Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard

February 02, 2013

Our capsule of inspiration for the week includes a new way forward for visualizing our work, fantasy, Epiphany, and the sage words of a French Buddhist monk.

October 29, 2011

The title we’ve given this week’s show, “The ‘Happiest’ Man in the World,” is slightly tongue-in-cheek. It appeared in a British newspaper after the publication of scientific study results on Matthieu Ricard’s brain. He dismisses this label and has issued many good-natured disclaimers. We’ve revived it here, however, because of the lovely way in which Matthieu Ricard fills that phrase with a whole new range of savvy, satisfying meaning.

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November 12, 2009

Fact-checking for this program leads down a puzzling path searching for a famous quote.

November 11, 2009

A series of portraits of Buddhist monks in silence from a 1966 doc by Arnaud Desjardins.

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