Matthieu Ricard

Living Lighter with Less

We all need to have roofs over our heads and enough food and comfort to stay in good health. And we should do whatever is necessary to come to the …

Matthieu Ricard

The Path to Altruism

SHECHEN, NEPAL – “Cooperation,” the Harvard University biologist Martin Nowak has written, is “the architect of creativity throughout evolution, from …

Cost-benefit Analysis

5 Books to Reduce Stress and Improve Your Mental Well-Being

Matthieu Ricard<p>Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist Monk who used to be a neuroscientist. He is known to be ‘<i>The happiest man in the world’.</i> His book, <i>Happiness,</i> looks at the convincing scientific research on how you can change your own well-being, physical health, and mood through meditation and living …

Mindfulness

Ideas about Mental health

Video playlists about Mental health<p>All kinds of minds<p>9 talks • 2h 12m<p>These powerful stories shatter preconceived notions about mental illness, and …

Mental Health

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's Last Teaching

<i>“Even if death were to fall upon you today like lightning, you must be ready to die without sadness and regret, without any residue of clinging for</i> …

Meditation

Pain: The Search for Relief

Burning. Shooting. Stabbing. Sometimes the cause is unknown. Sometimes it begins as the result of an injury. Whatever form it takes, chronic pain …

Pain

The 'world's happiest man' reveals the secret to happiness takes only 20 minutes a day

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has got the answers...<p>According to scientists and Google, the world's happiest man is a Tibetan Buddhist monk named …

Self-improvement

My Hero: Moby on Matthieu Ricard

Left-field pop icon Moby is back with his latest album, Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt. We asked him to tell us more about one of his big …

Meditation

Happiness project: Balancing mind, body and soul

In 2014, it created a stir when a Buddhist monk from a Tibetan monastery taught mindful meditation to the movers and shakers of the World Economic …

Meditation

The Beginningless News Cycle: Week of March 16, 2018

Nothing is permanent, so everything is precious. Here’s a selection of some happenings—fleeting or otherwise—in the Buddhist world this week.<p><b>Kids Are</b> …

Sri Lanka

From Sonia Gandhi and Kamal Haasan to PV Sindhu and Sabyasachi

A wrap up of India Today Conclave 2018's day 1 that took place in Mumbai yesterday. Here's who said what.

India

Our mind is our best friend and also our worst enemy, says Matthieu Ricard

The mood changed instantly from sombre to upbeat as the song " if you're happy and you know it, clap your hands" played on, as Matthieu Ricard, a …

Self-improvement

Altruistic love is the most supreme emotion, says Matthieu Ricard

At the India Today Conclave 2018--held in Mumbai, during a session moderated by Koel Purie Rinchet--Matthieu Ricard, who is a Buddhist Monk from …

Happiness

Inside the Spring 2018 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly

The Spring 2018 issue of Buddhadharma is available now. Preview the magazine contents and sample articles.The post Inside the Spring 2018 issue of …

Meditation

Donald Trump to face mixed welcome at WEF Davos 2018

Donald Trump is expected to tout the booming US economy and measures like his recent tax overhaul, while criticizing trade practices that he sees as …

Donald Trump

Government shutdown threatens Trump's trip to the World Economic Forum

President Trump's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is officially on hold due to the government shutdown, White House spokesman …

World Economic Forum

In 2018, Let’s Be Altruistic.

<b>To have true concern for others, we must seriously think about future generations.</b><p><b>In 2018, being altruistic is what could save us and our planet.</b><p>Most of the time, the majority of 7 billion human beings conduct themselves decently toward one another. There are always some violent horrors happening …

Buddhism

A day in the life of 'the happiest man in the world' — a Buddhist monk who wakes at dawn to watch the sunrise, owns only a few pieces of clothing, and spends hours wishing happiness for others

The life of a typical Tibetan Buddhist monk involves detachment from chaotic modernity, spent primarily in monasteries in the mountains. Matthieu Ricard is not a typical monk.<p>Born in France in 1946 to prominent parents, his father a philosopher and his mother a painter, Ricard received his PhD in …

Self-improvement

Meditation is taking over Wall Street and Silicon Valley — here's how to start a daily habit

At this point, it's nearly impossible to escape the buzzwords "mindfulness" and "meditation."<p>Silicon Valley executives like Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey are going on Buddhist meditation retreats, high-end spas in big cities are installing "meditation pods," meditation app Headspace has raised …

Meditation

This Monk Has Gone Viral as the "Happiest Man Alive"—Here's His #1 Lesson

While there's no pre-approved happiness scale, it's safe to say that Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has us beat. As Business Insider reports, …

Happiness

3 lessons I learned from the Tibetan monk who works with the Dalai Lama and went viral as 'the happiest man alive'

Matthieu Ricard is not someone who uses spirituality as a way to get famous — in fact, learning to accept the fame that's been given to him and use it as an opportunity for good was turning point.<p>Ricard, 71, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk who moved to the Himalayas from France in his 20s and became a …

Self-improvement

The Buddhist monk who went viral as 'the happiest man in the world' says you can learn to meditate in 5 minutes at a time

"Mindfulness" may be a buzzword and meditation a fad across both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, but that certainly doesn't mean they are worth ignoring.<p>We recently spoke with Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It" around the launch of his new …

Self-improvement

3 steps to happiness, according to a Buddhist monk

Matthieu Ricard is not someone who uses spirituality as a way to get famous — in fact, learning to accept the fame that's been given to him and use …

Happiness

Happy New Year from Matthieu Ricard

"Let Love and Compassion flow from your hearts..." Happy New Year! A message from Matthieu Ricard...

Buddhism

What Neuroscience Can Learn from Buddhism

Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the …

Meditation

Review: “Beyond the Self”

We review "Beyond the Self: Conversations Between Buddhism and Neuroscience" by Matthieu Ricard and Wolf Singer.The post Review: “Beyond the Self” …

Meditation

Half a century in the Himalayas, by Matthieu Ricard

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The secrets of a happy life from Matthieu Ricard - the happiest person in the world

Everyone is in the proverbial path of pursuing happiness. Some look for it in money, some in material goods, others in success, yet some others in …

Happiness

Are Buddhists Vegetarians?

All Buddhists are not vegetarians, and Buddhist texts do not unanimously condemn the consumption of meat. Certain sutras of the Great Vehicle, the Mahayana, however, do so unequivocally. An example is the <i>Lankavatara Sutra,</i> which states: “So as not to become a source of terror, bodhisattvas …

Buddhism

Chef Ludo Lefebvre On the Perks of Dining Alone

And where you should do it for yourself.<p>The Burgundy-born, Los Angeles–based chef keeps Petit Trois and Trois Mec on the short list of strip-mall L.A. restaurants by sweating every detail, from his sauces to the soundtrack. When he’s on the road, Ludo Lefebvre is constantly taking mental …

Food & Dining