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Beyond The Self - with Matthieu Ricard & Professor Wolf Singer

Action for Happiness

Monday, 29 January 2018 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

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Join us for a special evening with Matthieu Ricard and Prof Wolf Singer as they share insights from Buddhism and neuroscience to help us live happier and more compassionate lives.

For two millennia, Buddhism has examined the mind through introspection, while modern neuroscience studies the mind via scientific observation. But what can we learn from combining these?

At this unique event, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard and distinguished neuroscientist Wolf Singer will launch their new book Beyond The Self and share their perspectives on the mind, the self, consciousness, free will, meditation and how we can turn this knowledge into action.

** We anticipate a very high demand for this event, so we recommend booking your tickets as early as possible to avoid disappointment **

"As long as a sense of self-importance rules your being, you will never know lasting peace" ~ Matthieu Ricard

About The Speakers

Matthieu Ricard is a monk, author, translator and photographer. He was born in France and has a PhD in cell genetics but left the world of research to focus on Buddhist practices, living in India, Bhutan, and Nepal and studying with some of the greatest Buddhist teachers.

Matthieu has served as the French interpreter for the Dalai Lama since 1989. He is a board member of the Mind and Life Institute and author of several books including The Monk and the Philosopher, The Quantum and the Lotus, Happiness and The Art of Meditation. He donates proceeds from his books and much of his time to Himalayan humanitarian projects.

"Matthieu Ricard is a genius for our times, a rare combination of scientific brilliance with the heart of a saint" ~ Daniel Goleman

Wolf Singer is Professor Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Germany and a scientific contributor to the Mind and Life Institute. His research focuses on brain physiology, neurobiology, neuroscience, and signaling pathways.

“Wisdom, relevant to how we can best lead our lives, is the core of this very readable, accessible and entertaining book" ~ Professor Paul Ekman

Location and Timings 

This event will take place at 'The Light' @ Friends House in central London on Mon 29 January 2018. Doors will open at 18:30 and the event will start at 19:00


This event is in support of Action for Happiness. We want to make it accessible to as many people as possible, so rather than charging a fixed fee we're instead asking you to make a donation. It would be great if you could donate £20, but if you can spare more, or feel unable to give that much, then please give what you feel is appropriate.

Any funds raised (beyond the costs of the event) will contribute directly to Action for Happiness' work to promote mental wellbeing in local communities. Action for Happiness is a Registered Charity (1175160) and Company Limited by Guarantee (10722435) in England and Wales.

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When & Where

The Light
Friends House
173-177 Euston Road
NW1 2BJ London
United Kingdom

Monday, 29 January 2018 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

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