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Joy on demand : the art of discovering the happiness within / Chade-Meng Tan ; illustrations by Colin Goh.

Tan, Chade-Meng, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"In Joy on Demand, Chade-Meng Tan shows that you don't need to meditate for hours, days, months or years to achieve lasting joy--you can actually get consistent access to it in as little as fifteen seconds. Explaining joy and meditation as complementary things that naturally reinforce each other, Meng explains how these two skills form a virtuous cycle, and once put into motion, become a solid practice that can be sustained in daily life. For many years, meditation has been taught and practiced in cultures where almost all meditators practice full-time for years, resulting in training programs optimized for practitioners with lots of free time and not much else to do but develop profound mastery over the mind. Seeing a disconnect between the traditional practice and the modern world, Meng has developed a program through "wise laziness," to help readers meditate more efficiently and effectively. Meng shares the three pillars of joy (inner peace, insight, and happiness), why joy is the secret is to success, and demonstrates the practical tools anyone can use to cultivate it on demand"-- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 152.42 TAN 2016 (Text) 33892100395053 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/21/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062378859
  • ISBN: 0062378856
  • ISBN: 9780062482013
  • ISBN: 0062482017
  • Physical Description: vi, 262 pages : illustrations ; cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, [2016].

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-262).
Formatted Contents Note:
Joy becomes you -- Just one breath? Surely you jest -- From one breath to one googol -- What, me happy? -- Uplift the mind in seconds -- Happiness is full of crap -- The great mind is better than sex.
Summary, etc.:
"In Joy on Demand, Chade-Meng Tan shows that you don't need to meditate for hours, days, months or years to achieve lasting joy--you can actually get consistent access to it in as little as fifteen seconds. Explaining joy and meditation as complementary things that naturally reinforce each other, Meng explains how these two skills form a virtuous cycle, and once put into motion, become a solid practice that can be sustained in daily life. For many years, meditation has been taught and practiced in cultures where almost all meditators practice full-time for years, resulting in training programs optimized for practitioners with lots of free time and not much else to do but develop profound mastery over the mind. Seeing a disconnect between the traditional practice and the modern world, Meng has developed a program through "wise laziness," to help readers meditate more efficiently and effectively. Meng shares the three pillars of joy (inner peace, insight, and happiness), why joy is the secret is to success, and demonstrates the practical tools anyone can use to cultivate it on demand"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Meditation.
Mindfulness (Psychology)
Happiness.
Emotional intelligence.
SELF-HELP > Personal Growth > Happiness.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT > Meditation.
Emotional intelligence.
Happiness.
Meditation.
Mindfulness (Psychology)

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