Birthdays are typically made out to be happy occasions when we celebrate with friends and family, often with a cake and a feast, big or small. But can we do more with birthdays? Can we add meaning, the Dhamma way? Indeed, we can. Going beyond gratifying our sense pleasures, birthdays can also be spiritually rewarding. From making wholesome wishes and skillfully acting to increase happiness, for yourself and others, to knowing where to direct your mind so that it will be filled with metta and gratitude, this talk offers insights into how we can add meaning to our birthdays and those of our loved ones.

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