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In Search of Wisdom : A Monk, a Philosopher, and a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most - Matthieu Ricard

In Search of Wisdom

A Monk, a Philosopher, and a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most

Paperback Published: 15th May 2018
ISBN: 9781683640240
Number Of Pages: 400

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In the tradition of Ricard’s bestseller The Monk and The Philosopher comes a book that explores some of humanity’s enduring philosophical questions. Invites readers into an intimate and insightful conversation between Buddhist monk and author Matthieu Ricard, philosopher Alexandre Jollien, and psychiatrist Dr. Christophe André.

About the Author

Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk and has authored several books, including The Monk and the Philosopher and The Quantum and the Lotus. He is a major participant in the research collaboration between cognitive scientists and Buddhist practitioners, spearheaded by the Dalai Lama and the Mind and Life Institute. Ricard is a noted translator and photographer, and initiates and oversees humanitarian projects in India, Tibet, and Nepal.

"In Search of Wisdom offers readers the rare delight of eavesdropping on conversations among three exceptionally thoughtful and wise beings. Covering a wide range of topics and real life situations, their engaging and penetrating observations illuminate what really matters in our lives, what truly benefits human beings. Christophe Andr , Alexandre Jollien, and Matthieu Ricard could not be better companions on this journey of discovery. Highly recommended." --Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening

"It is rare that old friends with such different life trajectories can come together in deep conversation and give rise to a resource of such honesty, depth, and benefit to others. But this mutual exploration of meaning and embodiment in the face of the human condition at its most challenging and also at its best is exactly that kind of emergence. This rich and nuanced conversation has the potential to leave you more awake and more connected to your own unique beauty and longing, and more inspired to practice as if your very life and the well-being of the world depended on it--which of course they do." --Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living and founder of MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)

"Reading this extraordinary book is like being present for a fascinating and profound conversation with three brilliant, wise, and large-hearted people. It is delightfully stimulating for the mind, plus full of soulful and practical suggestions for a happier and more loving life. Wow. Highly recommended." --Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

"In the Sufi tradition, the singular reality we call God is often named the Beloved, sometimes the Friend. By extension, Sufi teachers and their students dwell together in an unusual 'friendship, ' cultivated through an intimate form of conversation called sobhet. What I love most about In Search of Wisdom is the fragrance of friendship of the authors, the quality of conversation that arises from the seedbed of their companionship, and the openhearted invitation they offer us to sit around the hearth and join with them in an exploration of what it means to be human." --Saki Santorelli, EDD, MA, author of Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine

ISBN: 9781683640240
ISBN-10: 1683640241
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 15th May 2018
Publisher: Sounds True Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48

Matthieu Ricard


About the Author


Born in France in 1946 as the son of French philosopher Jean-François Revel and artist Yahne Le Toumelin, Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, author, translator, and photographer. He first visited India in 1967 where he met great spiritual masters from Tibet. After completing his Ph.D. degree in cell genetics in 1972, he moved to the Himalayan region where he has been living for the past 45 years.

He is an international best-selling author and a prominent speaker on the world stage, celebrated at the World Economic Forum at Davos, forums at the United Nations, and ad TED where his talks on happiness and altruism have been viewed by over seven million people. He is a charismatic figure who has captured the minds and hearts of people all over the world.

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