Upcoming Events

"Another world is possible" at the Morges Book Fair "Livres sur les Quais"

September 05, 2015 at 17h00 - Morges, Switzerland

Matthieu Ricard will give a talk entitled "Another world is possible" during the Book Fair "Livres sur les Quais", which will be held between 4 and 6 September in Morges, Switzerland.

The event will be held on 5th September 2015 at 5:00 pm in the Beausobre Theatre (2, avenue de Vertou 1110 Morges, Switzerland).

Previously to the lecture, there will be a sale of Matthieu Ricard's books at 4:00 pm. The benefit of this sale will go to Matthieu's humanitarian NGO Karuna-Shechen. Matthieu will also sign his books.

More information on: http://www.lelivresurlesquais.ch/

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Special Émergences Day: "In the heart of fear"

September 26, 2015 from 09h00 to 19h00 - Auditorium 2000, Heysel site (Brussels Expo), Brussels.

Matthieu Ricard once again will participate in the event organized by Émergences "In the heart of fear", along with Christophe André, Laurent Bègue, Jean-Paul Delevoye, Thierry Janssen and Fabrice Midal. The seminar (in French) will be introduced by Ilios Kotsou.

All the benefits of the event will go the the projects supported by Émergences.

More information on: https://www.emergences.org/events/

Conversation with Matthieu Ricard

September 27, 2015 from 15h30 to 16h30 - Bastille Opera, Paris, France

Animal suffering, factory farming.... Can we kill living beings just for our pleasure or by force of habit even when our food subsistence is not at stake? The newspaper « Le Monde » will organise a conversation (in French) with Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard on this topic in the Bastille Opera.

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Meditation at work

October 15, 2015 from 09h00 to 12h00 - Gaumont Pathé Opera Cinema, 32 Rue Louis le Grand, 75002, Paris, France

Can meditation at work be an opportunity for more well being and efficiency?

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard and psychologist Christophe André will have a talk on this topic, including meditation workshops with the public.

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Meditation 2015

November 11, 2015 from 09h30 to 17h30 - Châtelet Theatre, Paris, France

An exceptional meeting between the greatest experts in meditation, for the first time together in Paris.

All the benefits of the event will go to non-profit organisations working for Christians in the middle-east and for Matthieu Ricard's humanitarian NGO Karuna-Shechen.

Buddhist monk : Matthieu Ricard
Psychiatrist and psychotherapist : Christophe André
Philosopher : Fabrice Midal
From the world community for Christian meditation : Sheelah Treflé-Hidden
Priest and psychologist : Patrice Gourrier
Dominican and theologist : Jean-Marie Gueullette

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Which common message can we bring for the protection of the Creation?

December 07, 2015 from 20h00 to 21h45 - Grand auditorium of Collèges des Bernardins, 20 Rue de Poissy, 75005 Paris, France

Which input religions can make to the reflection on climate change?

On the occasion of the United Nations international conference on climate change which will be held in Paris between November 30th and December 11th, the Collège des Bernardins welcomes Abdennour Bidar, philosopher and expert on Islam, Haïm Korsia, great rabbi of France, Matthieu Ricard, buddhist monk and Cardinal André 23rd, Archbishop of Paris.

The event will be broadcasted alive and will be available on line during the following week.

More information on http://www.collegedesbernardins.fr/fr/

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