Matthieu Ricard


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in Aix-les-Bains, France
February 15, 1946

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Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk, trained as a molecular biologist before moving to Nepal to study Buddhism. He is the author of The Monk and the Philosopher (with his father, Jean-François Revel); The Quantum and the Lotus (with Trinh Thuan); Happiness; The Art of Meditation; Altruism: The Power of Compassion; A Plea for the Animals; and Beyond the Self: Conversations between Buddhism and Neuroscience (with Wolf Singer). He has published several books of photography, including Motionless Journey and Tibet: An Inner Journey, and is the French interpreter for the Dalai Lama.

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Good and Bad Self-Esteem 2

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 resilience a

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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.”
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“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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