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Sometimes called the "happiest man in the world," Matthieu Ricard is a Biochemist turned Buddhist monk, author and photographer. Matthieu says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.After training in biochemistry at the Institute Pasteur, Matthieu Ricard left science behind to move to the Himalayas and become a Buddhist monk -- and to pursue happiness, both at a basic human level and as a subject of inquiry. Achieving happiness, he has come to believe, requires the same kind of effort and mind training that any other serious pursuit involves. His deep and scientifically tinged reflections on happiness and Buddhism have turned into several books, including The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet. At the same time, he also makes sensitive and jaw-droppingly gorgeous photographs of his beloved Tibet and the spiritual hermitage where he lives and works on humanitarian projects.

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In this TED Talk, Andy Puddicombe ask the question, "When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking?" He describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. Andy wants you to take a break -- not just from work, but from your own mind, which is so full of anxieties about the world and anxieties about its own anxieties. To help you do that, Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, co-founded Headspace, a project to make meditation more accessible to more people in their everyday lives. Puddicombe also writes prolifically for the Huffington Post and the Guardian, on the benefits of mindful thinking for healthy living.

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In this TED Talk, Psychotherapist, Neuroscientist, and Entrepreneur Ariel Garten asks us to imagine playing a video game controlled by our minds. And then imagine that game also teaches us about our own patterns of stress, relaxation and focus. Ariel shows how looking at our own brain activity gives new meaning to the ancient dictum "know thyself." Ariel Garten is the CEO and co-founder of InteraXon, which creates thought controlled computing products and applications. Ariel has also researched at the Krembil Neuroscience Institute studying hippocampal neurogenesis, displayed work at the Art Gallery of Ontario, been head designer at a fashion label, and opened Toronto Fashion Week. Referred to as the “Brain Guru”, Ariel and her team’s work has been featured in hundreds of articles in over 20 countries.

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Shawn Achor is the CEO of Good Think Inc., where he researches and teaches about positive psychology. He is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. He is the CEO of Good Think Inc., a Cambridge-based consulting firm which researches positive outliers -- people who are well above average -- to understand where human potential, success and happiness intersect. Based on his research and 12 years of experience at Harvard, he clearly and humorously describes to organizations how to increase happiness and meaning, raise success rates and profitability, and create positive transformations that ripple into more successful cultures. He is also the author of The Happiness Advantage.

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Our team of has searched the web for videos we think capture important concepts like mindfulness, happiness, and purpose. Feel free to check them out and let us now what you think. We are also working on a Wakeful Warriors TV mobile phone app so that you can watch the videos on the go!