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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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“Why aren’t there any women in your group?”

By Matthieu Ricard on March 06, 2023

Excerpt from Matthieu Ricard's book, Altruism. Despite progress still to be made, Western countries are evolving more toward respect and increased acknowledgment of the role of women in society. With a few rare exceptions, war is planned, decided upon, and perpetrated by men, and 99.9% of soldiers who take part in combat are also men (even i...

Experience the true meaning of sharing

By Matthieu Ricard on November 24, 2022

The holiday season is a time to celebrate the bonds that unite us with our loved ones and to demonstrate kindness.  These moment of sharing are essential and allow us to develop an altruistic state of mind, but they can often be conditioned by institutionalized over-consumption which diminishes the experience of true relationships, deple...

Taking care by cultivating our sense of wonder towards life

By Matthieu Ricard on October 14, 2022

In our current times, we are confronted with many short, medium, and long-term challenges and imperatives to which are superimposed three different types of interest – ours, those of our close ones, and those of all beings. One way to respond to these challenges could be to create a more cooperative and altruistic society, one which takes i...

This week

Thought of the week

If it is happiness you seek,
First tolerate suffering.
Without experiencing tears,
You will not appreciate laughter.

Chengnawa Lodrö Gyaltsen (spyan snga ba blo gros rgyal mtshan, 1402-1472), quoted by Shabkar, in bka' gdams sprul pa'i glegs bam, fol. 177b

Right now in Karuna-Shechen

Despite the crisis, benevolent education continues!

Published on July 27, 2021

For more than twenty years now, the notion of altruism, defined as selfless concern for the good of others, unites and inspires Karuna-Shechen’s benefactors, beneficiaries, volunteers and teams. It ...

The sacred bonds of Hinduism

Published on July 26, 2021

Hinduism has many festivals and rituals. They celebrate the major stages of life as well as the deities and are an opportunity to spend time with loved ones. Among these celebrations, one, particularl...