Altruism: The Power Of Compassion To Change Yourself And The World

Paperback | June 14, 2016

byMatthieu Ricard

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"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 JournalMatthieu Ricard, author of the international bestsellerHappiness, 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 gracefor the 21stcentury.

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"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 JournalMatthieu Ricard, author of the international bestsellerHappiness, makes th...

Born 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 T...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:864 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.5 inPublished:June 14, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031620823X

ISBN - 13:9780316208239

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