Archive for 2012
Upper Dolpo, Shey Festival, out of this world - 4By Matthieu Ricard on September 25, 2012
Upper Dolpo, Shey Festival, out of this world - 3By Matthieu Ricard on September 22, 2012
Upper Dolpo, Shey Festival, out of this world - 2By Matthieu Ricard on September 19, 2012
The Shey Festival in Dolpo, NepalBy Matthieu Ricard on September 16, 2012
Rabjam Rinpoche, the abbot of Shechen Monastery in Nepal, was recently the guest of honor at the Shey Festival, which is held every 12 years in the Dolpo region, in the north west of Nepal. Only two dozen people live year-round in this tranquil valley. This year, however, more than 4,000 pilgrims made the journey to come to the festival a...
Can More Guns Lead to Less Deaths?By Matthieu Ricard on September 07, 2012
Another tragic mass killing took place in the United States in Colorado. It caused the death of 12 people and wounded 58 others. It happened only 17 miles away from the Columbine High School where 12 students were shot dead by two other students in 1999. These kinds of incidents should make the American people think again about their laws...
Feeling Alone Among OthersBy Matthieu Ricard on September 03, 2012
According to the Sherry Turkle, a noted psychologist, writer, and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, ‟social” media is, in reality, only a means to enable us to be alone while remaining connected to many other people! A sixteen-year old boy who relies on texting for almost everything wistfully said, ‟Someday, but not ...
Glimpses from the Roof of the World-9By Matthieu Ricard on August 29, 2012
Nun from Eastern Tibet A forest of prayer flags above a nomad's tent
Glimpses from the Roof of the World-8By Matthieu Ricard on August 26, 2012
Eastern Tibet, summer 2012
Glimpses from the Roof of the World-7By Matthieu Ricard on August 23, 2012
Summer festival in Eastern Tibet
Glimpses from the Roof of the World-6By Matthieu Ricard on August 20, 2012
Kula Mountain pass in Eastern Tibet Ser Omai Tso lake at 15 000 feet in Eastern Tibet