Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World

Category: Book
By (author): Ricard, Matthieu
Subject:  PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
  RELIGION / Buddhism / General (see also PHILOSOPHY / Buddhist)
  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Published: June 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.50in
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From The Publisher*A careful, detailed, hard-nosed assessment of what is needed both for individual happiness and for the welfare of the planet.... This book is so rich, so diverse...that it is best kept as an inspiring resource to be consulted over many years. Wall Street Journal Matthieu Ricard, author of the international bestseller Happiness, makes the passionate case for altruism-genuine concern for the well-being of others. Presenting a vision based on decades of firsthand experience and scientific studies, Matthieu Ricard illuminates how altruism can answer the main challenges of our time: economic inequality, life satisfaction, and environment sustainability. In this riveting book, he champions the cultivation of altruistic love as the best means for simultaneously benefitting ourselves and our global society, and offers readers practical and inspiring ways to develop their potential for compassion. There's an altruism revolution underway, and it just may be the saving grace for the 21st century.
Biographical NoteBorn in France, Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who left a career in cellular genetics to study Buddhism in the Himalayas over forty-five years ago. He is an internationally bestselling author whose previous books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Ricard is celebrated at the World Economic Forum at Davos and at TED, where more than seven million people have viewed his talks. He lives in Nepal and devotes much of his time to humanitarian projects in Tibet, India, and Nepal.