When I was invited to sit down with Mattheiu Ricard, a Budhist monk who acts as the right hand to the Dalai Lama, at The Players Club in NYC for an exclusive interview I jumped at the chance. Despite the fact that I interview celebs for a living, I was super nervous to meet Mattheiu. Thanks to Muse, a new device to help people meditate, and The Path, a group that brings meditation to the masses, I had my one-on-one. Being in his prescence alone was an honor. Here are his thoughts on cultivating happiness, his Ted Talk that has over five million views and alturism.