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With Matthieu Ricard

Monday, June 15, 2015
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
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Buddhist monk, artist, and author Matthieu Ricard returns to the Rubin Museum to address the themes of his newest book, Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World. In his book Ricard argues that altruism—genuine concern for the well-being of others—could be the vital thread that answers the main challenges of our time.

A book-signing for Altruism will take place immediately after the program.

“Matthieu Ricard brings together ancient wisdom and scientific insights to put forth a truly compelling global vision for the 21st century, and his voice, his message and his wisdom are greatly needed.” — Arianna Huffington

“Matthieu Ricard is an extraordinary human being, whose luminous presence and gentle voice have a surprising effect: they compel respect for his benign view of life and make routine cynicism impossible.”—Daniel Kahneman

“Matthieu Ricard provides convincing evidence based on both careful research and personal experience that altruism is an integral part of our nature, and that a more altruistic society is not only possible, but essential if we care about the future.”— Jane Goodall

About the Speaker

Born in France in 1946, Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who left a career in cellular genetics to study Buddhism in the Himalayas over 45 years ago. As a trained scientist and Buddhist monk, he is uniquely positioned in the dialogue between East and West. He is an international best-selling author and a prominent speaker on the world stage, celebrated at the World Economic Forum at Davos and at TED where over four million people have viewed his talk on happiness.