Could this man be the happiest person in the world?
According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin, 66-year-old Tibetan monk and molecular geneticist, Matthieu Ricard’s “brain produces a level of gamma waves – those linked to consciousness, attention, learning and memory – never before reported in neuroscience.”
A close acquaintance of the Dalai Lama, Ricard is a textbook case study for how meditation can positively change the brain and improve people’s happiness, not unlike how weight-lifting exercises strengthen muscles.
Most significantly, you don’t actually need to be a genetic clone of Matthieu Ricard to reap the benefits of his happiness.
The scientists conducting the study reported remarkable results among committed participants who practised 50,000 rounds of meditation, but more practically (for those of us leading busy lives), saw a positive response from people who meditated for 3 weeks, for just 20 minutes a day.
Read at Daily News: Buddhist Monk is the World’s Happiest Man.