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Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World

Altruism, Matthieu Ricard’s new masterwork, presents a global vision based on decades of personal experience and insight, a road map for the 21st century. The English translation is available through Amazon and other booksellers. For more information to go 

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Sacred Dances, by Matthieu Ricard - 3


Inside the main temple, the monks are getting ready to come out in the courtyard of Shechen monastery, in Nepal, to engage in the Tsechu Festival of Sacred dances. (March 29th, 2015)




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Nomad woman in front of her fire (Eastern Tibet, 1985)

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Before cultivating love and compassion, it is important to understand what these two terms refer to. In the Buddhist tradition, they are seen as two aspects of the same feeling of benevolence: love is the desire that all beings may be happy, and compassion is the wish that they may be free from suffering.
Summarized and adapted from Les voies spirituelles du bonheur, Presses du Chatelet, Paris, 2002; Points Sagesse, Seuil, 2004. English version: The Compassionate Life, Shambhala 2003
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