Let's celebrate altruism in action
Once an act of altruism has been accomplished, it multiplies around us and inspires others to take similar action. Karuna’s initiatives are based on a deep conviction in the importance of promoting altruism and cooperation at all levels of society. Our aim is to create environments and opportunities conducive to cultivating and acting in this direction.
Founded by Matthieu Ricard in 2000, Karuna-Shechen is a non-governmental organisation that acts and advocates for a more altruistic world.
Learn more: https://karuna-shechen.org/en/celebrate-altruism-in-action/
By Matthieu Ricard le 30 Nov 2023
Excerpt from Se changer, changer le monde, (To change oneself, change the world) with Matthieu Ricard, Christophe André, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Pierre Rabhi, Éditions L’Iconoclaste. Changing the world, in my view, boils down to transforming oneself to better serve others. While avoiding changing the world in a destructive manner, devastating our environment, exploiting animals, and causing… Read more »
By Matthieu Ricard le 24 Oct 2023
Vanaresi, December 2010 « Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. » Bouddha Shakyamouni In the tragic days we are living through, it is important to emphasize that one can feel a deep aversion towards barbarism and fanaticism and do everything possible to counteract them, without succumbing to… Read more »
By Matthieu Ricard le 18 Oct 2023
By Matthieu Ricard on octobre 18th 2023 This text is an extract from Matthieu Ricard’s book Altruism, available here. I was talking recently with a nurse; like most of her colleagues, she is constantly confronted with the sufferings and problems of the patients she cares for. She told me that in the new training that… Read more »