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

Donate to Karuna-Shechen

Karuna-Shechen is continuing its long term activities to provide support and relief to the people of Nepal through the Shechen Clinic and its local partners.

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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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. This English translation of his best-selling book will be available in late May-early June.

Read more : http://matthieuricard.org/en/books/altruism-the-power-of-compassion-to-change-yourself-and-the-world

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Nepal earthquakes: Karuna-Shechen's action

Two weeks after a first earthquake devasted Nepal and caused over 8,000 casualties and 17,800 wounded, a new quake of a magnitude of 7,3 struck the north-east region of the country on May 12th.

The teams on the ground of Karuna-Shechen, Matthieu Ricard's humanitarian organization, continue their work providing assistance to the victims of the quakes.

For full ongoing information on Karuna-Shechen's action in Nepal following the earthquakes, visit the dedicated page of Karuna-Shechen's website.

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Upcoming Events

  • 27 April 2015 - 14 June 2015
    Matthieu Ricard: An Ode to Beauty
  • 21 May 2015 - 30 May 2015
    The Altruistic Revolution: an exhibition of Matthieu Ricard's photographies in Buenos Aires
    Arenales 1311, CABA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 27 May 2015
    Matthieu Ricard: altruism
    St James's Church Piccadilly 197 Piccadilly, London, Greater London W1J 9LL United Kingdom
  • 29 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
    Matthieu Ricard, special guest of the Vincennes Image Festival
    Vincennes - France
  • 30 May 2015
    Animal liberation: what then? A lecture by Matthieu Ricard, Peter Singer & Aymeric Caron
    Paris - Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
  • 2 June 2015
    "The Power of Altruism", San Francisco
    Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
  • 3 June 2015
    Conversation on Compassion
    CCARE – Stanford University
  • 6 June 2015
    Mindfulness & Compassion Conference
    San Francisco State University
  • 7 June 2015
    Conversation with Pico Iyer
    Bay Area Book Fair, Berkeley, CA
  • 9 June 2015
    Matthieu Ricard in conversation with Pico Iyer
    Santa Monica, CA
  • 10 June 2015
    Live Talks LA Business
    Downtown Los Angeles
  • 13 June 2015
    Keynote Talk in BuddhaFest
    Arlington, VA
  • 13 June 2015
    Public Talk in Washington
    Sixth and I Synagogue, Washington, DC
  • 14 June 2015
    Matthieu Ricard in Conversation with Richard Gere
    Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, New York City
  • 15 June 2015
    Matthieu Ricard at Rubin Museum of Art
    Rubin Museum of Art, New York City
  • 16 June 2015
    Matthieu Ricard in Conversation with Dr. Richard Davidson and Daniel Goleman
    Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City
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    Statue of Guru Padmasambhava at Tamshing monastery in the Bumtang region (Eastern Bhutan, 2007)

    Thought of the week

    Just as every single thing is always moving inexorably closer to its ultimate dissolution, so also your own life, like a burning butter-lamp, will soon be consumed. It would be foolish to think that you can first finish all your work and then retire to spend the later stages of your life practicing the Dharma. Can you be certain that you will live that long? Does death not strike the young as well as the old? No matter what you are doing, therefore, remember death and keep your mind focused on the Dharma. . . .
    DILGO KHYENTSE RINPOCHE (1910-1991)
    Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones, Shambhala 1992.
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