Matthieu Ricard, world-renowned author, scientist, humanitarian, and Buddhist monk, and Laurie Anderson, multi-disciplinary artist extraordinaire, discuss ideas from Matthieu’s newest book, A Plea for the Animals, as well as from his seminal text, Altruism. According to Matthieu, every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as we do, and compassion toward Shambhala Publications Scaledall beings, including our fellow animals, is the direction toward which any enlightened society must aspire. Don’t miss what promises to be a fascinating discussion between two of our era’s most brilliant and fascinating figures as they explore altruism in action and the imperative to treat all creatures with respect and compassion. Note: Generously sponsored by Shambhala Publications.
Lecture, Conversation, Guided Meditation, Q&A, and Booksigning