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This retreat, led by Zen teacher and author Ezra Bayda, will explore how the difficulties we face in relationships block our experience of love and connectedness. Ezra Bayda, San Diego, CA. likes ยท 2 talking about this. Please Note: This page is a student tribute to Ezra Bayda. He does not post, but please. Beyond Happiness has ratings and 36 reviews. Larry said: Ezra Bayda is the most down to earth Buddhist teacher for most of us. He always has Zen in h.

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Books by Ezra Bayda and Complete Book Reviews

Shopbop Designer Esra Brands. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Jan 22, Staffan rated it really liked it. If the purpose of life IS, as he says, to awaken to who we really are then reflections and exercises in Beyond Happiness are a godsend.

Bayda addresses the idea that humans are not entitled to happiness, or much else, but it’s this sense of entitlement that leads to unhappiness. Available for immediate download. New York Rights Fair.

Ezra Bayda, Teacher

Saying Yes to Life: Ezra Bayda was born in in Atlantic City, New jersey. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The answers to these nayda are not as easy to determine as they first appear and unfortunately, the examples Bayda gives are rather generic and without enough detail to be memorable or useful.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in philosophy, and began practicing Zen meditation inreceiving permission to teach in Am I truly happy right now? He received dharma transmission at the Zen Center San Diego in The practice of forgiveness seems to be a vital piece of finding contentment, yet it is overlooked in many other discussions of finding happiness.


Aug 04, John rated it it was amazing. Had some good points, useful things to think about. In part two, Bayda discusses the roots of happiness and again covers topics other books have covered as well; however, he also covers a topic I had not come across before, namely, the Three Questions practice, in which one asks oneself: Can I surrender to this Bayda counters the prevailing assumption that we are entitled to happiness. Most of our unhappiness, he explains, is the result of seeking satisfaction in things external to us: You might like it better than I did.

The pursuit of “happiness,” as popularly conceived, is a desultory and dissatisfying effort. Due note, that it will not be bada available for free, so check it out soon! High to Low Avg. Can I surrender to what is? His working thesis is that contentment, baydw inner sense of peace and surrender, is the true aim. In “Beyond Happiness”, Bayda asks us to question all the assumptions we make about happiness. The topics Bayda does cover that are in other books, he covers in a slightly different way, which can help a reader understand the topics in greater depth.

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If you truly aspire to connect spiritual practice to your actual life, this book makes the case with immense heart.

The discussion of forgiveness was novel and it was the first time I came across a meditation on forgiveness.

He uses examples from life experience well, lays out a plan that one can actually put into practice, Ezra Bayda is the most down to earth Buddhist teacher for most of us. Not a bad book with some insights on how entitlement and expectations set the stage for disappointment and unhappiness. Published December 14th by Shambhala first published Refresh and ezar again. Only 3 left in stock – order soon. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.


Ezra is no Thich Nhat Hanh, yet he does provide simple and clear antidotes in his message so that it leads to usefulness in everyday life and relationships and stays interesting. I’m going to need some time to digest some concepts, but I believe applying this little book will go a long way to addressing some huge obstacles to contentment and happiness in my own life.

Aging for Beginners Nov 20, A wzra pages at a time concentrating deeply in the message and content of material. Learn more at Author Central. I read it fairly slowly in order to derive the most benefit from it, and made some notes which I believe will continue to be helpful in the future.

In part three, Bayda discusses how to cultivate happiness and again, much of this has been covered in other books. Am I happy now? I have to return to this book some time later so I can absorb more from it.

Atlantic CityNew Jersey. The Thinking Mind, Caught in Emotions, and Conditioned Behaviors, were topics I have read previously, but it was useful to hear them discussed here again. This is an easy read, too, though the writing style was a bit repetitive and dry. This was a strong eza and one I recommend everyone read, especially if they have not come across forgiveness as a component to contentment.