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Groupie Tuesday—Matthieu Ricard

Gerry, myself, and Matthieu Ricard at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Houston, TX. June 2008.

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.