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The ecological crisis that we have unleashed is the great challenge of the twenty-first century. It is vital to act with determination and discernment to implement solutions through our own actions in our everyday lives, and in support of those who are most impacted by the effects of climate change and environmental destruction.

Caring for others and cultivating altruism is what can unite us all and serve the needs we are facing now, that we will face in the future, and what future generations will be faced with.

Together, let’s dare to cultivate altruism to benefit us all and the planet.
Join Karuna-Shechen’s efforts to respond to the needs of those affected by climate change in under-served villages of Nepal and Northern India, while also increasing environmental awareness and stewardship.

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Ecological Footprint

By Matthieu Ricard on December 03, 2019

The blog below is an extract from Matthieu Ricard's book Altruism. If you would like to deepen your reading experience, we invite you to have a look at the entire book, which you can get from there: https://www.matthieuricard.org/en/books. The way of life of this individualist minority—often the most rich—is such that its ecological footpr...

The Environmental Challenge at the Heart of the Himalaya

By Matthieu Ricard on November 16, 2019

The ecological crisis that we have unleashed is the great challenge of the twenty-first century. It is vital to act with determination and discernment to implement solutions, both at the government level, following scientists’ recommendations, through our own actions in our everyday lives, and in support of those who are most impacted by the...

Protecting Children from Violence is Their Fundamental Right

By Matthieu Ricard on November 12, 2019

Some countries argue that the Declaration of Human Rights does not apply to their culture or political system. Fortunately, France is not one of them, and was in fact one of the first signatories of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The UN committee, which ensures that these fundamental rights are respected, has unequ...

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Thought of the week

A sailor should cross the ocean if he has a boat; a general should defeat the enemy if he has an army; a poor man should milk the ‟cow of plenty” if it is within his reach; a traveler who wants to go to distant lands should pursue his journey if he has an excellent horse. As for you, who have a precious human life for the moment and have received instructions from a spiritual master, the embodiment of all the buddhas of the three times, think with joy and enthusiasm of traveling the great path of the supreme Dharma and getting ever closer to the ultimate goal: enlightenment and liberation.

SHABKAR TSOGDRUK RANGDROL (1781 -1851)
Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol zhabs dkar tshogs drug rang grol, 1781-1851), extract from chos bshad gzhan phan nyi ma, SH60, in zhabs dkar tshogs drug rang grol gyi bka' 'bum,.Shechen Publications, Delhi, 2003, vol. 10 (THA), p. 16-7


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