All people want to be happy. It’s an essential part of being a human being. Yet, very few people understand just how to go about it. Most of us think that happiness is going to happen at some point in the future, or that something needs to be different in order for happiness to occur, and the way to be happy is to get as much of what I like and hang on to it and keep away what I don’t like as much as possible. The Buddha’s teachings not only demonstrate with simplicity and clarity that these assumptions simply are not true, but he goes on to show us how we can actually cultivate happiness in our lives right here and now. This talk will explore these teachings in greater detail.