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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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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...

About the Film “Buddhism: The Law of Silence”.

By Matthieu Ricard on September 09, 2022

The recently aired documentary, “Buddhism: The Law of Silence,” examines the alleged system abuses of Sogyal and the crimes committed in the 80s and 90s by the so-called Buddhist master Robert Spatz. These abuses and the suffering they caused, often to very young victims, are indeed abhorrent. The situation is rendered even more revolting bec...

This week

Thought of the week

Wisdom is like a flawless eye
Whose vision penetrates all phenomena without confusing them.
Maintain this torch of the path of liberation:
That is my advice from the heart.

Dondrup Chögyal (don grub chos rgyal, 1668-1718), the incarnation of Rigdzin Chokyi Trakpa), extract snying gtam gces bsdus, p. 207.

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...