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Matthieu Ricard

Autor, pesquisador, ativista humanitário e monge budista

Matthieu Ricard, humanitarian and Buddhist monk, is an international best-selling author and a prominent speaker on the world stage, celebrated at the World Economic Forum at Davos, the NGH forums at the United Nations, and at TED where nearly six million people have viewed his talk on happiness. http://youtube/vbLEf4HR74E.

For more than two decades, Ricard has been at the forefront of the movement where neuroscience and meditation intersect, leading the dialogue between western science and the contemplative traditions.

His newest book, A Plea for the Animals, (2016, Shambhala Books) is now available with endorsements from Jane Goodall and Peter Singer, among others.

His previous book, Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World, is currently is in its seventh printing in France, was published in the U.S. in 2015 and recently released in paperback. During his book tour in the U.S., he gave public talks at Facebook, LinkedIn, Huffington Post Live and was interviewed on PBS with Tavis Smiley. His talk at TED Global in Rio "How to Let Altruism be Your Guide" has been viewed by over 1.6 million - http://youtu.be/_p_GKCr8rq8

He is the author of several best selling books: The Monk and the Philosopher, a book of dialogues with his father, the French philosopher Jean-François Revel, The Quantum and the Lotus, a dialogue with the astrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan and Happiness, A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill, and Why Meditate? His books have been translated into twenty languages.Altruism is in its seventh printing in France and has been covered in English by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider and elsewhere.

In collaboration with Imagine Clarity, he will soon launch a new version of his guided meditation app in English and in French.

Born in France in 1946, as the son of French philosopher Jean-François Revel and artist Yahne Le Toumelin, Ricard grew up among the personalities and ideas of Paris’ intellectual and artistic circles. He earned a Ph.D degree in cellular genetics at the Institute Pasteur under the Nobel Laureate Francois Jacob.

In 1967, Ricard travelled to India in 1967 to meet the spiritual masters from Tibet. After completing his doctoral thesis in 1972, he decided to forsake his scientific career and concentrate on Buddhist contemplative practice. Since then, he has lived in India, Bhutan and Nepal with some of the greatest living teachers of that tradition.

For more than four decades, he has been photographing the landscapes and the people of the Himalayans. He is the author and photographer of Buddhist Himalayas, Journey to Enlightenment (The Spirit of Tibet in paperback), Tibet: An Inner Journey, Motionless Journey, and Bhutan, Land of Peace. He also translated several books from Tibetan into English and French.

Ricard devotes all the proceeds of his books and much of his time to over 140 humanitarian projects in the Himalayan region. He lives at Shechen Monastery in Nepal.
www.karuna-shechen.org and www.matthieuricard.org
Matthieu Ricard

'A revolução mindfulness deve andar junto com a revolução altruísta'

Quando a mente está agitada e confusa, quando a nossa percepção da realidade é altamente distorcida por pensamentos primitivos como o ódio, o desejo, a inveja e a arrogância, o sofrimento surge. A mindfulness pode ser uma maravilhosa ferramenta que nos ajuda a perceber quando esses pensamentos destrutivos surgem e impedir que invadam ainda mais as nossas mentes.
12/05/2015 12:14 -03
Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard: 'Nascemos para ser bons uns com os outros'

Uma educação sábia deve destacar a interdependência que reina entre as pessoas, animais e o nosso meio ambiente. Ao sermos ensinados a pôr mais ênfase na cooperação do que na concorrência, e no carinho em vez da indiferença, as crianças estarão melhor preparadas para contribuírem para uma sociedade mais altruísta.
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