Archive for 2011
Bhutan, Champion of Environmental PreservationBy Matthieu Ricard on October 23, 2011
Prior to attending the Mind and Life XXIII conference on Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence (which can be viewed on www.dalailama.com, or on Youtube) in India, neuroscientist Richard Davidson, his wife, Dr. Susan Davidson, Jonathan Patz (a leading author of the report prepared by the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change, IPCC...
Parinirvana of Kyabje Trulshik RinpocheBy Matthieu Ricard on October 21, 2011
Yesterday, from 4 am till late in the date, almost 50,000 people filed passed the body-relic (Kudung) of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, in Nepal, to pay hommage to the late MasterKudung of Kyabje Trulshik RinpocheSitapala Hill and Monastery Nepalese devoteesCeremony
Meeting with Jean Vanier - 2By Matthieu Ricard on October 21, 2011
Matthieu: Some people speak of ‟compassion fatigue”, or ‟burn-out”. But do you think that love, kindheartedness, compassion can really become strained? Jean Vanier: When I meet someone with a heavy disability, who looks at me with such tenderness, this shakes things up. A ‟burn-out” comes when we are too busy and do not spend enough time ...
Ceremonies of the 49th day in honor of Kyabje Trulshik RinpocheBy Matthieu Ricard on October 19, 2011
The ceremonies and offerings marking the 49th day of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche's passing away will be held in an elaborate way on 20th and 21st of October, at Sitapala in Nepal and in many other places in the world. In Nepal, many teachers and disciples have gathered for this occasion. Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche, Sh...
Jean Vanier founder of L'ArcheBy Matthieu Ricard on October 17, 2011
For many years, I had hoped to have the chance to meet with Jean Vanier, the founder of L'Arche. The opportunity finally presented itself at the MEDEF Summer University, which gathers not only business leaders, but also social entrepreneurs and big-hearted individuals who seek to be of service to others. It was during a round table whose them...
Flying over the HimalayasBy Matthieu Ricard on October 14, 2011
In flight from Bhutan to Delhi, on October 14th, the Everest (8848m) in the middle and the Makalu (8463 m) on the right The Annapurna range
108 Smiles-1By Matthieu Ricard on October 05, 2011
‟A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” From ‟108 Smiles”, a photo book recently published in French under the name ‟108 sourires” at Editions La Martinière
Kyabje Trulshik RinpocheBy Matthieu Ricard on September 30, 2011
Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche in Népal. 1983 Shuksep Jetsun Chönyi Zangmo (1865-1953), a female spiritual teacher of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893-1959), another important teacher of Trulshik Rinpoche
KYABJE TRULSHIK RINPOCHE, a short biography -2By Matthieu Ricard on September 28, 2011
KYABJE TRULSHIK RINPOCHE, a short biography -2 When Trulshik Rinpoche was 38 years old, he received from Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche the empowerments, reading transmissions and explanations of the whole Nyingma Kahma. He was also the sponsor for that important teaching. He also met Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche for the first time. The first t...
KYABJE TRULSHIK RINPOCHE, a short biography -1By Matthieu Ricard on September 24, 2011
Kyabjé Trulshik Rinpoche (1924-2011) was is one of the last great masters to have completed a truly extensive study, training and practice of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in the extraordinary cultural environment of Tibet prior to its invasion by the Chinese communist régime. Close disciple of some of the greatest Buddhist practitioners of ...