Matthieu Ricard left a career in cellular genetics to study Buddhism in the Himalayas. He is now a Buddhist monk, a noted TED speaker, a humanitarian, and an international best-selling author.
Sometimes called the “happiest man in the world,” Ricard’s scientific collaborations and extensive contemplative studies have demonstrated that achieving positive states of consciousness, such as happiness, compassion, and fearlessness, requires the same effort and mind training involved with any other serious pursuit. This training can help lead us beyond the self into a deep engagement with the world around us.
In this talk Ricard explores the global movement for a more compassionate world, incorporating recent research featured in his new book, Beyond the Self: Conversations Between Buddhism and Neuroscience. He is joined by special guest Richard Gere.
Meet the Teachers
Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who left a career in cellular genetics ...
Richard Gere is an internationally renowned actor, activist, and philanthropi ...
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Global Compassion On Demand