Dalai Lama has given researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison a donation of $50,000 to study happiness. Once again, I remain unclear why I am not the recipient of such academic grants. I could show that giving me just $25,000 would produce considerable happiness.
The research at Wisconsin began with Richard Davidson when he was a psychology doctoral student in the 1970s. He is now a neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his work continues at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at Madison, which explores meditation as a way to promote compassion and kindness. In a meeting years ago, the Dalai Lama asked Davidson to “use sophisticated tools” to “investigate things like kindness and compassion.” This grant is enough to produce unrivaled euphoria in any academic.
Source: Mercury News
11 thoughts on “Hello Dalai: Spiritual Leader Hands Out $50,000 To Study Happiness”
This is an ideal place to spend one’s money as compared to, say, needless wars, which will tell us why people are NOT happy.
“I could show that giving me just $25,000 would produce considerable happiness.”
You couldn’t get a smile out of me for $25K but I would let you try.
P.S. to JT: Bad negotiating technique there, Prof. 🙂
War on privacy? What privacy?
Well its good that someone wants to hand out happiness,for it seems that the Obama administration wants to hand out a whole lot of uneasiness.
Monday, Sep 27, 2010 06:28 ET
The Obama administration’s war on privacy
Why do you suppose His Holiness would give money to study happiness to any one or organization in this country…god knows when it comes to happiness we are no where never the top of the heap these days
….you still have a home?……!!!!!
….you still have a paycheck?……!!!!!
I am waiting for my check….when it comes I would be most happy…..
@ pardon me?
You still have insurance? Nice goin’!
(supposed to be a frown)
my unhappiness: ALL of my raise went to an increase in insurance and now i’m bringing home less than before. :o(
say in a monotone: i’munubiscoshreddedwheat
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