Happiness is not an emotion but a state of being – and training can get you there.
Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard travels from his airy hermitage in the Himalayas to Monterey, California, bringing the teachings of happiness. The witty Frenchman, once a molecular biologist, integrates philosophy, religion and science throughout his lecture. getAbstract recommends his ideas to those seeking a meatier discussion of happiness.
In this summary, you will learn
- What characteristics define happiness,
- How to achieve this state, and
- What cognitive science reveals about meditation and mind training.
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