Happiness A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

ISBN-10: 0316167258
ISBN-13: 9780316167253
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Description: In this groundbreaking book, Matthieu Ricard makes a passionate case for happiness as a goal that deserves at least as much energy as any other in our lives. Wealth? Fitness? Career success? How can we possibly place these above true and lasting  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 1/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

In this groundbreaking book, Matthieu Ricard makes a passionate case for happiness as a goal that deserves at 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. Book jacket.

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 studying ancient psychology systems and meditation practices in India and Sri Lanka. Goleman wrote about psychology and related fields for the New York Times for 12 years beginning in 1984. In 1993 he co-founded the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. He is also a co-chairman of The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and a member of the Mind and Life Institute's board of directors. Goleman has written several popular books, including "Emotional Intelligence," "Social Intelligence," "Ecological Intelligence" and "Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence." He received a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to recognize his efforts to communicate the behavioral sciences to the public.

Foreword
Introduction
Talking About Happiness
Is Happiness the Purpose of Life?
A Two-Way Mirror: Looking Within, Looking Without
False Friends
Is Happiness Possible?
The Alchemy of Suffering
The Veils of the Ego
When Our Thoughts Become Our Worst Enemies
The River of Emotion
Disturbing Emotions: The Remedies
Desire
Hatred
Envy
The Great Leap to Freedom
A Sociology of Happiness
Happiness in the Lab
Happiness and Altruism: Does Happiness Make Us Kind or Does Being Kind Make Us Happy?
Happiness and Humility
Optimism, Pessimism, and Naivete
Golden Time, Leaden Time, Wasted Time
One with the Flow of Time
Ethics as the Science of Happiness
Happiness in the Presence of Death
A Path
Acknowledgments
Notes

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