The Radical Happy program has been carefully developed over several years by Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon. They wrote a book which draws on their own personal experience both as happiness practitioners and teachers, Radical Happy will benefit anyone who is struggling to keep a balance in life between work and family, coping with the fast pace of daily life, managing a career and at the same time aspiring to flourish and grow: intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.
Their book, Radically Happy: A User's Guide to the Mind, will be out in October 2018.
"Radically Happy brings the new and the old together in a beautiful way. Phakchok Rinpoche marries his deep understanding of ancient wisdom with Erric Solomon’s experience in the technology-driven modern world. The combination helps us understand how meditation, kindness, and wisdom can make a real difference, moment to moment, in daily life."
Mingyur Rinpoche, author of The Joy of Living and Turning Confusion into Clarity
"A young, classically trained Tibetan Buddhist master and a veteran Silicon Valley engineer-entrepreneur makes for a great combination. Together, their personal stories bring their teachings on radical happiness to life.”
Chade-Meng Tan, bestselling author of SEARCH INSIDE YOURSELF
"Phakchok Rinpoche was trained in the traditional Buddhist wisdom culture and has a deep understanding of the mind and how it functions. At the same time, having lived and traveled all over the US and Europe, Rinpoche is also very familiar with modern life. Erric Solomon not only has a science and business background but also spent years studying the ancient wisdom tradition of Tibet. Together they wrote a book that is perfectly adapted to the modern mindset— which is constantly overwhelmed by the frantic pace of our world. In these times, we have lost the root of happiness. Rinpoche and Solomon guide us to discover the authentic basis of happiness, and it’s compassionate, loving expression. Radically Happy is an essential guide to getting the most out of your heart and mind, which will help make our world a better place."
Tsoknyi Rinpoche author of Open Heart, Open Mind: Awakening the Power of Essence Love
“Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon believe meditation should not lead to guilt, but to happiness; their Radically Happy: A User’s Guide to the Mind, guides readers to a joyful meditation practice. Tech entrepreneur Solomon and Tibetan Buddhist master Rinpoche synthesize scientific research with personal stories and step-by-step exercises.”—Publishers Weekly
"This extraordinary book carries the reader quickly into a direct experience of deep wisdom and inner peace, with lots of gentle humor and nurturing support along the way. It offers a rare integration of ancient Tibetan wisdom, modern psychological tools, and hard-won lessons from the business world. Plus it is physically beautiful and visually nourishing. A wonderful book!"
Rick Hanson, Ph.D, author of Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness
“Both Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon have the gift of using rich and humorous examples from their own lives to make their points. The net result: a user-friendly guide to understanding how to work with our mind.”
Daniel Goleman author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ & Tara Bennett-Goleman author of Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart
"Is it possible to achieve real, radical and sustained happiness? Can it be as simple as our being more focused and aware in the present moment and by thinking of the welfare of others and our interconnectedness? Authors Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon answer an enthusiastic yes with their well written, concise, and practical threefold path to getting there.”
Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Love