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Conversation between Matthieu Ricard and Elizabeth Kolbert

By Matthieu Ricard on March 06, 2017

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...

The Moral Obligation to Treat All Beings with Compassion. An Interview with Matthieu Ricard, by Garrison Institute.

By Matthieu Ricard on December 29, 2016

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...

Why I am a Vegetarian

By Matthieu Ricard on October 17, 2016

“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...

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Smile of the week

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Rabjam Rinpoche, abbot of the Shechen monasteries (Eastern Tibet, 2010)

Thought of the week

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.


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How to be happy, per the Happiest Man in the World

Published on March 12, 2017

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...

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India – Physiotherapy for Those in Need

Published on February 15, 2017

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...