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."
An article in TECH Insider
An article on the Huffington Post.
An excerpts from Matthieu Ricard's book on altruism.
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...
A conversation with Buddhist monk-author Matthieu Ricard.
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.
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.
This document contains the dates of slightly more than 1,300 spiritual masters and great scholars of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as a few dates of the Indian master and thinkers from other nations. I’ve assembled these historical data from my lectures for the sole purpose of compiling an easily accessible chronological compendium. This compilatio...
Buddhism refers to a religion, a philosophy, or a mediation-based practice founded in the fifth century B.C. by Siddhârta Gautama, the first historical Buddha. A journey on the path to enlightenment.
The Seminar on "the Animal and Us" was held on 7 February 2014. Here is the articles in the French press about the event:
Matthieu Ricard was at th eWorld Economic Forum, in Davos.
Matthieu Ricard runs a meditation class at the WEF in Davos.
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...
The forst part of this article was written by Rachel Nuwer, SmithsonianMag.com
Although empathy is crucial for successful social interactions, excessive sharing of others' negative emotions may be maladaptive and constitute a source of burnout. To investigate functional neural plasticity underlying the augmentation of empathy and to test the counteracting potential of compassion, one group of participants was first traine...
Matthieu Ricard discusses the concept of eduring happiness according to the Buddhist perspective, and how the Dalai Lama embodies this skill that can be cultivated.