By getting away from the ups and downs of reactionary forms of behavior, meditation allows you to be grounded in a sense of mindfulness. It provides one with the inner resources to deal with cravings and desires, and to be more skillful in daily life, yielding constructive results for yourself and others. Here are a few of our favorite talks from Matthieu Ricard:
and the TED talk that made him famous to the rest of the world
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