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Matthieu Ricard

'World's Happiest Man' Has A Plea For Treating Animals With Compassion

The Huffington Post | Jay Shetty | Posted 10.27.2016 | Religion

Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is asking for people to be more compassionate toward animals. Ricard has spent 10 years discussing the habits o...

Talking Religion in Davos: Faith in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Frank Fredericks | Posted 03.30.2017 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

This year at the World Economic Forum, I had the profound privilege of joining faith leaders to discuss Modern Faith, exploring what religion may look like as we continue deeper into the 21st Century.

12 Buddhist Books To Read On Your Path To Enlightenment

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.01.2016 | Religion

Buddhism is one of the world's oldest religions. Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, later known as the Buddha, circa the 5th century BCE, Buddhism outline...

Robots Will Never Replace Humanity, Buddhist Monk Explains

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.22.2016 | Technology

The robots are coming! But while that may freak some business leaders out, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard isn't worried about the future of mankind, be...

Exercise Your Philanthropic Brain

John E. Kobara | Posted 11.24.2016 | Impact
John E. Kobara

The more we test our biases, certainties and assumptions by directly experiencing our feelings and expressing our compassion, the more we energize our philanthropic brains.

Daily Meditation: Altruism

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.12.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Carolyn Gregoire

Why This Scientist And Buddhist Monk Is Calling For An 'Altruism Revolution'

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.17.2015 | Religion

Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives. As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the pre...

A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama -- Global Compassion Education

Emily Hine | Posted 07.03.2016 | Impact
Emily Hine

While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: Let's give His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world.

The Why And How Of Altruism: A Conversation With Matthieu Ricard (All Together Podcast)

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.19.2016 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Why do we do good and is there a way we can do more of it?

The Science of Altruism (VIDEO)

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 05.29.2016 | Impact
Matthieu Ricard

You will not get altruism just by wishing for it. You need to train. You can do it twenty minutes a day, and you can do it a few seconds every hour. You stop, you look around, and whomever you see, you say, "May that person be happy. May that person flourish."

How Buddhist Monks Are Helping Those Displaced By Nepal's Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.30.2015 | Religion

Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless by Nepal's devastating earthquake on Saturday, but a fraction of these have found temporary shelte...

Our Obsession With Studying Happiness Is Actually Making Us Less Happy

Quartz | Noah Berlatsky | Posted 01.13.2016 | World

Every morning before meetings began at the 2014 World Economic Forum at Davos, attendees had a chance to meditate with Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist mon...

Caring Mindfulness

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Matthieu Ricard

The practice of mindfulness, based in particular on the method of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and has become immensely successful.

Towards Sustainable Harmony: An Altruistic Approach

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Matthieu Ricard

In order to create and maintain this harmony, we must reduce the rampant consumption that takes place in rich countries on one hand, and, on the other, lift a billion people out of poverty. Is it useful to have a rich and all-powerful nation populated by unhappy people?

Let Altruism Be Your Guide: TED Talk

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthieu Ricard

Excepts From My Latest TED Talk WATCH We have an extraordinary potential for goodness but also an immense power to do harm. Any tool can be used...

Altruism in the Face of Violence

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion
Matthieu Ricard

At a time of worldwide challenges, altruism is an ever-more-urgent necessity. Whether we pursue a spiritual path or not, the first task we have to set for ourselves is to become better human beings.

The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.

Why A Monk, A Neuroscientist And A Movie Star Are Giving Advice To The Business Elite

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living

In addition to the usual suspects at Davos -- heads of state, Nobel laureates, CEOs and media titans -- the 2014 World Economic Forum annual meeting f...

The One Thing Everyone Wants More Than Anything

Steve McSwain | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

What is happiness? And where is it found? And further still, if we found it, how would we know that what we found is actually it?

We Weren't Born Selfish

Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion

ALTRUISM – Forget everything you have been taught, because Matthieu Ricard is here to teach you a new way of interpreting the human being. A French ...

Two Ways to Transform Your Thoughts

Steve McSwain | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

When you complain that "____________ never listens to me," maybe what you're really saying is, "I don't listen to me."

3 Ways to Better Control Your Mind and Thoughts

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

Descartes, father of modern philosophy, pointed to both the distinguishing characteristic of human beings and to the biggest curse of human beings when he made his famous statement, "I think. Therefore, I am."

Cara Santa Maria

On Science And Religion: A Buddhist Monk's Perspective

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.16.2012 | Science

As an atheist, I do not believe in god. Neither does Dr. Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk who earned his PhD in cellular genetics and currently lives ...

WATCH: The Happiest Man Alive Talks Meditation And Mood

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, often called the happiest man alive, recently sat down with ABC News's Dan Harris to discuss happiness clichés, the be...

Watch The Happiest Man In The World

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Watch Buddhist monk, photographer and author Matthieu Ricard speak about the habits of happiness at the annual TED conference:...