I sat down with Matthieu Ricard, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who found himself famous among the TED Talk set and reluctantly decided to use the spotlight to share teachings.
A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain.
A French-born Tibetan Buddhist monk and a central figure in the Dalai Lama’s dialogue with scientists, Matthieu Ricard was dubbed “The Happiest Man in the World” after his brain was imaged. But he resists this label. In his writing and in his life, he explores happiness...
Scientific studies have shown that you can train your brain to be more compassionate; and coupling compassion with altruism can generate a positive outlook in individuals and society. French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard—who used to be a biochemist—has been studying and practicing altruism for many years, and teaches the meditative techniques t...
Freedom is clearly a basic need for all living beings. Without it people, and animals, can suffer and feel imprisoned. Humans have fought for freedom as a right. But with freedom should come a sense of responsibility and context.
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 label (“How could we know the level of happiness of seven billion people?”) he acknowledges that joy is out for the taking.
A dialogue between Matthieu Ricard and Elizabeth Kolbert, moderated by Sam Mowe.
Scientist, monk, best-selling author, humanitarian—how Matthieu Ricard discovered that caring for others is the only answer.
Matthieu Ricard's brain was determined to be neurologically "happier" after a 12-year medical study at the University of Wisconsin.
What if we told you there was a man who had unlocked the secret to human joy? That despite all the pain and suffering and bad news out there, a monk on a mountaintop in Nepal has discovered a kind of template for How to Be Happy ? We needed to meet “The Happiest Man in the World.” (Please don't call him that). So we sent Michael Paterniti to th...
“It just takes one second to decide to stop. The main reason not to eat meat and fish is to spare others’ lives. This is not an extreme perspective. This is a most reasonable and compassionate point of view.” — Matthieu Ricard
Amazon: "A powerful and wide-ranging indictment of the treatment of animals by humans--and an eloquent plea for animal rights."
Marc Bekoff Ph. D. : "This new book is one of the best in asking us to treat animals with compassion."
Paula Moore : "Matthieu Ricard’s new book, A Plea for the Animals, is an eloquent and impassioned appeal to humans to extend respect and compassion to all living beings, without limits."
Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist who loves science more than incense, believes the logic of cooperation will, by a process of natural selection, eventually come to replace the logic of neoliberalism. With the government currently displaying less compassion than ever for vulnerable citizens, it was high time for a conversation with the author of “Alt...
A study found Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has 'an abnormally large capacity for happiness'.
Who is the happiest man in the world? If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up. Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."
An article in TECH Insider
An article on the Huffington Post.
An excerpts from Matthieu Ricard's book on altruism.
Mr. Barash is an evolutionary biologist and professor of psychology at the University of Washington. His most recent book is “Buddhist Biology: Ancient Eastern Wisdom Meets Modern Western Science.” The word “altruism” was coined by Auguste Comte, the 19th-century social philosopher and early founder of sociology. It derives, in turn, from the...
A conversation with Buddhist monk-author Matthieu Ricard.
Molecular biologist-turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shares his thoughts on the meaning of happiness, the power of mediation and why the world needs altruism more than ever.
CANDID: “It wasn’t like slamming any doors,” Matthieu Ricard says of his decision to leave the scientific life for the contemplative one. By Esther Addley in Gulf Times.
Matthieu Ricard, el monje budista francés y nepalés, que cambió la ciencia por la espiritualidad, habló sobre el entrenamiento mental que se necesita para ser feliz.
The Seminar on "the Animal and Us" was held on 7 February 2014. Here is the articles in the French press about the event:
Matthieu Ricard was at th eWorld Economic Forum, in Davos.