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Choosing Happiness Here and Now with Dharma Teacher Joseph Emet

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Today's special guest, Joseph Emet, is a beloved Dharma teacher and the author of Finding the Blue Sky: A Mindful Approach to Choosing Happiness Here and Now.

In this insightful title, Emet shows readers how to use multiple mindfulness techniques to foster happiness even when life is far from perfect. These practices will help readers to:

  •  Retell their personal narrative
  •  Incorporate moments of pleasure into each day
  •  Identify and omit the destructive habits that we assume will bring us happiness  
  • Understand how emotional states impact the way we experience the world
  • Determine real needs from wants, and learn how to express them
  • Counteract the daily indoctrination of the media
  • Practice mindful laziness
  • Experience agelessness by being in the moment

Joseph Emet trained with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village in France and was made a Dharma teacher in Thich Nhat Hanh's tradition. He has a doctorate in music from Boston University and is the author of Buddha's Book of Sleep(winner of the 2013 COVR Award for Book of the Year), Buddha's Book of Stress Reduction, and Buddha's Book of Meditation. The founder of the Mindfulness Meditation Centre in Montreal, Emet lives in Pointe-Claire, Canada.