Attaining Buddhahood is not so much a “destination” or a special “state,” but a path, or orbit. To firmly establish ourselves in this orbit—to “attain Buddhahood”—means to solidify in our lives a spirit of yearning for the happiness of oneself and others, and to continuously take constructive action with that spirit.

Stories of Hope

Learning to Hope

Martin Seligman

Once a self-professed pessimist, Martin Seligman, the framer of “positive psychology,” asserts that optimism—a deep confidence in the positive potential of human beings—can change our lives.                           NEW

Stories of Hope

Lion of Freedom

Nelson Mandela

Despite being imprisoned for 10,000 days for his unwavering belief in human dignity, Mandela never gave in to despair.