Gerry, myself, and Matthieu Ricard after his lecture at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Houston, TX. June 2008.
Matthieu Ricard is called the “happiest person in the world.” He is a molecular geneticist, photographer, author, and monk.
On June 17th 2008, he visited Houston to give a talk on mindfulness meditation citing the research he co-authored with the University of Wisconsin’s Lutz, Greischar, Rawlings, and Davidson.
His talk later inspired me to pursue an aeromedical research project on mindful breathing as a possible fatigue countermeasure in long duration space flight.