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An Altruistic Organization of Work ? From the mechanical model to the organic model.

By Matthieu Ricard on February 17, 2021

As the world is becoming more and more complex and uncertain, many people share the feeling that our system is unsuited to our aspirations, whether individual or collective. If the health context has accentuated this intuition of breathlessness in our structures and lifestyles, it has also revealed the importance of the human link and our in...

Freedom for all of us

By Matthieu Ricard on November 09, 2020

Three luminary teachers unfold a compelling series of dialogues on inner freedom—what it is and how to cultivate it in ourselves and others. “We are, nearly all of us,” writes Matthieu Ricard, “the playthings of our whims, our conditioning, our impulses, our inner conflicts, our wandering thoughts, and our afflictive emotions. This servi...

This week

Thought of the week

Before wanting to take care of others, one must first be able to love oneself. Loving oneself is not based on a sense of personal debt for which one is accountable to oneself but simply on the fact that by nature we all strive to be happy and not suffer. It is only after accepting this benevolence toward oneself that it is possible to extend it to all others.

Summarized and adapted from Les voies spirituelles du bonheur, Presses du Chatelet, Paris, 2002; Points Sagesse, Seuil, 2004. English version: The Compassionate Life, Shambhala 2003

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Towards altruistic practices at work ?

Published on February 16, 2021

In 2016, members of Karuna-Shechen followed a seminar with Frédéric Laloux, author of Reinventing Organizations. Specialized in processes of People's Change, Frédéric accompanied the members of Ka...

The Covid Emergency Program continues!

Published on February 09, 2021

In May 2020, Karuna launched a large-scale mobilization to support those suffering from the Covid crisis in India and Nepal. Thanks to the generosity of thousands of donors, we have been able to de...