What will we do instead of buy­ing more stuff and hook­ing up to more elec­tronic gad­getry? The only way is to learn the ancient art of happiness.

The Buddha repeatedly said that the only reason he taught was to alle­vi­ate suf­fer­ing, and he in fact enu­mer­ated three levels of happiness. This teach­ing is no longer simply an issue of per­sonal growth – it has become vital to the future of our planet.

Talk given by Ratnaguna at Manchester Buddhist Centre on 26th February 2011 in a series of free public talks, Buddhism and the Big Questions.

Twenty minutes of questions and answers at the end of the audio but not on the video.

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