Contemplating happiness with Matthieu Ricard

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 to nurture compassion. He says it’s too late to be pessimistic about the world.

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