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Matthieu Ricard

 

After training in biochemistry at the Institute Pasteur, Matthieu Ricard left science behind to move to the Himalayas and become a Buddhist monk—and to pursue happiness, both at a basic human level and as a subject of inquiry. His deep and scientifically tinged reflections on happiness and Buddhism have turned into several books, most recently Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World. He is also the founder of the Karuna-Shechen foundation, which brings medical help and education to people in Tibet, Nepal, India, and Bhutan.

 
 
  

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Articles: Can People Change?

By Matthieu Ricard | August 25, 2015

In an adaptation from his new book Altruism, Buddhist monk and bestselling author Matthieu Ricard takes on the notion that humans have a fixed nature.

 

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