Video on Habits of Happiness

November 8, 2007

Matthieu Ricard is a monk, an author of several books on science and Buddhism, and an accomplished photographer. In this video from he talks about what is happiness. In speaking about the inner and outer conditions that influence our experience of happiness he says, "The experience that translates everything is in the mind".

After training in biochemistry at the Institute Pasteur, Matthieu
Ricard left science behind to move to the Himalayas and become a
Buddhist monk — and to pursue happiness, both at a basic human level and as a subject of inquiry.
Achieving happiness, he has come to believe, requires the same kind of
effort and mind training that any other serious pursuit involves. His books include The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddism Meet and Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill.

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