Matthieu Ricard on Compassion – Aspen Ideas Festival

Program & Research Council member Matthieu Ricard is at the Aspen Ideas Festival and sat down with genConnect for a brief interview on compassion. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

Mind and Life XXII: Preparations for a rich dialogue

delhi-premeeting01Luminaries from varied backgrounds came together today in New Delhi in advance of Mind and Life XXII: The Effects of Contemplative Practice on Human Biology and Behaviour. This conference should prove groundbreaking, even for Mind and Life, due to the range of rich traditions in dialogue.  As always, there will be neuroscientists, philosophers, and Buddhist […]

Why Meditate?

What is Meditation? Meditation is a practice that makes it possible to cultivate and develop certain basic positive human qualities in the same way as other forms of training make it possible to play a musical instrument or acquire any other skill. Among several Asian words that translate as “meditation” in English are bhavana from […]

Interview with Matthieu Ricard – Upaya Newsletter

Meditate Yourself Better: Interview with Matthieu Ricard by Curtis Abraham The Buddhist monk and author of The Art of Meditation explains how meditation improves mind and body alike, and how altruism could transform economics. How did you become involved in the science of meditation? Ricard: The Dalai Lama often describes Buddhism as being, above all, […]

ML XX – Day 2

Session 3 “What are the recent most important findings from economic research which help us to understand how cooperation, how decision-making and prosocial behavior work?” This is how Gert Scobel of 3sat opened the introduction to Session 3 on Day 2. Lord Richard Layard of the London School of Economics, after discussing different situations where […]

ML XX – Day 1

After watching a great first day, I have taken some notes to share with the rest of you out there – enjoy! Session 1 Introductory remarks by Adam Engle, CEO and co-founder of the Mind & Life Institute, kicked off ML XX: Altruism and Compassion in Economics Systems. Rektor Andreas Fischer – the President of […]

Sunday, April 5, 2009

matthieuIt is nightime here in Dharamsala and the meeting is at its maximum potential energy. The guests have all arrived and gathered this evening for an inaugural dinner. As we gathered outside on the veranda of the Chodor House to greet our guests, an enormous windstorm kicked up moving northward towards the Himalaya whose snow-capped […]