Matthieu Ricard is a French writer, photographer, translator and Buddhist monk who resides at Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal.
Matthieu Ricard uses three types of meditation: compassion, open awareness, and analytic.
He has spent a total of 5 years in solitary meditation, largely in a remote mountain hut.
He promotes veganism and animal rights and co-founded Karuna-Shechen in 2000 with Rabjam Rinpoche.
I chose to become a Buddhist Monk over a Bio-Chemist
Matthieu Ricard is a popular name we hear when talking about Buddhism and Buddhistmonk. He is from an intellectual french family; his father is a renowned French philosopher and mother is the abstract lyrics painter and Tibetan Buddhist called nun Yahne Le Toumelin. Seems like he's following his mom's path.
After completing the PhD degree in molecular genetics at Pasteur Institute, Matthieu decided to become a .
What we think, we become - Buddha
As much as psychology itself, Buddhism is dedicated to psychological well being, and Buddha has been referred to as the first psychologist. So much so, Robert Thurman (the first ordained Tibetan Buddhist Monk from the United States) often refers to “Dr. Buddha” in many of his writings and lectures.
Dr. Buddha has been teaching the transformative nature of thought for over 2,500 years. The following quotes about the power .
There is no consensus among the different Buddhist traditions as to what constitutes the scriptures or a common canon in Buddhism.
The general belief among Buddhists is that the canonical corpus is vast.
This corpus includes the ancient Sutras organized into Nikayas or Agamas, itself the part of three basket of texts called the Tripitakas.
Each Buddhist tradition has its own collection of texts, much of which is translation of ancient Pali and Sanskrit Buddhist texts of .
During the Pre-iconic phase (5th–1st century BCE) artists were reluctant to depict the Buddha anthropomorphically, and developed sophisticated aniconic symbols to avoid doing so (even in narrative scenes where other human figures would appear).
This tendency remained as late as the 2nd century CE in the southern parts of India, in the art of the Amaravati School.
In Tibet the vast majority of surviving artworks created before the mid-20th century are dedicated to the depiction .