Bhante Buddharakkhita was born and raised in Uganda. Meditating since 1993, he was ordained as a Theravada Buddhist monk in 2002. Now residing at Bhavana Society in WV, he teaches worldwide and in 2005 founded the Uganda Buddhist Centre.
Appreciative joy is a mental state that can be cultivated towards all beings.
A joyful and peaceful mind is an outcome of seeing, hearing or suspecting that others are being happy, cheerful and joyous.
Emotion Management Techniques (EMT) are various mindful and skillful ways of transforming difficult emotions into opportunities for awakening.
Through full understanding of the emotions and their true nature, we begin to open our heart and respond to the emotions with compassion and wisdom and thereby experience greater happiness and freedom.
The tranquility and concentration factors of enlightenment are the natural outcome of mindfulness and wise attention. With a concentrated mind, one can see things as they really are. This is the path of awakening.
Energy is a factor that is useful for preventing or overcoming unwholesome states of mind and for cultivating wholesome states of mind. A joyful mind is a natural outcome of this unfolding prcess that leads to freedom and enlightenment.