'Art of Happiness: A Buddhist Perspective'
Venerable Geshe Damdul Namgyal and his Art of Happiness
'Art Of Happiness: A Buddhist Perspective' talk by Venerable Geshe Damdul Namgyal, (Principal, Drepung Loseling Monastery, Mundgod, Karnataka) was delivered at the Theosophy Society Hall, New Marine Lines, Bombay on July 9, 2001. This one-hour long talk was followed by a question-answer session on various topics ranging from Tibetan Buddhism to Zen.
Learning the Art of Happiness
''Everyone wants to be happy and never wants to suffer. But why are people still suffering and unable to do away with their own sufferings themselves? sometimes, the more they try to get rid of them, the more they suffer. This is because they do not know the true cause of suffering and what is the true cause of happiness. If they knew, they would be successful. They would eliminate the cause of suffering and create the cause of happiness. One of the important obstacles to this success is one's own heart''. Geshe Damdul Namgyal reminded those who gathered to listen to him.
It was a rare opportunity to the people in Bombay
Venerable Geshe Damdul Namgyal is one prominent scholers in Tibetan Buddhism. He has a doctorate (Geshe Lharampa) in Buddhism and philosophy from the Drepung Monastic University. Author of many books on Buddhism, Geshe Damdul Namgyal is also the principal of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Mundgod, Karnataka and the Spiritual Director of LSLK Tibetan Buddhist Center, Knoxville, USA.