Art of Happiness: a guide to developing life's most important skill
New edition is:
Happiness: a guide to developing life's most important skill by Ricard, Matthieu; see ISBN: 9780857899309
Although we are materially better off than ever before, surveys show that we are depressed and listless. In his revolutionary book, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is not just an emotion, but a skill that can be developed. Free of mumbo jumbo, The Art of Happiness contains twenty-minute exercises to train the mind to recognize and pursue happiness by concentrating on life's fundamentals, revealing the significant benefits that changing the way we view the world can bring to each of us.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who had a promising career in cellular genetics before leaving France to study Buddhism in the Himalayas thirty-seven years ago. He is also a bestselling author, translator and photographer, and an active participant in current scientific research on the effects of meditation on the brain. He lives in Tibet and Nepal and is involved in humanitarian projects in both these countries.