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Matthieu Ricard exhibits a "Hymn to Beauty" on the roof of the Grande Arche in Paris.

From April 13 to November 30, 2022, a unique photographic exhibition will pay tribute to the spiritual beauty of the human being, the beauty of altruism, the beauty of the wild side of the world. All these beauties that Matthieu Ricard explores through his numerous encounters and life experiences.

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Training the mind to overcome prejudice

By Matthieu Ricard on March 04, 2022

Social bonding is an essential and vital need for humans, bringing benefits to both physical and mental health as many studies have shown. Yet, in the age of social networks (which sometimes become « anti-social ») and an unprecedented ease of communication , the number of people who are isolated keeps climbing, leading to greater distrust a...

Story time with Matthieu Ricard: making altruism shine

By Matthieu Ricard on January 04, 2022

In July 2021, Matthieu Ricard lent his voice to the animated video “How to build a more altruistic world”, in collaboration with Minimento. His aim is to explain with simple words what altruism is and provide ways of developing and nurturing this state of mind in our daily life. Discover it here Let's come back to some points cov...

Being and Transmitting (2) - Animal Welfare

By Matthieu Ricard on December 10, 2021

Year-end celebrations are an opportunity to act together on social, economic and ecological issues. At our level, we can carry out simple and effective actions to make a change of culture happen. By choosing to buy locally, moderately and responsibly, [see previous blog], but also by avoiding the consumption of animal products produced ind...

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Thought of the week

Desire is the source of suffering both in this life and the next. Like moths drawn to the lovely candlelight that destroys them, people are attracted to the pleasing sound of flattery, enticed by the aroma of tobacco, the taste of meat, a lover's soft touch, and the caress of silken robes. Thus people are deceived and destroy the path to their own freedom.
Lured by the sweet sound of a lute, the deer is shot with poisoned arrows; the bee is drawn by the perfume of the flower and is ensnared in its petals; the fish is caught on the hook, unable to resist the taste of the bait; and the elephant, craving contact with its mate, perishes in the quicksand. Beings are enticed by the objects of the senses and are constantly bound up with them.


JIGME LINGPA (1729-1798), Commentary by Kangyur Rinpoche
Jigme Lingpa (rig dzin 'jigs med gling pa, 1729-1798) The Treasury of Precious qualities (yon tan rin po che'i mdzod), commented by Kangyur Rinpoche, Longchen Yeshe Dorje: Shambhala 2010, commentary on verse 5


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