Matthieu Ricard

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

• <b>Matthieu Ricard is a Tibetan Buddhist monk and Dalai Lama associate who became globally renowned for his bestselling books and popular presentations on happiness.</b>• <b><br>He (unwillingly) gained the title of "happiest man in the world" from the Western press due to the level of brain activity registered in</b> …

Self-improvement

How to Start Meditating and Make It Part of Your Daily Routine

This popular trend in Silicon Valley and Wall Street is also backed by science.<p><b>Over the last several years, meditation has surged in popularity in Wall Street and Silicon Valley.</b>• <b><br>Even though it's trendy, it's still a scientifically proven way to alleviate stress.</b>• <b><br>Apps like Headspace are useful for</b> …

Meditation

2 Simple Buddhist Techniques for Amplifying Positive Feelings and Softening Negative Moods

In this article, I’m going to share two powerful, little-known Eastern techniques to help you amplify emotional highs and keep warm when you’re …

Buddhism

A Walmart executive who sold his 1st startup for $6 million, 2nd startup for $550 million and 3rd startup for $3+ billion reveals how to become wildly successful

• <b>Marc Lore is the president and CEO of Walmart eCommerce in the US.</b>• <b><br>He founded Quidsi and sold it to Amazon in 2011 for over $500 million. Then he founded Jet.com and sold that to Walmart in 2016 for $3 billion and stock. His first startup was acquired for $6 million.</b>• <b><br>Lore says radical transparency,</b> …

Startups

Brief Teachings

Are You Ready for Things to Get Real?<p>Zen Master Dogen, the great founder of Soto Zen, alludes to a fable concerning a man named Seiko, who was …

Buddhism

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

• <b>I sat down with Matthieu Ricard, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who found himself famous among the TED Talk set and reluctantly decided to use the spotlight to share teachings.</b>• <b><br>He said meeting with powerful people taught him that "success" should not be defined solely by influence, but by "personal</b> …

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

• <b>Matthieu Ricard, 71, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk who has been practicing meditation since his 20s.</b>• <b><br>Ricard has used his unlikely fame to teach others how to hone what he calls the "skill" of happiness.</b>• <b><br>He recommends everyone try compassion meditation, in which you focus on feelings of altruistic love</b> …

Psychology

How former Gilt Groupe CEO Susan Lyne took down Patty Hearst, took over Martha Stewart's empire while she was in prison, and now empowers women entrepreneurs

• <b>Susan Lyne is the president of BBG Ventures, a fund for early-stage startups that have at least one female founder.</b>• <b><br>Before BBG, she led Gilt Groupe, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, ABC Entertainment, and a movie magazine.</b>• <b><br>She says to have a multifaceted career like hers, you can't be afraid to fail.</b><p>She …

Success

Tricycle's Meditation App Roundup

Table of Contents<p>Muse: The Brain-Sensing Headband <br>Zentered <br>Mind <br>Spire <br>Pause <br>Imagine Clarity <br>Equanimity <br>Stop, Breathe, & Think <br>The Mindfulness App …

Meditation

Here's A Bunch Of Books To Read

So after less than two weeks it is pretty clear that 2018 will be at best just as bad as 2017, and that is at best. Let’s be honest, it’s going to …

Books

Happy New Year from Matthieu Ricard

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

Buddhism

3 Simple Ways to Make It a Happy New Year

<b>“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” ~Audrey Hepburn</b><p>Happiness and its pursuit fascinate me.<p>Like most …

Self-improvement

The Buddhist monk and author Matthieu Ricard may be the world's "happiest man," according to science

.<p><b>Matthieu Ricard was born into an intellectual French family; his mother was an abstract painter and his father a philosopher.</b>• <b><br>After earning a doctorate in molecular genetics at the Pasteur Institute, he moved to the Himalayas and became a Buddhist monk.</b>• <b><br>In addition to 50 years of practicing as a</b> …

Psychology

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 …

Buddhism

What Connects Psychopaths, Altruists And Us All: An Interview With The Author Of 'The Fear Factor'

The must-read brain books of 2017 included an exploration of an emotion rooted so deeply in all living species, it’s arguably the most basic of emotions. <i>The Fear Factor</i> traces the origins of fear and its connectivity across species, most especially how it connects all of us—from the far poles of …

Psychology

The Atlantic Daily: Malady and Cure

A massive derailment in Washington State, Trump’s “National Security Strategy,” the new Star Wars movie, and more<p>What We’re Following<p><b>Fatal Wreck:</b> A high-speed Amtrak train carrying 78 passengers and five crew members derailed south of Tacoma, Washington, leaving cars dangling from an overpass and …

Buddhism

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>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 transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Long-form Journalism

How to Love Someone, Even If You Don't Really Like Them | Heleo

“It doesn’t mean that you’ll give them money or spend time with them. But there’s that sense of connection.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Why love is not just</i> …

Mind

Rediscover Your Altruism With These 10 Books - Signature Reads

Buddhist monk, cell biologist, and bestselling author Ricard truly believes the foundation of happiness is caring for ourselves and others. Drawing on such wide-ranging influences as poetry, philosophy, and scientific research, he’s assembled a handbook to help us achieve this “presents” of …

Culture

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” …

Buddhism

John Bromley

John Bromley strives to create a “culture of giving” in Canada.<p>The 39-year-old entrepreneur has founded three successful charitable giving and …

Vancouver

How Do We Know What’s True?

<i>Janna R. White & Wendy Hasenkamp—</i><p>In May 2016 the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> published an interactive online tool called “Blue Feed, Red Feed” that allowed …

Buddhism

Half a century in the Himalayas, by Matthieu Ricard

Until mid-Februay 2018, the famous Parisian bookstore & gallery La Hune is hosting an exhibition by Matthieu Ricard. A Buddhist monk, Lumix …

Photographie

7 Simple Ways to Spread Kindness

As children, our parents tell us to make up for misbehaving by doing something nice for someone. As adults, we help friends move into a new house; we …

Happiness

What the Animals Taught

Roger Jackson Yetunde reviews <i>Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination</i> by Reiko Ohnuma. From the Winter 2017 issue of</i> …

Buddhism

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

Globalism 3.0

For the dharma, globalism has been good—very good. One morning, you might read in the <i>New York Times</i> about the Dalai Lama’s latest speaking tour. A …

Buddhism

10 TED Talks That Will Transform How You Think and Inspire Your Life

TED talks include some of the most powerful and revolutionary ideas of the 21st century.<p>It’s the kind of information that can absolutely shatter …

Professional Development

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 …

Restaurants