‘The world’s happiest man’: why altruism is the answer’

I was very fortunate to be able to be present for the Dalai Lama and friends talk at the Lyceum on Monday the 21st September 2015, World Peace Day. There were many prolific speakers, everyone of them sharing their life experience and pearls of wisdom.

One of them, Matthieu Ricard, buddhist monk and right hand man to the Dalai Lama, has been proclaimed the world’s happiest man’. What makes him so cheerful and what can he teach us about zen and business? Oliver Haenlein reports.

Matthieu Ricard, also known as ‘the world’s happiest man’, spent the best part of 25 years in the Himalayas with barely any contact with the Western world he was born into. At 26-years-old he left behind his molecular biology studies and settled into a life of serenity and spiritual training under his Buddhist teachers, high up in the heavens on the other side of the world.

To see more visit the Salt website here: http://www.wearesalt.org/the-worlds-happiest-man-why-altruism-is-the-answer/

Photo Credit: TED Conference from flickr

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