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A series of practical instructions on wisdom, compassion and mindfulness shared by Matthieu Ricard.  

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Why Should I Meditate ? (part 1)

By Matthieu Ricard on May 16, 2017

Take an honest look at yourself. Where are you in your life? What have your priorities been up till now and what do you intend to do with the time you have left? We are a mixture of light and shadow, of good qualities and defects. Are we really the best we can be? Must we remain as we are now? If not, what can we do to improve ourselves? The...

An interview with Matthieu Ricard by Maria Shriver

By Matthieu Ricard on May 02, 2017

1) How do you feel that compassion can change the world we live in today? Do we need compassion now more than ever? One of the main problems in this current era is how to reconcile the demands of the economy, the search for happiness, and respecting the environment. These imperatives correspond to three time scales: the short, middle, a...

Toward a Caring Economy

By Matthieu Ricard on April 19, 2017

The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed. — Gandhi The economy must exist to serve society, not for society to serve the economy. It must also benefit society as a whole. Without condoning the imposition of sterilizing constraints on the spirit of enterprise, innovation, and prosperity, economic...

This week

Thought of the week

A beautiful object has no intrinsic quality that is good for the mind, nor an ugly object any intrinsic power to harm it. Beautiful and ugly are just projections of the mind. The ability to cause happiness or suffering is not a property of the outer object itself. For example, the sight of a particular individual can cause happiness to one person and suffering to another. It is the mind that attributes such qualities to the perceived object.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, The Heart of Compassion, Shambhala 2007


A Case For Freedom of Expression Based on Altruism

Published on March 24, 2017

Freedom is clearly a basic need for all living beings. Without it people, and animals, can suffer and feel imprisoned. Humans have fought for freedom as a right. But with freedom should come a sen...

How to be happy, per the Happiest Man in the World

Published on March 12, 2017

He’s been hailed the happiest man in the world. And even if Matthieu Ricard, a Tibetan Buddhist monk and author of “Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill,” pooh-poohs that l...

Right now in Karuna-Shechen

2017 Race of Heroes: Run for Karuna-Shechen!

Published on May 15, 2017

Course des Héros/Race of Heroes takes place annually in Paris, France to benefit various charities. Some heroes apply their “compassion in action” by running (or walking) to support the projec...

Matthieu Ricard: People of Jharkhand

Published on May 11, 2017

In March, Karuna-Shechen’s co-founder Matthieu Ricard visited our projects in India. First he traveled to  Bihar, where we have been working for 17 years, and then he visited  our new programs in ...