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Publisher's Summary

In this groundbreaking audiobook, 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.

©2018 Matthieu Ricard and Daniel Goleman (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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What an insightful book.

This was such an inspiring book that I decided to write some reflections (on altruism) on the Virtueberry blog. There are many great insights, including exercises on compassion. This book was recommended to me. So glad I took the time to listen. Thank you.

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  • LEO
  • 2021-04-08

Matthieu Ricard you save my life

Matthieu's teachings and Buddhist philosophy saved my life. I suffered for many years from panic attacks, generalized anxiety, and agoraphobia. Thanks to Matthieu I was able to learn about the concept of neuroplasticity and use meditation as a tool to change my mind. Thank you my friend I hope someday you can read this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-03-04

Truly a Work of Genius!

Loved it! A scholarly review of the literature on happiness with a Buddhist philosophy sentiment. I've read several books on this topic and this one is clearly superior. The narration is also flawless and so it is a delight to listen to. You will have much to contemplate while listening to this amazing audiobook.

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  • Rune Star
  • 2019-08-23

A great discourse on the topic of happiness

From the viewpoint of a Buddhist, it has many jewels of insight. I recommend it.

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  • Chris
  • 2022-05-17

Enlightening

I have this a five overall of for no there reason than it really defined the purpose of meditation to me. It’s not exactly written in a way that is riveting to listen to the whole time but the volume of great information is priceless. Definitely something to re-read over the years

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  • Luz Marina
  • 2021-02-09

Fantástico

Un imprescindible en toda biblioteca! Básico y a la vez profundo. Para reflexionar y para actuar.

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  • 2021-01-24

Awesome

This is not just another book about Happiness. Matthieu’s experience is unique. I learned a lot

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  • Mr.S
  • 2020-09-21

great read but...

Great philosophical and practical book.

I wish there was less Tibet/China biased political messages (I am not Chinese or even interested in the conflict).

I am buying a book for what it is advertised not for a political propaganda/recruitment.

This set aside, it is a must have if you want to broaden your horizon (my case) or of you are interested in Buddhism.

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