Books by Matthieu Ricard

Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Fascinating, if a source of as many questions as answers, and essential fuel for any discussion of the rights of animals."
Buddhist philosopher Ricard (Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World, 2015, etc.) examines the fraught relationship between humans and animals, proposing a new ethic to govern it. Read full book review >
ALTRUISM by Matthieu Ricard
Released: June 2, 2015

"Inspirational in all the right ways but a challenge to get through it all."
An overlong but vigorous gloss on the Dalai Lama's famous remark, "My religion is kindness." Read full book review >
Released: April 7, 2015

"An intriguing report on unusual objectives pursued through outreach and debate."
Proceedings from the 2010 Mind & Life Institute conference, featuring dialogue with the Dalai Lama. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"A useful exploration that suffers from its own lack of organization."
A study of the intersections between the teachings of Buddhism and the tenets of modern science. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 15, 1999

"From the ever philosophical French, a rare public display of abstract ideas in lively motion. (Author tour)"
At the hands of noted French philosopher Revel (Democracy Against Itself: The Fate of the Democratic Impulse, 1993, etc.) and his son, a Tibetan monk, Ricard (Journey to Enlightenment, not reviewed), the age-old debate between reason and faith receives an intriguing twist: Western norms of thinking confront Eastern concepts of spiritual experience. Read full book review >