Matthieu Ricard is the author of the new book, Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World. Buddhist monk; PhD in cellular genetics; founder of Karuna-Shechen, a humanitarian organization that’s completed 140 projects in the Himalayan region; active in scientific research on effects of meditation on the brain; and author of many other books; accomplished photographer. His TED talk on happiness viewed nearly six million times. http://www.matthieuricard.org.
Sometimes called the "happiest man in the world," Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, author and photographer. He is one of the most inspired thinkers of our time, integrating ancient wisdom into modern life.
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. Achieving happiness, he has come to believe, requires the same kind of effort and mind training that any other serious pursuit involves.
This video is a snippet of Matthieu, in conversation with Loic Le Meur and Soren Gordhamer.