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