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Matthieu Ricard

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 04.24.2015 | 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 04.30.2015 | 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 03.12.2015 | 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: ...