The Process of Theravada Bhikkhu In Achieving Subjective Well-being In Padepokan Dhammadipa Arama (PDA) Batu, East Java, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

The research aims at revealing the Sujective Well-being in Theravada Bhikkhu in Padepokan Dhammadipa Arama Batu, East Java, Indonesia. Qualitative is chosen as the method, with phenomenological approach model. The research subject include three Theravada Bhikkhu in Padepokan Dhammadipa Arama Batu East Java, Indonesia. The data collected by in-depth interviews, field notes, and gathered from documents. The data were analyzed using thematic analysis and validated using participant checks. The results showed that the process of Theravada Bhikkhu in achieving subjective well-being is the creation of clean mental state; a condition in which the mind is free from things that shackle the self. In this study, happiness in Theravada Bikkhu is reflected in three aspects: cognitive, positive relationships with others, and personality.

Keywords: Buddism, meditation, mindfulness, subjective well-being, Theravada Bikkhu

 

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