Matthieu Ricard: ‘Eternity is awfully long, especially near the end’Published on June 05, 2020
WGS 2018: World-Renowned Author opens Landmark Summit with Plea for Compassion and AltruismPublished on February 11, 2018
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
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
A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain.
Happiness as Human FlourishingPublished on July 20, 2017
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
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
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
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
A dialogue between Matthieu Ricard and Elizabeth Kolbert, moderated by Sam Mowe.
Matthieu Ricard’s Journey to CompassionPublished on December 09, 2016
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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."
‘Waging War, Eating Meat, Capitalism – Evidence Of A Harrowing Lack Of Imagination’Published on February 03, 2016
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
A study found Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has 'an abnormally large capacity for happiness'.
A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a dayPublished on January 27, 2016
Who is the happiest man in the world? If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up. Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."
Hanging out with 'the world's happiest man' taught me something profound about human naturePublished on October 16, 2015
An article in TECH Insider
Things to do with Matthieu Ricard, on Time OutPublished on October 15, 2015
The Path from Personal Transformation to Societal ChangePublished on August 19, 2015
An article on the Huffington Post.
Ayn Rand killed the American dream: our free-market economy only works for the 1 percentPublished on June 21, 2015
An excerpts from Matthieu Ricard's book on altruism.
A review by David Barash on altruismPublished on June 12, 2015
Mr. Barash is an evolutionary biologist and professor of psychology at the University of Washington. His most recent book is “Buddhist Biology: Ancient Eastern Wisdom Meets Modern Western Science.” The word “altruism” was coined by Auguste Comte, the 19th-century social philosopher and early founder of sociology. It derives, in turn, from the...
What the world needs now: altruismPublished on June 08, 2015
A conversation with Buddhist monk-author Matthieu Ricard.
Podcast: Matthieu Ricard on happinessPublished on June 05, 2015
Molecular biologist-turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shares his thoughts on the meaning of happiness, the power of mediation and why the world needs altruism more than ever.
“My friends tease me: Here comes Mr Happy”Published on May 31, 2015
CANDID: “It wasn’t like slamming any doors,” Matthieu Ricard says of his decision to leave the scientific life for the contemplative one. By Esther Addley in Gulf Times.
The critical review (in French) by Léa Durupt of the workshop by Chade-Meng Tan and Matthieu Ricard on April 30, 2014, in ParisPublished on May 08, 2014
L'Avenir.net: an article (in French) on a visit by Matthieu Ricard to Belgian students in Ath.Published on March 18, 2014
Press articles (in French) following the seminar on "the Animal and Us"Published on February 12, 2014
The Seminar on "the Animal and Us" was held on 7 February 2014. Here is the articles in the French press about the event:
Bloomberg News « El-Erian Told to Chill by Monk Teaching Davos Meditation »Published on January 24, 2014
Matthieu Ricard was at th eWorld Economic Forum, in Davos.
Huffington Post « Why A Monk, A Neuroscientist And A Movie Star Are Giving Advice To The Business Elite »Published on January 24, 2014
Matthieu Ricard runs a meditation class at the WEF in Davos.
Project Syndicate « The Path to Altruism »Published on January 03, 2014
SHECHEN, NEPAL — ‟Cooperation,” the Harvard University biologist Martin Nowak has written, is ‟the architect of creativity throughout evolution, from cells to multicellular creatures to anthills to villages to cities.” As mankind now tries to solve new, global challenges, we must also find new ways to cooperate. The basis for this cooperation m...
A Buddhist Monk Shows “Unheard Of” Brain Activity During MeditationPublished on August 07, 2013
The forst part of this article was written by Rachel Nuwer, SmithsonianMag.com