In Search of Wisdom: a monk, a philosopher, and a psychiatrist on what matters most by Matthieu Ricard, Christophe Andre and Alexandre Jollien

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 2:06pm -- JGranatino

This book recounts informal conversations between three long-time friends staying together in a small house in the forest of the Dordogne. Coming from very different paths, they are united in their desire to offer helpful guideposts for life’s journey, sharing their own experiences with candor and humor. Their relaxed but deeply insightful discussions cover topics such as life’s aspirations, learning to listen, insights into the body and the emotional life, the mystery of suffering, forgiveness, daily practice, non-attachment and freedom, and cultivating altruism and compassion – in their words, the “big subjects that all human beings must reflect upon in considering how to lead our lives.” Opening this book, you may find yourself drawn to accept the authors’ invitation to join them “on a well-worn and comfy couch” near a fire “crackling on the hearth” with a steaming cup of tea to reflect upon that which is most essential in the human experience.

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