Upcoming Events

The Power Of Compassion: Change Yourself And The World

May 26, 2015 from 13h00 to 14h00 - RSA HOUSE: 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

How can we tackle the main challenges of our time: the economy in the short-term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long-term?

Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk and public thinker whose powerful message has influenced major economists such as Dennis Snower, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz and George Soros. He has taken his simple, yet radical message to Davos and the United Nations, and now visits the RSA to make a robust case for cultivating altruistic love and compassion as the best means for benefitting society – and ourselves.

It seems so simple, but why is it so hard to implement this ancient solution to both our personal and global 21st century predicaments?

For more information contact RSA Public Events at:
+44 (0)20 7451 6868
rsa.events@rsa.org.uk

https://www.thersa.org/events/2015/05/

An Evening with Matthieu Ricard

May 26, 2015 from 18h30 to 20h30 - The Camden Centre, Euston Road (opposite Kings Cross St Pancras) WC1H 9JE London, United Kingdom

Join us for an inspiring and memorable evening with Matthieu Ricard as he shares the insights from his new book Altruism and explains how living more compassionately brings amazing benefits for ourselves, the people around us and the wider world.

Matthieu believes that altruism can answer the biggest challenges of our time: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and the environment in the long term.

Information and tickets:

Action for Happiness

events@actionforhappiness.org

Matthieu Ricard: altruism

May 27, 2015 from 19h00 to 20h30 - St James's Church Piccadilly 197 Piccadilly, London, Greater London W1J 9LL United Kingdom

Alternatives welcomes Matthieu Ricard who will come to talk about altruism.

In Happiness, Matthieu Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness and compassion for others. Now he turns his lens from the personal to the global, with a rousing argument that altruism – genuine concern for the wellbeing of others – could be the saving grace of the 21st century.

Altruism is, he believes, the vital thread that can answer the main challenges of our time: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long term. Ricard’s message has been taken up by major economists and thinkers, including Dennis Snower, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, and George Soros.

Matthieu Ricard makes a robust and passionate case for cultivating altruistic love and compassion as the best means for simultaneously benefitting ourselves and our society. It’s a fresh outlook on an ardent struggle – and one that just might make the world a better place.

More information:

http://www.alternatives.org.uk/Site/Talks.aspx

Animal liberation: what then? A lecture by Matthieu Ricard, Peter Singer & Aymeric Caron

May 30, 2015 from 14h00 to 18h00 - Paris - Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

The non-profit organisation L214 has decided to gather those three specialists of animal ethics in order to ask them what would be a society in which animals would be included as sensitive beings.

Simultaneous translation for Peter Singer (who will speak in English) will be available.

More information on: http://boutique.l214.com/conference

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"The Power of Altruism", San Francisco

June 02, 2015 at 19h00 - Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Buddhist monk, humanitarian activist, scientist and author Matthieu Ricard (The Monk and the Philosopher, Happiness) turns his lens from the personal to the global with a rousing argument that altruism, genuine concern for the well-being of others, could be the saving grace of the 21st century. Altruism is, he believes, the vital force that can solve the greatest challenges of our time — from a troubled economy, to decreased life satisfaction, to environmental problems. Ricard's message has been taken up by respected economists and thinkers, including Joseph Stiglitz and George Soros.

More info : https://www.jccsf.org/arts-ideas/lectures/religion-spirituality/matthieu-ricard/

Conversation on Compassion

June 03, 2015 at 18h00 - CCARE – Stanford University

In this dialogue CCARE's founder and director, Dr. James Doty, will ask scientist and Buddhist monk, Matthieu Ricard, about his life's work and what role compassion may have played. This event is an hour-long dialogue followed by questions from the audience. The talk will be recorded and posted to CCARE's YouTube Channel and website several weeks after the event.

More info : http://ccare.stanford.edu/events/conversations-on-compassion-with-matthieu-ricard/

Mindfulness & Compassion Conference

June 06, 2015 at 18h00 - San Francisco State University

For thousands of years the art of contemplative practice has been used to explore the nature of mind and its potential. Today the emerging science of contemplative practice promises to shed new light on these essential human questions. Facilitating conversation between these two worlds may provide a catalytic mutual benefit, exploring how contemplative practice and scientific research can best inform each other for a greater common good.

More info about this event : http://www.cmc-ia.org/mcc2015/

Conversation with Pico Iyer

June 07, 2015 at 18h00 - Bay Area Book Fair, Berkeley, CA

Matthieu Ricard will talk about Altruism with famed travel writer and essayist Pico Iyer (most recent book is about going nowhere: Stillness).

More info : http://www.baybookfest.org/overview/authors/

Matthieu Ricard in conversation with Pico Iyer

June 09, 2015 at 20h00 - Santa Monica, CA

More info : http://livetalksla.org/events/matthieuricard/

Live Talks LA Business

June 10, 2015 at 08h15 - Downtown Los Angeles

More info : http://business.livetalksla.org/2015/01/13/june-10-matthieu-ricard/

Keynote Talk in BuddhaFest

June 13, 2015 at 18h00 - Arlington, VA

More information in: http://www.buddhafest.org/

Public Talk in Washington

June 13, 2015 at 19h30 - Sixth and I Synagogue, Washington, DC

More info : http://www.sixthandi.org/event/matthieu-ricard/

Matthieu Ricard in Conversation with Richard Gere

June 14, 2015 at 07h30 - Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, New York City

More info : http://www.92y.org/Event/Matthieu-Ricard-Richard-Gere.aspx

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Matthieu Ricard at Rubin Museum of Art

June 15, 2015 at 18h00 - Rubin Museum of Art, New York City

Buddhist monk, artist, and author Matthieu Ricard returns to the Rubin Museum to address the themes of his newest book, Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World. In his book Ricard argues that altruism—genuine concern for the well-being of others—could be the vital thread that answers the main challenges of our time.

A book-signing for Altruism will take place immediately after the program.

More info : http://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/altruism-06-15-2015

Matthieu Ricard in Conversation with Dr. Richard Davidson and Daniel Goleman

June 16, 2015 at 18h00 - Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City

More info : http://www.stjohndivine.org/