A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important SkillAudiobook CD - 2007
What is the one thing everyone wants? Happiness. But where do we find it? For the past number of years, French Buddhist monk and former cell biologist Matthieu Ricard has been working with scientists and Buddhist meditators to find out. "Happiness is not something you seek, but rather it is a skill you develop." On Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill, he merges the newest scientific research with traditional Buddhist teachings and contemporary Western philosophy to show us how unexpectedly attainable happiness is. Here, listeners join Ricard on audio to learn more about: - How to use mind training to cultivate sukha--a blissful state of being that arises when we release ourselves from mental blindness and afflictive emotions - Ethics: how this perennial field of philosophy sheds light on the "science of happiness" - Guided imagery to relieve pain--both emotional and physical - How to transcend the ego and time to enter "the state of flow" - Exercises to exchange suffering for happiness not only for ourselves, but for all of the world and more When first published in France, Matthieu Ricard's Happiness sold over 80,000 copies in the first month of its release. This may be just the first glimmer of interest, as evidence grows of the profound and measurable effects of inner well-being on our bodies and minds, and as we continue to reach for the state of being that transcends all circumstances and emotions--happiness. A best-selling author and cell biologist-turned-Buddhist monk offers a fresh look at happiness that combines science with spirit, bringing modern psychology together with Eastern spirituality and Western philosophy.
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Sounds True, c2007.
Characteristics: 2 compact discs :,digital,,12 cm.