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A series of practical instructions on wisdom, compassion and mindfulness shared by Matthieu Ricard.
Imagine Clarity, the meditation app for Social Good.
“The ultimate goal of meditation is to transform yourself to better transform the world.”—Matthieu Ricard
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Matthieu Ricard donates all his author's proceeds from the app to the humanitarian projects of Karuna-Shechen.
In his most recent book, A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard makes a case for ending our exploitation of non-human animals. If we stopped eating animal products, he says, we could start to alleviate global hunger, significantly reduce ou...
“It just takes just one second to decide to stop. The main reason not to eat meat and fish is to spare others' life. This is not an extreme perspective. This is a most reasonable and compassionate point of view.” My first Buddhist teacher, Kangyur Rinpoche, was a very strict vegetarian. I was inspired by him and also by a deep inner reasonin...
The dolphinarium industry is a perfect example of institutionalized selfishness. Money is the driving force that creates and runs them. Their educational, recreational, and environmental facades are covers for the merciless enslavement of species gifted with rare intelligence and who enjoy a rich and complex social life. In the people who run...
Like a shooting star, a mirage, a flame,
An optical illusion, dewdrops, bubbles in water,
A dream, a lightning-flash, and a cloud:
Thus consider all composite things.
SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA (5th century BC) Buddha Shakyamuni Udanavarga (ched du mjod pa'i mtshoms), a collection of verses taken from the Buddhist canon compiled by Dharmatrata (early fourth century)
Scientist, monk, best-selling author, humanitarian—how Matthieu Ricard discovered that caring for others is the only answer.
Matthieu Ricard's brain was determined to be neurologically "happier" after a 12-year medical study at the University of Wisconsin.
Together, we have helped hundreds of thousands of people over the years. Life is now safer, healthier, and happier for each of them. As we reflect on this impressive number, we embrace new opportun...
The Nyingma Monlam (Prayer Festival) is an annual event that takes place at the Great Stupa of Enlightenment in Bodhgaya, India. Our Medical Clinic provided free medical care during the festival’s 1...