Presenting a global vision based on decades of personal experience and insight, cellular geneticist-turned Buddhist monk Ricard’s masterwork, Altruism, reveals that altruism is not an abstract ideal, but an essential dimension of our nature which can resolve the main challenges of our time: economic inequality, environmental sustainability, and life satisfaction.
Pico Iyer is the author of "Video Night in Kathmandu," "The Lady and the Monk," "The Global Soul," "The Open Road," and "The Art of Stillness," among other books. An essayist for Time for more than 25 years, Pico Iyer also writes for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, Harper’s and other publications. He divides his time between Japan and California.
Matthieu Ricard is a best-selling author, translator and photographer highly regarded for his scholarship and knowledge of Buddhism and Tibetan culture. His books include "The Monk and the Philosopher," "The Quantum and the Lotus," "Happiness: A Guide to Life's Most Important Skill," and "Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World ."