Mindfulness for a Happy Life
by Robert Beatty
with Laura Musikanski
Mindfulness for a Happy Life  is a beautiful guide to what insight meditation really is. Robert’s personable, funny, sweet, sad, and ultimately human and humane teachings are told in simple terms so that anybody from the skeptic to the monk, can access the heart and truths of mindfulness practice.

If you have never meditated and can’t understand why anyone would spend time on a cushion doing nothing, this is the book for you. You will find down to earth instructions that give you a direct experience of mindfulness as well as ways to measure the impact of your mindfulness practice. This book will inspire you to love life and to face everything that comes your way with grace, compassion, and wisdom.

If you have meditated all your life, but not found awakening, this book is for you. This book will demystify and clarify the teachings of Buddhism so that you can better understand your own process. You will find instructions and stories that will change your practice. Instructions, exercises, and stories are used to give you an experience that can shift your perspective and transform your practice so you can access happiness through insight.

Endorsements & Reviews
“An elegant and straightforward exposition of the Buddhist teachings and the path to embody them.”
  Jack Kornfield , author of  A Path with Heart.

“Robert Beatty has only ever shown up fully as himself - never a hint of projecting some cherished self-image - and has skillfully incorporated the practices of deep insight meditation into the unfolding stories of our all too human lives. I have known him to courageously offer his own life examples as grist for the mill. This exemplary courage of his to teach in this way has consistently had the effect of encouraging others to reframe their own life experience, take on a deeper practice as a personal truthing mechanism, and consciously evolve their relationship with reality joyfully.” 
Peter Moore,  Director Breitenbush Hot Springs and Conference Center, Detroit Oregon

“This book is infused with Robert’s personal experiences as a human being, a therapist, and a Dharma teacher in a practical and understandable way.  Robert's many years of practice and teaching, his willingness to tell his own story in a way that allows us to explore our own experiences, and his unique approach through music, sitting, movement, talks, teaching, and supporting were ideal ways to pass on this practice to us.”
Jean Crowder , former Member of Parliament for the Canadian Government.
Available Now!
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Book Release Party

Tuesday July 28, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Robert and Laura to celebrate the publishing of Mindfulness for a Happy Life on Zoom.

Formal Announcement Forthcoming!

Author Bios
Robert Beatty  is a member of the first wave of Theravada Buddhist teachers who   brought Mindfulness from Asia in the 1970’s .   His mission is to help others discover the profound ways Buddhist practices can transform one’s life, reduce suffering and create happiness. Robert founded the   Portland Insight Meditation Community   where he is the guiding teacher.

His meditation training began with Goenka in India in 1972. He has studied with many teachers in Burma, India and the US. Robert was empowered to teach the Dharma by Ruth Denison in 1983. He has worked with thousands of students and created a unique synthesis of Buddhist methods of awakening and healing with those of western psychotherapy. He leads retreats in British Columbia, Canada, Oregon, and Washington.
Robert uses humor, movement, music, poetry and drumming to teach meditation for everyday life, including intimate relationships, parenting, work and our relationship to the greater community.

Laura Musikanski  is the executive director of the Happiness Alliance and co-author of  The Happiness Policy Handbook.