Karuna-Shechen is calling for solidarity to help the victims of the tragic earthquake that devastated Nepal.

Already established in Kathmandu through its clinic, Karuna-Shechen is already helping in emergencies.

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All donations received until the 31st of May 2015 will be fully dedicated to help the victims.
We are also evaluating what will be the future needs in order to help in the long term and the most appropriate ways.

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  • Matthieu Ricard: An Ode to Beauty
    27 April 2015 - 14 June 2015
  • Well-being and consciousness: an unexpected dialogue between Matthieu Ricard and Steven Laureys (in French)
    13 May 2015
    Amphithéâtres Opéra, place de la République française 41, 4000 Liège, Belgium
  • Matthieu Ricard will give a talk on the various perspectives of altruism in Sao Paulo
    17 May 2015
    Palas Athena - Alameda Lorena, 355 - Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo
  • Matthieu Ricard will give a talk on altruism and science in Sao Paulo
    19 May 2015
    Hospital Albert Esinstein, 627 - Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • The Altruistic Revolution: an exhibition of Matthieu Ricard's photographies in Buenos Aires
    21 May 2015 - 30 May 2015
    Arenales 1311, CABA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Matthieu Ricard will be in Buenos Aires (Argentina) for a meeting on happiness
    22 May 2015
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • An evening with Matthieu Ricard
    26 May 2015
    The Camden Centre, Euston Road (opposite Kings Cross St Pancras) WC1H 9JE London, United Kingdom
  • Matthieu Ricard: altruism
    27 May 2015
    St James's Church Piccadilly 197 Piccadilly, London, Greater London W1J 9LL United Kingdom
  • Animal liberation: what then? A lecture by Matthieu Ricard, Peter Singer & Aymeric Caron
    30 May 2015
    Paris - Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
  • "The Power of Altruism", San Francisco
    2 June 2015
    Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
  • Conversation on Compassion
    3 June 2015
    CCARE – Stanford University
  • Mindfulness & Compassion Conference
    6 June 2015
    San Francisco State University
  • Conversation with Pico Iyer
    7 June 2015
    Bay Area Book Fair, Berkeley, CA
  • Matthieu Ricard in conversation with Pico Iyer
    9 June 2015
    Santa Monica, CA
  • Live Talks LA Business
    10 June 2015
    Downtown Los Angeles
  • Keynote Talk in BuddhaFest
    13 June 2015
    Arlington, VA
  • Public Talk in Washington
    13 June 2015
    Sixth and I Synagogue, Washington, DC
  • Matthieu Ricard in Conversation with Richard Gere
    14 June 2015
    Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, New York City
  • Matthieu Ricard in Conversation with Dr. Richard Davidson
    16 June 2015
    Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City
  • Matthieu Ricard at Rubin Museum of Art
    17 June 2015
    Rubin Museum of Art, New York City
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    Smile of the week

    Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, Kangyur Rinpoche's youngest son, looking at his father (Darjeeling, India, 1968)

    Thought of the week

    Whatever you do—walking, eating, sitting, and so forth—abandon laziness, indolence, apathy, negligence, and distraction. Master the habitual patterns that make you resist any change in your body, speech, and mind, even in the most insignificant activities. Once you have embarked on the path of liberation, it is inappropriate to behave in an ordinary way: observe your mind all the time with vigilance and lucidity. If you have committed a negative act, regret it and promise never to do it again. Be glad if you have committed none.
    SHECHEN GYALTSAP (1871-1926)
    Excerpts from zhabs dkar tshogs drug rang grol gyi bka' 'bum (The Chariot of complete liberation, oral transmissions of the omniscient ones, instructions for all the preliminary practices of Vajrayana), vol. 7 of "Collected works of zhe chen rgyal tshab padma rnam rgyal," Paro, Khyentse Rinpoche, 1975-1994, pp. 77-8
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