Happiness is an essential goal of all people. Because happiness is so
fundamentally part of our being, the question of how to attain it is of great
importance. Buddhism has a long and well-developed philosophical and practical
tradition with the goal of helping humans to attain happiness and end suffering.
In this article, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama draws on the wisdom of the
Buddhist tradition to explain how one can achieve happiness by transforming the
mind. In particular, His Holiness explains how, in the Buddhist tradition, there
is a special instruction called Mind Training, which focuses on cultivating
concern for others and turning adversity to advantage that can be of great
benefit to people seeking to end suffering and cultivate happiness.