matthieu ricard

matthieu ricard


2014 tedglobal:

How to let altruism be your guide

saving ourselves all comes down to altruism vs selfishness

so.. altruism is the answer.. but can it be a pragmatic solution

are we all rascals.. like hobbes said..?

good news – culture changes faster than genes

your stuff works in practice but does it work in theory

we need 3 things: 1\ enhancing cooperation 2\ sustainable harmony (not sustainable growth) 3\ caring economics

dare altruism

2004 ted:

The habits of happiness

well-being – pervades and underlies all states..

the mind translates the outer conditions to happiness and/or suffering

9 min – eudaimonia


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Matthieu Ricard (Nepali: माथ्यु रिका born 15 February 1946) is a French Buddhist monk who resides atShechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal.

Born in Aix-les-Bains, Savoie, France, he is the son of the late Jean-François Revel (born Jean-François Ricard), a renowned French philosopher. His mother is the lyrical abstractionist painter Yahne Le Toumelin. Matthieu Ricard grew up among the personalities and ideas of French intellectual circles.

He has been called the “happiest person in the world” by popular media.


altruism in the face of violence:


Matthieu at davos 2015:

12 min – bring the best of the person to the surface.. by being yourself