Beyond The Self – avec Matthieu Ricard & Wolf Singer (en anglais)

Join us for a special evening with Matthieu Ricard and Prof Wolf Singer as they share insights from Buddhism and neuroscience to help us live happier and more compassionate lives.

For two millennia, Buddhism has examined the mind through introspection, while modern neuroscience studies the mind via scientific observation. But what can we learn from combining these?

At this unique event, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard and distinguished neuroscientist Wolf Singer will launch their new book Beyond The Self and share their perspectives on the mind, the self, consciousness, free will, meditation and how we can turn this knowledge into action.

About The Speakers :

Matthieu Ricard is a monk, author, translator and photographer. He was born in France and has a PhD in cell genetics but left the world of research to focus on Buddhist practices, living in India, Bhutan, and Nepal and studying with some of the greatest Buddhist teachers.

Matthieu has served as the French interpreter for the Dalai Lama since 1989. He is a board member of the Mind and Life Institute and author of several books.

Matthieu Ricard is a genius for our times, a rare combination of scientific brilliance with the heart of a saint” ~ Daniel Goleman

Wolf Singer is Professor Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Germany and a scientific contributor to the Mind and Life Institute. His research focuses on brain physiology, neurobiology, neuroscience, and signaling pathways.

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This event is in support of Action for Happiness. We want to make it accessible to as many people as possible, so rather than charging a fixed fee we’re instead asking you to make a donation. It would be great if you could donate £20, but if you can spare more, or feel unable to give that much, then please give what you feel is appropriate.

We anticipate a very high demand for this event, so we recommend booking your tickets as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Doors will open at 18:30 and the event will start at 19:00.