It’s just a coincidence, but following on from the Canadian happiness post which included a piece about the happiness abilities of a Buddhist monk, here’s a podcast by a Buddhist monk about the neurobiolgy of happiness! The monk in question is Matthieu Ricard a geneticist who became a Buddhist monk and now assists in happiness research.
The source of the podcast is Science & the City the website of the New York Academy of Sciences. This podcast takes a bit more concentration, both the discussion of happiness and the science used is a bit more detailed than the CBC Happiness program.
Play the podcast[audio:http://www.nyas.org/podcasts/snc/Ricard.mp3]