The “happiest man in the world,” Matthieu Ricard balances his Buddhist contemplation of happiness (watch his TEDTalk on the habits of happiness) with an active life as a humanitarian in the Himalayas. Learn more about his projects — and get involved — at the new website for his Karuna-Shechen foundation. Karuna-Shechen brings medical help and education to people in Tibet, Nepal, India and Bhutan.
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This session presents speakers who are at home in awe-inspiring places. These bold explorers come bearing discoveries from the tundra and the rainforest, from beneath the ocean’s surface, and even from that most elusive of mighty spaces — the happy human heart. The speakers who’ll appear in this final session of the conference: Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has […]
Today, Thursday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. ET, join us in celebrating the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Charter for Compassion — Karen Armstrong’s 2008 TED Prize Wish. The event, TEDPrize@UN — hosted by the United Nations — will be streamed live over the web, and feature talks on compassion by a number […]