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The Alchemy of Happiness

by Kulaprabha

Here's Kulaprabha's thoughtful take on the positive emotions cultivated in the 'Brahma Vihara' meditations.

Talk given at the Western Buddhist Order convention, 2007

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1. Introduction; Ways of talking about happiness (7:03) 
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2. The Outcome of Practicing the Brahma Viharas (2:40) 
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3. Inherent completeness of the Brahma Viharas (3:18) 
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4. Pali definitions for sukha (7:02) 
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5. Positive emotion bridging integration and spiritual death (4:54) 
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6. The Brahma Viharas as antidote to fear, aversion, and craving (3:05) 
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7. Vedana as fulcrum point between mindfulness and positive emotion (4:25) 
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8. A new mandala for augmenting near enemies to the Brahma Viharas (10:09) 
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9. The responsibility that comes from happiness (8:45) 
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10. Bhante's poem "The Bodhisattva's Reply" (2:59) 
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11. Putting the Brahma Viharas in the service of spiritual death (6:01) 


Total running time: 1:00:21

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