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Altruism - by Matthieu Ricard (Paperback)

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  • The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism -- and why we need it now more than ever.
  • About the Author: Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, an author, translator, and photographer.
  • 864 Pages
  • Self Improvement, Personal Growth

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The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism -- and why we need it now more than ever.

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 saving grace of the 21st century. It is, he believes, the vital thread that can answer the main challenges of our time: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long term.

Ricard's message has been taken up by major economists and thinkers, including Dennis Snower, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, and George Soros. Matthieu Ricard makes a robust and passionate case for cultivating altruistic love and compassion as the best means for simultaneously benefitting ourselves and our society. It's a fresh outlook on an ardent struggle -- and one that just might make the world a better place.



About the Author



Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, an author, translator, and photographer. He has lived, studied, and worked in the Himalayan region for over forty years. The son of French philosopher Jean-François Revel and artist Yahne Le Toumelin, Matthieu was born in France in 1946 and grew up among the personalities and ideas of Paris' intellectual and artistic circles. He earned a Ph.D. degree in cell genetics at the renowned Institut Pasteur under the Nobel Laureate Francois Jacob.

In 1967, he traveled to India to meet great spiritual masters from Tibet. After completing his doctoral thesis in 1972, he decided to concentrate on Buddhist studies and practice. Since then, he has lived in India, Bhutan, and Nepal and studied with some of the greatest teachers of that tradition. He is the author of several books including The Monk and the Philosopher, a dialogue with his father; The Quantum and the Lotus, a dialogue with the astrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan; Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill; and Why Meditate? His books have been translated into over twenty languages.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.7 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 864
Genre: Self Improvement
Sub-Genre: Personal Growth
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Matthieu Ricard
Language: English
Street Date: June 14, 2016
TCIN: 51126361
UPC: 9780316208239
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-8280
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.7 inches length x 5.4 inches width x 8.2 inches height
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