|Matthieu Ricard, left, quit his career as a cellular geneticist nearly 40 years ago to study Buddhism. He is the French translator for the Dalai Lama, right. Photo by Pagoda Phat Hue, phathue.com|
|Find out what happens when the meditating mind of a Buddhist monk is examined by magnetic resonance imaging: Matthieu Ricard’s brain.|
Photo by Waisman Brain Imaging Lab, University of Wisconsin
|Matthieu Ricard wrote this article as part of Sustainable Happiness, the Winter 2009 issue of YES! Magazine. Matthieu has authored seven books, including Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill. He lives at the Shechen monastery in Nepal, travels the world for Karuna-shechen (www.karuna-shechen.org) and does an annual solitary retreat in the Himalayas.|
The Habits of Happiness: Listen to Matthieu Ricard address the TED conference.
Dalai Lama Renaissance: The Dalai Lama invited the West’s most innovative thinkers, including YES! Magazine’s Fran Korten, to discuss solutions to the world’s problems. See the trailer for this film, narrated by Harrison Ford.