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

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Climate Change : The Audacity of Altruism (part 2)

By Matthieu Ricard on June 14, 2017

Impact of Anthropocene Era For many of us, the notion of “simplicity” evokes a privation, a narrowing of our possibilities and an impoverishment of existence. Experience shows, however, that a voluntary simplicity in no way entails a diminution of happiness, but on the contrary brings with it a better quality of life. Is it more enjoyable...

A black day for America, a black day for the world. Let’s dare to be altruistic

By Matthieu Ricard on June 02, 2017

Repelling of Obamacare, quitting Paris climate agreement. How sad! The president of the United States shows no compassion for the people of our times, but depriving them of healthcare, and no compassion for future generations by depriving them of a good planet. But let’s not lose courage. Let’s remember Marthin Luther King : “Every man must ...

Climate Change : The Audacity of Altruism (part 1)

By Matthieu Ricard on May 30, 2017

Our era is confronted with many challenges. One of our main problems consists of reconciling the demands of the economy, the search for happiness, and respect for the environment. These imperatives correspond to three time scales — short, middle, and long term — on which three types of interests are superimposed: ours, the interests of thos...

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Thought of the week

Spending all your life trying to achieve ordinary worldly goals is like trying to net fish in a dry riverbed. Clearly understanding this, make a firm decision not to allow your life to pursue such a useless course.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones, Shambhala 1992.


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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Discover our 2016 Annual Report!

Published on June 15, 2017

Our interactive 2016 Annual Report is now on-line. In 2016, with your support, we treated more than 140,000 patients, provided quality education for 4,700 students, and improved living conditions in t...

Special Opportunity: Plant a Kitchen Garden in India

Published on June 12, 2017

In the remote region of Jharkhand, India, over 55% of children suffer from malnutrition. Planting a kitchen garden for a destitute rural family will provide them with organic fruits and vegetable...