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Lets celebrate International Women's Day!

On the occasion of March 8th, the Karuna team and I reiterate our commitment to women's empowerment. In India, Nepal and Tibet, where we have been active for 20 years, we are helping women to be key actors of change. They can become true sources of inspiration for their communities and for future generations.

In its latest report, the World Economic Forum states that global gender equality will not be achieved for the next 99.5 years. It would therefore take another century to bridge these inequalities and enable women to have the same rights and opportunities as men!

Together, let's empower women to become leaders for change!

To go further, I invite you to discover the latest article on this topic posted on the Karuna-Shechen website. >>> read here

I also invite you to participate in the next Karuna round-table on the theme of women's empowerment through meditative tools >>> participate in the event


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Thought of the week

Patience is essentially the ability to bear with suffering. It is the fertile soil in which the flowers of Dharma (in other words, the three disciplines) can grow and spread their perfume of good qualities. Encircling these flowers like a protective fence are the three kinds of patience. The first is the patience to bear the sufferings and difficulties that occur while one is striving for the twofold goal: Buddhahood for one's own sake and the accomplishment of the welfare of others. The second kind of patience is the ability to put up with the injuries that others might inflict, while the third kind is the ability to confront, without fear or apprehension, the doctrine of emptiness and other profound teachings. . . .

Quote received orally.

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