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Matthieu Ricard



Matthieu Ricard, PhD, is a French Buddhist monk, author, translator, humanitarian, and photographer. He’s best known for his work on happiness, altruism, veganism, and the link between ancient wisdom and science.

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Matthieu Ricard | on Keeping a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet

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On the Path to Enlightenment: Heart Advice from the Great Tibetan Masters

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche inspired Matthieu Ricard to create this anthology by telling him that “when we come to appreciate the depth of the view of the eight great traditions [of Tibetan Buddhism] and also see that they all lead to the same goal without contradicting each other, we think, ‘Only...

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The Dalai Lama: Happiness from Within

In this essay, I discuss what enduring happiness means according to the Buddhist perspective and the ways in which the Dalai Lama embodies this enduring happiness.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWe try to fix the outside so much, but our control of the outer world is limited, temporary, and often, illusory.

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Matthieu Ricard Leads a Group Meditation

Matthieu Ricard leads the audience in a guided meditation at "Creating a Happier World: an afternoon with the Dalai Lama and friends" - organised by Action for Happiness in London on 21 Sept 2015.

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A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion

A powerful and wide-ranging indictment of the treatment of animals by humans—and an eloquent plea for animal rights. Every cow just wants to be happy. Every chicken just wants to be free. Every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as any of us humans do.

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A Plea for the Animals

This Buddhist monk's plea may change the way you think and feel about animals.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThere is a possibility for change because all emotions are fleeting.

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Matthieu Ricard on Happiness and Meditation

The Happiest Man Alive? ABC News talks with Matthieu Ricard about Happiness and Meditation.

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Highlights: Compassion Meditation

This all-day conference will bring leading scientists and educators into dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to discuss the state of current research on empathy and compassion, the scientific study of meditation practices for cultivating compassion, and the implementation of such meditation...

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