dignity of Present-Moment Awareness

Mar 13, 2019

By Erric Solomon In 1952, Norman Vincent Peale’s prototypical self-help book, The Power of Positive Thinking, was unleashed upon the American public. This massively popular tome, although not secular in its orientation,...

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Suggested Reading

Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, trans. and ed. by Gyurme Dorje and Matthew Kapstein (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1991), vol. 1, pages 468–474.

Ngawang Zangpo, Guru Rinpoche: His Life and Times, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2002.

Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, trans. Richard Barron (Junction City: Padma Publishing, 2005), pages 41–48.

Padmasambhava, Legend of the Great Stupa, Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1973

Padmasambhava & Jamgön Kongtrul, The Light of Wisdom, trans. by Erik Pema Kunsang (Boudhanath: Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1986-1999), pages 43-47 & Appendix 5.

Taranatha, The Life of Padmasambhava, Shang Shung Edizioni, 2005

Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, Shambhala, 1996.

Yeshe Tsogyal, Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava, translated by Kenneth Douglas and Gwendolyn Bays (Emeryville: Dharma Publishing, 1978, republished 2008).

Yeshe Tsogyal, Lotus Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2004.

‘The Life of Guru Padmasambhava’ in A Great Treasure of Blessings, The Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2004.