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Matthieu Ricard will speak to the youth on Wednesday, 27th

Matthieu Ricard will be LIVE on Wednesday, October 27, starting at 8:15 pm to address the youth - and all those who wish to listen to him. He will talk about altruism, from the perspective of the great challenges of the 21st century: the climate crisis, the global economy and the business world.

Follow him live on Facebook, on LinkedIn) or on Youtube. You will be able to watch it in replay as well through the same links.


Meditation for emotional balance

By Matthieu Ricard on October 21, 2021

This post is an excerpt from Matthieu Ricard's new book, Carnets d’un moine errant [Diaries of Wandering Monk]. The crucial difference between empathy and compassion Of the various research projects I have been involved in, the one led by Tania Singer is among those that have opened me the most to new perspectives on mental states. It sho...

What is the impact of meditation on aging of the brain ?

By Matthieu Ricard on September 08, 2021

Can we act upon aging of the brain and fight against cognitive decline the same way we can act upon aging on the body itself ? Over the last decades, scientific studies have looked into the consequences of mind-training practices – meditation – on both body and spirit. Thanks to a number of studies, we know that the practice of meditation...

Appreciating our common humanity

By Matthieu Ricard on July 02, 2021

It is important to become aware of the interdependence of all beings and the world around us. To help them strengthen the feeling of being connected to the world and to all beings, psychologist and therapist, Paul Gilbert, a specialist in self-compassion and compassion, offers his patients visualizations like this one: "I invite you to ima...

This week

Thought of the week

The underlying sense of uneasiness that we have now is actually a good thing: it is the expression of our sensitivity. Those who go through life without feeling ill at ease are unconscious. The uneasy feeling caused by our awareness holds tremendous potential for transformation. It is a treasure of energy that we can grasp with both hands and use to build something better. Indifference doesn't lead anywhere.

Oral advice transcribed by the author.

Right now in Karuna-Shechen

Despite the crisis, benevolent education continues!

Published on July 27, 2021

For more than twenty years now, the notion of altruism, defined as selfless concern for the good of others, unites and inspires Karuna-Shechen’s benefactors, beneficiaries, volunteers and teams. It ...

The sacred bonds of Hinduism

Published on July 26, 2021

Hinduism has many festivals and rituals. They celebrate the major stages of life as well as the deities and are an opportunity to spend time with loved ones. Among these celebrations, one, particularl...