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

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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...

An Enduring Friendship: Matthieu Ricard and Jane Goodall (part 2)

By Matthieu Ricard on April 05, 2017

Part 2 : Becoming Aware of the Suffering behind Eating Meat Matthieu: It seems also that slaughterhouses are guarded as if they were top-secret military facilities. You can’t see anything. But if it were shown even a little bit to people, they would find it intolerable. Jane: There is a wonderful woman in America. She got a job in an abatt...

An Enduring Friendship: Matthieu Ricard and Jane Goodall (part 1)

By Matthieu Ricard on March 31, 2017

In honor of Jane Goodall's birthday this week, we have the pleasure to post a never-before published dialogue between Matthieu Ricard, author of the recent book, A Plea for the Animals , and the renowned primatologist, animal rights activist, founder of Roots and Shoots and UN Ambassador of Peace. They have been friends for many years, and b...

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Thought of the week

Just as a little salt—a few fractions of a measure—can make a small amount of water taste salty but cannot change a huge river like the Ganges, know that, in the same way, even a small negative action can harm someone whose positive deeds are weak but cannot harm anyone who has frequently performed immensely positive actions, vast in scope. So we should try to perform powerful positive actions repeatedly on a vast scale.

Comment for verse 44 of the Letter to a friend of Nagarjuna, by Kangyur Rinpoche. For a full version of this text and commentary, see Nagarjuna's Letter to a friend, Snow Lion 2006.


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...

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Nepal – Two Years After the Earthquake

Published on April 25, 2017

On April 25, 2015, a massive earthquake hit Nepal, devastating thousands of villages and killing more than 8,000 people. Now, two years later in the mountain villages that were almost “completely wa...


Published on April 10, 2017

Providing access to clean water is essential to the health and wellbeing of the villages we serve — and is a big part of our actions to support remote rural communities in the Himalayas. In the U...