Passport to Heaven (A Course in Happiness)
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Passport to Heaven (A Course in Happiness)

A practical method for reaching lasting happiness.
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Created by Octavian Baban
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Keep a daily journal to cultivate a happy mind
  • Understand how the mental seeds of the mind projects the reality of ”me”
  • The 10 Good Seeds for a happy mind
  • Understand the hidden potential of things
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  • A notebook and a pen
  • Willing to practice meditation
  • 6 minutes a day to investigate your mind


Just a simple daily journal that if followed can change your life into a Paradise. This training teaches you how to keep a daily journal to cultivate a happy mind.

Passport to Heaven training is based on an ancient teaching from Tibet which was brought by Geshe Michael Roach, who is a living testimony to the power of how these techniques work and successfully applied such principles to establish a $250 million company, the fastest growing manufacturing company in the history of New York City.

With the guidance of a daily happiness journal, you will easily be  able change your reality by checking your self six times a day. The journal simply allows you to strengthen the positive effect you have on all around you and reduce the negative effect.

The happiness journal can be utilized:

  • To realize any and all of your dreams, be they financial, romantic, physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. 
  • Has potential to allow you to plant the seeds to make you happy forever.
  • Cultivate discipline in your life & mind.

Your reality will start to change because your reality is determined by what you do, say and think during the day. Your reality in six months is totally created by what you do now. If applied diligently, you can transform your reality within six months from now.

Keeping the journal is ideal for people from all walks of life, including executives, professionals, business people, housewives, teenagers and in fact anyone who has the ability to reflect.

Everything in life depends on how you act each day, so start changing your reality with just a simple journal. Take this course, learn how to keep the journal correctly and change your mind !

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants a practical way of cultivating a happy mind
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
3 Lectures 13:23

The outline of this training:

•Train the wisdom to develop a happy mind

•The principles of how seeds work

•The 10 Good Deeds

•How to keep a happiness journal

Preview 02:35

In this lecture we will cover:

  • Where does the pen come from
  • Emptiness of things, people, reality and me (They don’t have an inherent meaning, coming from their own side)
  • On the basis of their parts, we project the meaning
  • On the basis of the parts of reality, happiness (or pain) comes 100% from the seeds in the mind
  • We project our reality with 65 seeds / second
  • Fix your seeds >> Fix your reality >> Project happiness on yourself and your reality
Preview 05:54

In this lecture we will cover the 4x4 notions:

  • 4 Laws of Seeds
  • 4 Powers to remove negative seeds
  • 4 Steps to plant a good seed
  • 4 Ways in which a seed flowers
Preview 04:54
The 10 Good Seeds for the Mind
3 Lectures 26:44

In this lecture we will cover the 3 deeds of the body:

  1. Protect Life
  2. Honour other people's property
  3. Sexual Purity

1) Did you protect life today? In some form. Did you move a pencil off the stairway that someone might have slipped on?
You’re not going to get a chance to throw someone out of the way of a speeding taxi or invent the Salk vaccine every day. Did you give aspirin to someone at work? Did you make tea for someone with a sniffle? This is protecting life. The karmic result of checking this one every day is that your body will get light, strong, healthy—unbelievable. Just little things! The Book is made for little things. The Book is made for moving a pencil off the
stairway where you live. So that’s protecting life.

2) Honor other people’s property. Did you make noise at Leon’s today going up the stairs? Did you take the last of the toilet paper from the bathroom and not make sure that the next person had some? Stuff like that—small. Heaven is built on small things. You’ll find out that you don’t have to be Mother Teresa. It’s the state of your mind. Your state of mind has to be concerned about details. It’s the small things that make you a perfect spiritual
person. Seriously.

3) Sexual Purity. Are you faithful in your relationships with other people? If you are engaging in sex, are you doing it at a nice, normal, healthy level and not getting obsessed about it or thinking about it all day, or doing it in improper places at improper times, and with improper people? A healthy sexual, normal, relationship—fine. Adultery, all sorts of weird things, not fine, okay? Does it bother your peace of mind? See what I mean?
That’s the question. And maintain the level of sexual purity that you’ve committed to. For a married person it would be, did you check out someone’s wife today? Just for a second, did you do that?

Something like that, all right? This person is already committed to another. Are you honoring that relationship by not bothering that person’s spouse, even in your mind? Sex is similar to eating. There is overeating, there is eating bad food, there is eating what you need, there is eating what’s good for you; and finally there is a stage where you don’t need to eat any more, and sex is exactly the same. It’s just a progression of a spectrum.

The goal is to get to a point where you don’t need it for the human body. It is a psychological thing that you can supply through much more amazing means, okay? Generally work towards that. That’s all. Don’t get guilty, don’t feel bad, don’t feel dirty. Right now it’s a normal healthy thing. Do it nicely, don’t let it obsess your life. Do it nicely, beautifully, and in a sensitive way. Don’t get close to adultery and hurting other people’s relationships. That’s
the main thing right now. Honor your own and other people’s commitments and don’t ever cross that line.

Deeds Of The Body

In this lesson we will cover the 4 deeds of speech:

  1. Speak with integrity
  2. Speak in ways that bring people together
  3. Speak gently
  4. Speak meaningfully

4) Try to be totally truthful all day long. So, are you required to tell someone how bad their dress looks who asks you for your opinion? Change the subject, okay? Drop your coffee cup. If it would hurt the person in some terrible way, make them very angry, if it’s very destructive, you can just sort of slide out of it.

