Matthieu Ricard is an active member of the Mind and Life Institute, an organization dedicated to broadening the understanding of how the mind works by exploring the intersection between contemplative traditions and contemporary scientific inquiry.

He contributes to the research on the effect of meditation on the brain at various universities in the USA and Europe. He is also the co-author of several scientific publications on these topics, which you can explore here.

Measuring happiness: from fluctuating happiness to authentic—durable happiness, by Michaël Dambrun, Matthieu Ricard, et al, Frontiers in Personality Science and Individual Differences 2012

Published on November 27, 2012

Based on the theoretical model set down by Michaël Dambrun and Matthieu Ricard on the distinction between self-centeredness and selflessness, this study proposes findings on how a self-centered psychological functioning only produces fluctuating happiness while a selfless functioning leads to durable happiness.