Happiness: Rethinking from a Buddhist Perspective - Public Talk by Dr Ashoka Welitota

Most paths pursued to gain happiness lead only to temporary happiness. Hence, the general assumption is that happiness cannot be achieved as it turns into otherwise. Buddhism, from its inception, has been aware of this issue and it has been discussed in various suttas. The Maṅgalasutta of the Suttanipāta, for example, not only analyzes this issue but also lays down the path to gain happiness and to retain it at every phase of life. The present lecture discusses this issue and the path to happiness focusing its attention mainly on this sutta and its commentary.

Ashoka Welitota is a Buddhist scholar specializing in Theravada. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy Degree from The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Currently, he serves as a Senior Lecturer attached to the Department of Buddhist Sources, Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Date: 6 April 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm
Venue: The Buddha-Dharma Centre of Hong Kong
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Language: English
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