Matthieu Ricard

Change your Mind, Change your Brain by Matthieu Ricard

The Inner Conditions for Authentic Happiness Video by

Matthieu Ricard

French Buddhist monk talks about his interesting life in which he left his career as a scientist after getting a Ph.D. degree in molecular genetics and he went to practice Tibetan Buddhism in the Himalayas. He talks about the Tibetan Buddhist practices for achieving happiness. Since his 35 years of practicing as a Buddhist monk he has returned to the science of the mind and the brain to study happiness and presents many of the recent scientific findings.

Change your Mind Change your Brain: The Inner Conditions Matthieu Ricard Video

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If happiness is an inner state, influenced by external conditions but not dependent on them, how can we achieve it?

Ricard will examine the inner and outer that increase or diminish our of well-being, dissect the underlying mechanisms of happiness, and lead us to a way of looking at the mind itself based on his book, Happiness: A Guide to Life’s Most Important Skill and from the research in neuroscience on the effect of mind-training on the brain.

Speaker Bio: Matthieu Ricard, a gifted scientist turned Buddhist monk, is a best selling author, translator, and photographer. He has lived and studied in the Himalayas for the last 35 years.

He is the author and photographer of Tibet, An Inner Journey and Monk Dancers of Tibet and, in collaboration, the photobooks Buddhist Himalayas, Journey to Enlightenment and Motionless Journey: From a Hermitage in the Himalayas. He is the translator of numerous Buddhist texts, including The Life of Shabkar.

He has been called the “happiest person in the world” by popular media. Matthieu Ricard was a volunteer subject in a study performed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on happiness, scoring significantly above the average of hundreds of volunteers.

He co-authored a study on the of long-term meditators, including himself, who had undergone a minimum of three years retreat.

Matthieu Ricard is also an active member of the Mind and Life Institute, an organization that seeks to deepen scientific understanding of the functioning of the mind in order to reduce the inner suffering.

Matthew contributes to the study of benefits the mind training and meditation on compassion can have on the brain and is the co-signer of several scientific publications.
The humanitarian commitment The full copyright of Matthieu Ricard, and the benefits of its conferences and selling his pictures, are dedicated to the humanitarian association he created, Karuna-Shechen. Founded on the vision of “compassionate action” Karuna-Shechen has developed more than 130 educational, medical, and social in the Himalayan region for the benefit of the poorest populations.

For more information about Karuna-Shechen:

Matthieu Ricard — The Happiest Man in the World | On Being
Oct 27, 2011  —The Happiest Man in the World. A renowned Tibetan Buddhist shares his thoughts on the meaning of happiness, … Matthieu Ricard

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