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Happiness A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill by Matthieu Ricard
  

Happiness A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

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RRP £9.99

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Buddhist monk, Mattieu Ricard shows how we can learn happiness, if we’ve lost our path and become depressed and fed-up with life there are ways to regain control and cast off negative emotions to find peace and release. A calming, wise and inspirational guide to personal change, Mattieu Ricard shares his beliefs on the state of happiness including some simple exercises to train the mind.

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Synopsis

Happiness A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill by Matthieu Ricard

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 jargon, Happiness contains simple exercises that will train the mind to recognize and pursue happiness by concentrating on the fundamental things in life, and in doing so change the way we view the world.

Reviews

'A remarkable book... It exudes inspiration and intelligence' -- Independent on Sunday

'Matthieu Ricard exhorts us to realize the toxic, self-harming nature of anger and envy, get off the roller coaster of alternating happiness and unhappiness, and instead experience the pleasure of being calmly alive and aware.' -- Sunday Times

'Matthieu Ricard combines the talents of a philosopher and scientist' -- George Soros

'If you want to be happier and better, this is the book you should read' -- Richard Layard, author of Happiness: Lessons from New Science

About the Author

Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk. He is also a translator, photographer and bestselling author. He lives in Tibet and Nepal.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2015

Author

Matthieu Ricard

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Author's Website

www.matthieuricard.org/en/

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Buddhist life & practice

ISBN

9781782394815

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