Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill (Compact Disc)

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Ricard is both a cellular geneticist from the Pasteur Institute and a Buddhist monk, living and working with the most enlightened spiritual masters of our times.  He combines twenty-first century science with thousands of years of spirituality to develop and encourage a compelling plan for realizing happiness.

— Jane


Learn to Develop Life's Most Important SkillWhat is the one thing everyone wants? Happiness. But where do we find it? French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has been working with scientists and Buddhist scholars to explore the effects of meditation on the brain and its correlation with happiness. What he discovered: Happiness is not something you seek, but rather it is a skill you develop. On Happiness, the former cellular biologist merges the newest scientific research with traditional Buddhist teachings and contemporary Western philosophy to show you the keys to realizing the experience of happiness. Join Ricard on this audio adaptation of his book of the same title to learn more about:
  • How to cultivate
sukha--a balanced state of well-being that arises when we release ourselves from mental blindness and afflictive emotionsPractices for working with your mind to develop attention, focus, and clarity--a foundation for inner peaceHow to work with the ego and time to enter the state of flow Evidence of the profound and measurable effects of inner well-being on our bodies and minds continues to grow. Join Matthieu Ricard as your guide in unfolding the state of being that transcends all other circumstances and emotions--authentic happiness.

About the Author

Matthieu RicardMatthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk and has authored several books, including The Monk and the Philosopher and The Quantum and the Lotus. He is a major participant in the research collaboration between cognitive scientists and Buddhist practitioners, spearheaded by the Dalai Lama and the Mind and Life Institute. Ricard is a noted translator and photographer, and initiates and oversees humanitarian projects in India, Tibet, and Nepal. For more information, visit www.shechen.org.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781591795551
ISBN-10: 1591795559
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date: February 1st, 2007
Pages: 2
Language: English