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Matthieu Ricard - Wikipedia
Matthieu Ricard (Nepali: माथ्यु रिका, born 15 February 1946) is a French writer and Buddhist monk who resides at Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal.

Matthieu Ricard grew up among the personalities and ideas of French intellectual circles. He received a Ph.D. degree in molecular genetics from the Pasteur Institute in 1972. He then decided to forsake his scientific career and instead practice Tibetan Buddhism, living mainly in the Himalayas.
buddhist  monk  genetics 
29 days ago by gdw
Inari Ōkami - Wikipedia
Inari is a popular figure in both Shinto and Buddhist beliefs in Japan.

Inari's foxes, or kitsune, are pure white and act as their messengers.
shinto  buddhist  fox  japan  kitsume 
august 2018 by gdw
Matthieu Ricard: The habits of happiness | Talk Video |
What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.
happiness  habit  biochemist  buddhist  monk  ted 
february 2015 by gdw

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