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Power and Care with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

By Matthieu Ricard on March 29, 2016

“One of the great problems of history is that the concepts of love and power have usually been contrasted as opposites, so that love is identified with a resignation of power, and power with a denial of love,” said Martin Luther King. “We’ve got to get this thing right, ” he added, emphasizing that power without care, without love and compass...

Sacred Dances, by Matthieu Ricard - 3

By Matthieu Ricard on February 02, 2016

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)

Altruism Meets Effective Altruism: Thoughts on Conversations with Peter Singer

By Matthieu Ricard on January 12, 2016

In October, I had the honor of participating in a public discussion at Princeton University with philosopher Peter Singer, Professor of Ethics and author of The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically (Yale University Press). “Effective altruism," writes Peter Singer, "is based on a very simple id...

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The smile of the week

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Crowd pressing to receive blessings from the young lama Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche (Eastern Tibet, 2010)

The thought of the week

If there's a remedy when trouble strikes,
What reason is there for dejection?
And if there is no help for it,
What use is there in being glum? . . .

SHANTIDEVA (685-763) Bodhicaryavatara: The Way of the Bodhisattva, op. cit. Chap. 5, verses 12-13, and Chap. 6, verses 1-3, 10, 22, 41, 107-8.


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The Writings of Shabkar

Published on June 22, 2016

zhabs dkar tshogs drug rang grol (1781-1851) - A descriptive catalogue - Shechen Publications

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SLIDESHOW: India From Primary School to Literacy Classes

Published on June 06, 2016

Please watch our new slideshow about Pramod Kumar, one of our 'Babua' primary school teachers, and his mother, who is one of our literacy students.  News About our 'Babua' Schools and Literacy C...