5) Do you speak in ways that you try to bring people together? Do you, in your everyday conversations, try to bring people close together? Once in a while you meet a person who’s really good at this. Salim Lee, he’ll run up to you and say, “I got a person for you! I’ve got someone who you’ve got to meet! You’ll love this person!”
He introduces you and you’re best friends forever. Do you see what I mean? Because our normal human tendency is, “Did you hear what he said about you? Oh! You don’t wanna know.” So it’s doing the opposite. It is concentrating on doing the opposite, okay? Bringing people together with your words. 

6) Speak gently to other people. Use gentle speech when you speak to other people. Gentle, thoughtful; no curse words unless they’re your best friends. We had names for our roommates in college (that I can’t tell you) and they were meant in a nice, beautiful way. Then there are ways of talking to people in sweet ways when you’re not feeling sweet at all. Like when you say “have a nice day,” but what you really mean is “go to hell.” It is judged by your intent. Speak gently for the context.

7) Try to speak meaningfully. Whenever you open your mouth, try to say something that has some kind of relevance to the person’s life. Like, don’t sit there and blab about O.J. Simpson or stuff that’s never going to be resolved. Stuff that doesn’t matter, stuff that doesn’t help anybody. Don’t talk about President Trump’s problems or just waste talk, okay? When you open your mouth say something meaningful

Deeds Of Speech

In this lecture we will cover the 3 deeds of thought:

  1. Rejoice
  2. Empathy & Compassion
  3. Correct View of the world

8) When you see someone else get something nice, be happy.
What’s the opposite of that? It’s like jealousy or unhappiness when somebody gets something nice. When something good happens to somebody else, you rush up and say, “I’m so happy you got that promotion! I can’t believe it! You really deserve it.” Something like that—consciously trying to take joy in other people’s successes. Our human tendency is to be jealous. So don’t think, “I don’t see why the hell they got the promotion.”

9) Try to feel for other people who have a misfortune. Like when someone has a misfortune, you take the time and the effort to try and empathize with them. You try to go to them and say “I’m sorry that happened to you.” The normal human tendency is to do the opposite. “Oh, O.J. Simpson, he murdered somebody, his
life is ruined? Tell me more!” There’s this human tendency to be fascinated by other people’s problems, especially famous people’s problems. “John Kennedy died? Ooo, how? Did the fuselage break up or not?” You know what I mean? This is the big thing in the newspapers, and people are dying to know about it. You have to think the opposite. When you hear about something like that, you’re like, “Oh, I’m sorry for his family, and I feel really bad
about it and I wish that wouldn’t happen to anyone.” It’s the opposite of being fascinated by other people’s problems. You truly try to put yourself in their place and try to help them out with their problems. It’s extensive empathy or compassion for other people’s problems rather than this secret little joy. Okay?

10) Maintain a Correct World View. Understand all good things come from helping other people, and all bad things come from watching out for your own interest only. You can watch out for your own interests, but equally watch out for other people’s interests. That’s healthy. Okay? At the expense of others, you serve yourself.
That’s a wrong view. Every good thing in the world—money, financial security, friends, relationships, food, Michael and Zoe’s milk shakes, everything comes from serving other people.

That’s the correct belief. You cannot breathe one breath of air unless you helped someone in the past to live. The reason you have the honor of breathing for the rest of today is that each breath comes from having done something for someone else, like making food. That’s the Correct World View. You strive to keep it. 

Deeds of the thought
The Book (Happiness Journal)
3 Lectures 18:04

In this lecture we will cover the reasons why you need to keep the happiness journal.

Here's why:

o 65 seeds/s; 3900/min; 5616000 / day; 2bn/ year;

o 84.000 different negative seeds in the mind

o Negative seeds are like low radiation waves: you don't feel them in the moment, but in time, they kill you

o You need a tracking system

o The early scholars would do it with stones

o Change your seeds, change your perceptions, change your life

o Minor signs after 6 months, Major changes after 1year, Amazing things in 2 years, supernatural things – stepping into a different reality

o In order to get results, you need to get 100% into this practice

o Its an exercise of checking yourself 6x/day against the 10 precepts

o You can always take 1 minute / 6 times / day. Don’t lie to yourself !

Why Keep the Book

This lesson covers all the details of how to keep the book on a daily basis.

How to keep the book

2 Lectures 47:51

Tong-Len is a great meditation for cultivating a compassionate mind. This is the short version.

Tong Len Meditation (short)

This is a very deep meditation object for everyone who wants to cultivate a more compassionate mind towards every person in their life. We take as a meditation object, the challenges that a close friend goes through in this period of his life. Doing this meditation, the seeds of compassion will flower almost every time we meet with difficult situations.

Tong Len Meditation (Long)
Continuing the study of happiness.
1 Lecture 03:50
Resources. Continuing the study of happiness !
About the Instructor
Octavian Baban
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Mindfulness Trainer

I've started as an IT Engineer and became passionate about studying the way our mind works. I've began studying the Dharma and practicing the art of meditation in 2011. Since then I've been oraganizing seminars and events for business individuals where they learn how to implement the ancient meditation practices in their work and their life.

IT Engineer as a profession, passionate about human growth in every aspect of it.