Questions and orders

Listen to Audio Clips

The World Community for Christian Meditation Web Site

McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams


Contemplative Life
12995 N. Oracle Rd.
Suite 141-405
Tucson, Arizona 85739

The Art of Happiness - Laurence Freeman OSB

The Art of Happiness - Laurence Freeman OSB
Click to enlarge
Price: $19.95
Product ID : 8038
Manufacturer: Laurence Freeman, OSB
E-mail to a friend


Audio Tracks

Tracks with the speaker icon have sample clips. Click the title to listen.

  Track Title Length
4.   A Very Sure Guide 00:07:26
6.   The Dynamic of Desire 00:08:55
1.   A Paradigm Shift 00:04:25
8.   Losing and Finding 00:06:40
1.   Soul Rest 00:08:17


"We are designed to be happy. Happiness is the goal of life," says Fr Laurence. Yet we are unhappy. How can we be happy? Fr. Laurence points to the Beatitudes as a universal blueprint for happiness: "Happy are the sorrowful," "happy are the poor in spirit." Of course, this does not make sense to the head. But is does speak to the heart where wisdom resides. Meditation offers a way from the head to the heart. Simplicity, silence, stillness: saying the mantra develops these contemplative qualities of wisdom. It is a direct entry into the poverty of spirit that enriches all life. Then how we face adverse situations in life becomes the true test of our art of happiness. In these talks Fr Laurence shows how the practice of meditation leads to true happiness.


CD Track Description Time
1 1 Soul Rest 09:27
2 A Way of Life 12:44
3 From the Head to the Heart 10:53
4 A Very Sure Guide 7:55
5 The True Nature of Happiness 17:10
6 The Dynamic of Desire 9:25
7 God Beyond Images 10:25
2 1 A Paradigm Shift 4:55
2 Pain of Change 9:20
3 An Alternative Way of Living 8:25
4 Transformation of Desire 10:20
5 Repentance and Self-Knowledge 8:01
6 Resistance of the Ego 10:27
7 Other-centered 8:23
8 Losingand Finding 7:09
3 1 The Beatitudes 20:30
2 Benedictus- Margaret Rizza 7:11


Product Reviews

Login or Register to write the first review.

Products You May Like

The Gift of Love
Price:  $19.95
The Eleventh Step, Laurence Freeman OSB
Sample talk on product page
Price:  $10.95
Communitas Vol. 5
One of John Main's most valuable legacies, with talks both for beginners in...
Price:  $39.95
Communitas Vol. 3
One of John Main's most valuable legacies, with talks both for beginners in...
Price:  $39.95
The Way of Peace Prato Italy- 50% Off
Hot Deal
In the 3-program series "The Way of Peace", this second one was held in Villa...
Price:  $33.00
Essential Teaching
This, the first set of John Main's recorded teaching on meditation, has...
Price:  $14.95