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

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

byMatthieu Ricard, Daniel Goleman

Kobo ebook | December 14, 2008

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In this groundbreaking book, Matthieu Ricard makes a passionate case for happiness as a goal that deserves as least as much energy as any other in our lives.
Wealth? Fitness? Career success? How can we possibly place these above true and lasting well-being? Drawing from works of fiction and poetry, Western philosophy, Buddhist beliefs, scientific research, and personal experience, Ricard weaves an inspirational and forward-looking account of how we can begin to rethink our realities in a fast-moving modern world. With its revelatory lessons and exercises, Happiness is an eloquent and stimulating guide to a happier life.
Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk residing in Katmandu, is a coauthor of "The Monk & the Philosopher"& is the official French translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Psychologist Daniel Goleman was born on March 7, 1946 in Stockton, California. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard. Goleman wrote his first book, "The Meditative Mind" after ...
Title:Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important SkillFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 14, 2008Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316054755

ISBN - 13:9780316054751

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happiness Ricard is clear and direct in his explanation of what happiness is, and how to allow it to flourish in our lives. He is neither sentimental nor patronizing. He does an excellent job laying out the wisdom he has gained from his long time study with great masters. This is a book worthy of multiple reads. It has been a great tool for me to help expose the negative mental patterns which keep happiness away and to move toward a much happier life. Very simple, yet very profound.
Date published: 2015-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 101 brief look in to the conflict What amazing read author was not bias at all
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read but not understood...yet. This book gives you so much to consider. It is not ethereal or deep, there is no chanting, weird rituals or 1-800 numbers. I found myself looking forward and backwards across my life. All the people involved play a part and perhaps this is my catalyst for the next steps.
Date published: 2013-01-28