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.
About the Speaker
Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk and a photographer. He wrote Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill.