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A series of practical instructions on wisdom, compassion and mindfulness shared by Matthieu Ricard.
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“The ultimate goal of meditation is to transform yourself to better transform the world.”—Matthieu Ricard
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Matthieu Ricard donates all his author's proceeds from the app to the humanitarian projects of Karuna-Shechen.
Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert and Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard each had big books in 2015. Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History—winner of the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction—takes an unflinching look at the history of extinction and the different ways that human beings are negatively impacting life on the planet. Ricard’s Altruism...
In his most recent book, A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard makes a case for ending our exploitation of non-human animals. If we stopped eating animal products, he says, we could start to alleviate global hunger, significantly reduce ou...
“It just takes just one second to decide to stop. The main reason not to eat meat and fish is to spare others' life. This is not an extreme perspective. This is a most reasonable and compassionate point of view.” My first Buddhist teacher, Kangyur Rinpoche, was a very strict vegetarian. I was inspired by him and also by a deep inner reasonin...
Beings long to free themselves from misery,
But misery itself they race to catch.
They long for joy, but in their ignorance,
Destroy it, as they would a hated enemy.
SHANTIDEVA (685-763) Shantideva,The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara Chapter I, v 28, translation by the Padmakara Translation Group, 1997.
He’s been hailed the happiest man in the world. And even if Matthieu Ricard, a Tibetan Buddhist monk and author of “Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill,” pooh-poohs that l...
A dialogue between Matthieu Ricard and Elizabeth Kolbert, moderated by Sam Mowe.
Two months ago, after he became partially paralyzed from a second stroke, walking was a challenge for 60-year-old Hari. He had to rely on family members to perform even the simplest tasks. Physiothera...
Together, we have helped hundreds of thousands of people over the years. Life is now safer, healthier, and happier for each of them. As we reflect on this impressive number, we embrace new opportun...