Happiness as Human Flourishing

Published on July 20, 2017 In Press Reviews

A French-born Tibetan Buddhist monk and a central figure in the Dalai Lama’s dialogue with scientists, Matthieu Ricard was dubbed “The Happiest Man in the World” after his brain was imaged. But he resists this label. In his writing and in his life, he explores happiness...

Contemplating happiness with Matthieu Ricard

Published on July 02, 2017 In Press Reviews

Scientific studies have shown that you can train your brain to be more compassionate; and coupling compassion with altruism can generate a positive outlook in individuals and society. French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard—who used to be a biochemist—has been studying and practicing altruism for many years, and teaches the meditative techniques t...

The World's Happiest Man Wishes You Wouldn't Call Him That

Published on October 13, 2016 In Press Reviews

What if we told you there was a man who had unlocked the secret to human joy? That despite all the pain and suffering and bad news out there, a monk on a mountaintop in Nepal has discovered a kind of template for How to Be Happy ? We needed to meet “The Happiest Man in the World.” (Please don't call him that). So we sent Michael Paterniti to th...