Altruism

Author: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316208213
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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.

Plaidoyer pour l altruisme

Author: Matthieu RICARD
Publisher: Nil
ISBN: 2841116395
Format: PDF
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" Rien n'est plus puissant qu'une idée dont le temps est venu. " Victor Hugo Saturés d'images violentes, confrontés à un monde en crise où semblent régner le plus souvent individualisme et cynisme, nous n'imaginons pas l'importance et la force de la bienveillance : le pouvoir de transformation positive qu'une véritable attitude altruiste peut avoir sur nos vies et, partant, sur la société tout entière. Moine bouddhiste depuis plus de quarante ans, Matthieu Ricard expérimente les vertus de l'altruisme au quotidien. Avec le sens de la pédagogie qui a fait son succès, l'auteur de Plaidoyer pour le bonheur nous démontre point par point que l'altruisme n'est ni une utopie ni un voeu pieux, mais une nécessité, voire une urgence. Et qu'il s'impose comme la solution à nos maux contemporains dans de plus en plus de domaines. Au carrefour de la philosophie, de la psychologie, des neurosciences, de l'économie, de l'écologie, ce livre est la somme d'années de recherches, de rencontres, d'expériences, d'observations et de réflexion. Lucide mais optimiste, un essai aussi passionnant que convaincant.

Happiness

Author: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316054751
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A molecular biologist turned Buddhist monk, described by scientists as "the happiest man alive," demonstrates how to develop the inner conditions for true happiness.

Happiness

Author: Frederic Lenoir
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612194419
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A huge bestseller in Europe, Frederic Lenoir’s Happiness is an exciting journey that examines how history’s greatest philosophers and religious figures have answered life’s most fundamental question: What is happiness and how do I achieve it? From the ancient Greeks on—from Aristotle, Plato, and Chuang Tzu to the Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad; from Voltaire, Spinoza, and Schopenhauer to Kant, Freud, and even modern neuroscientists—Lenoir considers the idea that true and lasting happiness is indeed possible. In clear language, Lenoir concisely surveys what the greatest thinkers of all time have had to say on the subject, and, with charming prose, raises provocative questions: · Do we have a duty to be happy? · Is there a connection between individual and collective happiness? · Is happiness contagious? · Is there a difference between pleasure and happiness? · Can unhappiness and happiness coexist? · Does our happiness depend on our luck? Understanding how civilization’s best minds have answered those questions, Lenoir suggests, not only makes for a fascinating reading experience, but also provides a way for us to see us how happiness, that most elusive of feelings, is attainable in our own lives.

Exercices spirituels pour managers

Author: Etienne Perrot
Publisher: Desclée De Brouwer
ISBN: 2220066495
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La démarche spirituelle proposée ici sinspire des Exercices spirituels de Loyola. Lenjeu en est de passer des valeurs affichées aux valeurs pratiquées, de lenfermement dans lidéologie à la liberté que provoque la confrontation à autrui. Autrui, ce nest pas simplement le visage des partenaires et collaborateurs, cest également les événements surprenants, lavenir inconnu, les contradictions du manager pris dans les incohérences de la vie des affaires.

Happiness

Author: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782396365
Format: PDF
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Although we are materially better off than ever before, surveys show that we are depressed and listless. In his revolutionary book, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is not just an emotion, but a skill that can be developed. Free of jargon, Happiness contains simple exercises that will train the mind to recognize and pursue happiness by concentrating on the fundamental things in life, and in doing so change the way we view the world.

Cap sur l esp rance

Author: Monique Durand-Wood
Publisher: Editions du Cerf
ISBN: 2204114251
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C'est de l'absence de confiance, de bonheur et d'amour que souffrent les hommes et les femmes d'aujourd'hui. C'est une crise existentielle qui paralyse le monde occidental contemporain. Où est l'espérance ? Que signifie-t-elle pour notre temps ? Comment la faire ressurgir au plus intime des êtres ? Au coeur de la misère humaine qui règne dans ces lieux de tourments que sont les hôpitaux psychiatriques, les prisons mais aussi les maisons de retraite, Monique Durand-Wood met au jour ce trésor et cette grâce que sont la force d'une vie toujours à l'oeuvre. Pourtant, de la parole des prophètes, comme Job, à la bonne nouvelle des apôtres, dont Paul, l'espérance n'est pas une utopie mais une conviction. Corps de la promesse du monde à venir. Une grande méditation pour redécouvrir la merveille de l'existence.

The Monk and the Philosopher

Author: Jean Francois Revel
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 030778701X
Format: PDF
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Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French intellectual life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up a promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism -- not as a detached observer but by immersing himself in its practice under the guidance of its greatest living masters. Meeting in an inn overlooking Katmandu, these two profoundly thoughtful men explored the questions that have occupied humankind throughout its history. Does life have meaning? What is consciousness? Is man free? What is the value of scientific and material progress? Why is there suffering, war, and hatred? Their conversation is not merely abstract: they ask each other questions about ethics, rights, and responsibilities, about knowledge and belief, and they discuss frankly the differences in the way each has tried to make sense of his life. Utterly absorbing, inspiring, and accessible, this remarkable dialogue engages East with West, ideas with life, and science with the humanities, providing wisdom on how to enrich the way we live our lives. From the Hardcover edition.

A Fearless Heart

Author: Thupten Jinpa
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069818646X
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The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary book, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us that compassion can bring us even more. Based on the landmark course in compassion training Jinpa helped create at Stanford Medical School, A Fearless Heart shows us that we actually fear compassion. We worry that if we are too compassionate with others we will be taken advantage of, and if we are too compassionate with ourselves we will turn into slackers. Using science, insights from both classical Buddhist and western psychology, and stories both from others and from his own extraordinary life, Jinpa shows us how to train our compassion muscle to relieve stress, fight depression, improve our health, achieve our goals, and change our world. Practical, spiritual, and immediately relevant, A Fearless Heart will speak to readers of The Art of Happiness and Wherever You Go, There You Are.

The Monk the Philosopher

Author: Jean-François Revel
Publisher: HarperThorsons
ISBN: 9780722536506
Format: PDF, ePub
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The most groundbreaking meeting of Eastern philosophy and Western culture to date.