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 in the world,” he advises us in the ways to...more
Matthieu used his teachings as a monk to help show why meditation can help improve ones life and exactly what it is. He also talks about how meditation needs ...more
I was amazed by the sheer amount of instruction this book contains. Matthieu Ricard makes a complete effort that addresses basically any question a beginner may have with what ...more
So I had been exposed by teachings and readings, attending to meditation retreats, and there have been a numerous meditative practice instructions, some detailed to some extent and others that I have just heard but not being trained for. Still, I ...more
"Tự do có nghĩa là làm chủ được chính mình. Điều đó không phải là làm tất cả những gì ta hứng lên muốn làm, mà là thoát được ra khỏi sự trói buộc của những điều ...more
- necesitás un maestro, un instructor, un "alguien" que te dé los primeros empujoncitos;
- con la cantidad de páginas que hay que leer, pensé, tan esotérico es... meditar?
- altas posibilidades de que existiera material (vulgo: páginas) de relleno;
- el autor tiene la capacidad de simplificar (un atributo que escasea en occidente, o por estos sures) complejas ideas y presentarlas en tranquilos párrafos en estilo cartesiano;
- y no sé si es una virtud, pero Matthie ...more
The content is deeply rooted in Buddhist tradition, but Ricard pointedly addresses a non-Buddhist audience here, eschews digression into the history or other teachings of Buddhism, and keeps crystalline focus on meditation as a ...more
Nice as a summary or reminder for someone already involved in meditation. Won't be so useful for someone who has never meditated in practice before. MR writes simply and elegantly.
The son of French philosopher Jean-François Revel and artist Yahne Le Toumelin, Matthieu 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 ...more