Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Change your mind, change your brain"

(Google Tech Talks) If happiness is an inner state, influenced by external conditions but not dependent on them, how can we achieve it? This talk examines the inner and outer factors that increase or diminish our sense of well-being, dissect the underlying mechanisms of happiness, and lead us to a way of looking at the mind itself based on the speaker's book, Happiness: A Guide to Life's Most Important Skill and from research in neuroscience on the effect of mind-training on the brain.

SPEAKER: Matthieu Ricard is a gifted scientist who became a Buddhist monk, a bestselling author, translator, and photographer, living and studying in the Himalayas for the last 35 years.