Matthieu Ricard


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Born in 1946, 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 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 travelled to India to meet great spiritual masters from Tibet.

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The positive aspects of having a healthy sense of self-esteem have been explained and proven in depth by the French psychiatrist Christophe André in two of his books.



According to my good friend Christophe, self-esteem “when all is said and done, is what can enable us to make the best of what we are in the present moment, depending on our environment.” Positive self-esteem facilitates resilienc...

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“We try to fix the outside so much, but our control of the outer world is limited, temporary, and often, illusory.”
Matthieu Ricard, Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill

“Meditation is not just blissing out under a mango tree. It completely changes your brain and therefore changes what you are.”
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“There is a possibility for change because all emotions are fleeting.”
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