Happiness A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

by Matthieu Ricard

Lifestyle and Health

Happiness A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill Synopsis

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.

Happiness A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill Press 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

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ISBN: 9781782394815
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782394815
Publication date: 1st January 2015
Author: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Lifestyle & Health,
Categories: Buddhist life & practice,

About Matthieu Ricard

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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