• Happiness

  • A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill
  • By: Matthieu Ricard
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-28-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (217 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A molecular biologist turned Buddhist monk demonstrates how to develop the inner conditions for true happiness. Never has happiness as an emotional and physical state of being been so widely discussed. Matthieu Ricard is one of the most compelling voices on the subject, and one of the few who can bring together the teachings of eastern and western thought. In this accessible new work, Ricard provides a straightforward assessment of how to create true and lasting happiness. He addresses the pursuit of a meaningful life at its most fundamental level - the strengthening of the inner conditions that lead to genuine happiness. Ricard helps readers form new patterns of interaction with themselves and with the larger world, working toward happiness step by step, starting with 20 minutes of daily mind training and meditation.
©2007 Matthieu Ricard (P)2007 Bolinda Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By Nicki on 01-19-10

Life Changing

Matthieu Ricard has structured an absolute foundation that will enable the listener or reader to look into the deepest levels of their spirit. He disassembles the barriers that so many people believe are common place for daily existence. I found the book to be "sacred" in the truest sense--my audio experience led to a hardback copy that is soiled by constant use as a daily guide to unfetter the emotional and illogical chains that defer and deteriorate genuine existence.

"Happiness" is the most meaningful book I have ever read. Do not embark on its pages if you are not willing to look at your life and the world around you through a totally different lens. Likewise, if you are willing to delve into a spiritual process that frames change, life, and literally each breath you take into an experience of profound meaning, then listen to this book. It is a wellspring that you will return to on a daily basis.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Liviu on 01-05-11

More science than you think, it makes you think

It's a book that makes you think, it had an impact on me and often think about what I've read in it. I was afraid it was going to go into religion, Matthieu Ricard being a Buddhist monk, after all, but it keeps as far away as he can from doing that. It's a great read for anybody interested in happiness.

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5 out of 5 stars
By n on 02-01-17

brilliant loved it

Brill loved it from start to finish narrator had great voice was interested all tbrough

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kim G. on 01-15-16

Biased

Inspiring book. Great narrator. Definitively worth listening to. However, stay away from it if you meditation doesn't work for you. This books only answer to developing happiness is meditation.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Luke on 03-05-16

good but sweeping generalizations

Beautifully read, and interesting material, but sometimes it seemed fall into platitudes. Still worth hearing.

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