Matthieu Ricard: ‘Eternity is awfully long, especially near the end’Published on June 05, 2020 In Press Reviews
WGS 2018: World-Renowned Author opens Landmark Summit with Plea for Compassion and AltruismPublished on February 11, 2018 In Press Reviews
Sharjah 24: Matthieu Ricard, philosopher and best-selling author of books on happiness and compassion, inaugurated the first day of the World Government Summit 2018 by asking the assembled audience to consider a more compassionate and altruistic approach to daily life for the benefit of society and the world.
3 lessons I learned from the Tibetan monk who works with the Dalai Lama and went viral as 'the happiest man alive'Published on January 08, 2018 In Press Reviews
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.
Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from BuddhismPublished on December 17, 2017 In Press Reviews
A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain.
Happiness as Human FlourishingPublished on July 20, 2017 In Press Reviews
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...
Contemplating happiness with Matthieu RicardPublished on July 02, 2017 In Press Reviews
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...
A Case For Freedom of Expression Based on AltruismPublished on March 24, 2017 In Press Reviews
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.
How to be happy, per the Happiest Man in the WorldPublished on March 12, 2017 In Press Reviews
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.
Too Much Too Fast: Why It’s Time for Humans to Slow DownPublished on March 01, 2017 In Press Reviews
A dialogue between Matthieu Ricard and Elizabeth Kolbert, moderated by Sam Mowe.
Matthieu Ricard’s Journey to CompassionPublished on December 09, 2016 In Press Reviews
Scientist, monk, best-selling author, humanitarian—how Matthieu Ricard discovered that caring for others is the only answer.
World's Happiest Man is VeganPublished on October 27, 2016 In Press Reviews
Matthieu Ricard's brain was determined to be neurologically "happier" after a 12-year medical study at the University of Wisconsin.
The World's Happiest Man Wishes You Wouldn't Call Him ThatPublished on October 13, 2016 In Press Reviews
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...
Why I Am A VegetarianPublished on October 07, 2016 In Press Reviews
“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
A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with CompassionPublished on October 04, 2016 In Press Reviews
Amazon: "A powerful and wide-ranging indictment of the treatment of animals by humans--and an eloquent plea for animal rights."
Matthieu Ricard's "A Plea for the Animals" Is a Must ReadPublished on September 26, 2016 In Press Reviews
Marc Bekoff Ph. D. : "This new book is one of the best in asking us to treat animals with compassion."
4 Inspiring Quotes From ‘A Plea for the Animals’Published on September 04, 2016 In Press Reviews
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."
From Empathy to Compassion in a Neuroscience LaboratoryPublished on August 29, 2016 In Articles about Science
Chapter IV of “Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World”, Little, Brown and Company (2015), published on the website
The Writings of ShabkarPublished on June 22, 2016 In Articles about Buddhism
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‘Waging War, Eating Meat, Capitalism – Evidence Of A Harrowing Lack Of Imagination’Published on February 03, 2016 In Press Reviews
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...
The monk scientists call the 'world’s happiest man' reveals his secretPublished on January 28, 2016 In Press Reviews
A study found Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has 'an abnormally large capacity for happiness'.