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  • The Art of Happinessby Matthieu Ricard

    Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 5.99

    Although we are materially better off than ever before, surveys show that we are depressed and listless. In his revolutionary book, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is not just an emotion, but a skill that can be developed. Free of mumbo jumbo, The Art of Happiness contains twenty-minute exercises to train the mind to recognize... more...

  • Why Meditate?by Matthieu Ricard

    Hay House 2010; US$ 15.95

    Why meditate? On what? And how ? In his latest book Why Meditate? —an instant bestseller in the author’s native France— Matthieu Ricard aims to answer these very questions. As a molecular geneticist turned Buddhist monk, Ricard brings a wholly unique perspective to the practice of meditation. Often referred to as “the happiest man... more...

  • Happinessby Matthieu Ricard

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 5.99

    Although we are materially better off than ever before, surveys show that we are depressed and listless. In his revolutionary book, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is not just an emotion, but a skill that can be developed. Free of jargon, Happiness contains simple exercises that will train the mind to recognize and pursue happiness... more...

  • Altruismby Matthieu Ricard

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    In Happiness , Matthieu Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness and compassion for others. Now he turns his lens from the personal to the global, with a rousing argument that altruism - genuine concern for the well-being of others - could be the... more...

  • Journey to Enlightenmentby Matthieu Ricard

    Shambhala 2016; US$ 8.99

    An inspiring portrait of one of the great spiritual leaders of the twentieth century, this book follows Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in his travels to Tibet, Bhutan, India, and Nepal, revisiting important places from his past. His birthplace in eastern Tibet, the monastery of Shechen that he entered at age eleven, the retreat grounds where he spent years... more...

  • A Plea for the Animalsby Matthieu Ricard

    Shambhala 2016; US$ 25.99

    Every cow just wants to be happy. Every chicken just wants to be free. Every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as any of us humans do. In a compelling appeal to reason and human kindness, Matthieu Ricard here takes the arguments from his best-sellers Altruism and Happiness to their logical conclusion: that compassion... more...

  • On the Path to Enlightenmentby Matthieu Ricard

    Shambhala 2013; US$ 17.99

    Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche inspired Matthieu Ricard to create this anthology by telling him that "when we come to appreciate the depth of the view of the eight great traditions [of Tibetan Buddhism] and also see that they all lead to the same goal without contradicting each other, we think, ?Only ignorance can lead us to adopt a sectarian view.?" Ricard... more...

  • The Great Medicine That Conquers Clinging to the Notion of Realityby Shechen Rabjam; Matthieu Ricard

    Shambhala 2007; US$ 18.99

    In these inspiring teachings on how to open the heart, a contemporary Tibetan Buddhist master shows us how to change our self-centered attitude and develop concern for the well-being of others. He teaches that when we acknowledge our own wish for happiness, we realize that all beings wish for the same. With a broader perspective, we can develop the... more...

  • The Life of Shabkarby Matthieu Ricard; Dalai Lama

    Shambhala 2001; US$ 48.99

    The Life of Shabkar has long been recognized by Tibetans as one of the masterworks of their religious heritage. Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol devoted himself to many years of meditation in solitary retreat after his inspired youth and early training in the province of Amdo under the guidance of several extraordinary Buddhist masters. With determination... more...

  • The Quantum and the Lotusby Matthieu Ricard; Trinh Xuan Thuan

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00

    Matthieu Ricard trained as a molecular biologist, working in the lab of a Nobel prize?winning scientist, but when he read some Buddhist philosophy, he became drawn to Buddhism. Eventually he left his life in science to study with Tibetan teachers, and he is now a Buddhist monk and translator for the Dalai Lama, living in the Shechen monastery near... more...