"What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Buddhist
monk, photographer and author Matthieu Ricard has devoted
his life to these questions, and his answer is influenced
by his faith as well as by his scientific turn of mind: We
can train our minds in habits of happiness. Interwoven with
his talk are stunning photographs of the Himalayas and of
his spiritual community."
"Martin Seligman talks about psychology -- as a field of
study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and
each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease,
what can modern psychology help us to become?"
"Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth
living?" Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks
to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in
activities that bring about a state of flow."
"Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration
of happiness -- sharing some surprising tests and
experiments that you can also try on yourself. Watch
through to the end for a sparkling Q&A with some familiar
"Can happiness be bought? To find out, author Benjamin
Wallace sampled the world's most expensive products,
including a bottle of 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc, 8
ounces of Kobe beef and the fabled (notorious) Kopi
Luwak coffee. His critique may surprise you."