Archive for 2014

On Forgiveness

By Matthieu Ricard on July 28, 2014

Forgiveness does not mean that we forgive the act perpetrated, but rather, that we forgive the imperfection that lies within most of us. It is also about recognizing the potential for change. With this view, even if the person does not regret his action and does not seem to be changing his attitude and behavior, forgiveness is still possible...

Sights of Bhutan, by Matthieu Ricard

By Matthieu Ricard on July 23, 2014

The monumental dzong of Paro, Bhutan, was originally built in 1646, but it had to be restored on several occasions after it was damaged by fire and earthquakes. Bhutan, 2014. Primitive forest, during a pilgrimage to Chumbu (Chumophuk or Chimpu), a sacred place four-hour walk up from Paro valley, along the Doteng, between 8000 and 9300 f...

Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche by Matthieu Ricard

By Matthieu Ricard on July 16, 2014

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Yangsi (Orgyen Tendzin Jigme Lhundrup) se tientaux côtés de la statue en terre et en cire de son prédécesseur Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991), l’un des plus grands maîtres du bouddhisme tibétain. Paro Kyichu, Bhutan, April 2014. Buddhist monks and nuns, led by their abbot Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, perfo...

Protect the high seas

By Matthieu Ricard on June 30, 2014

Support the petition addressed by the Global Ocean Commission to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: Help secure a living ocean, food and prosperity - propose a new agreement for high seas protection in September 2014 Providing us with food, fresh water, energy, medicine, the oxygen in every second breath we take, and even our ho...

Sikkim landscapes by Matthieu Ricard - 2

By Matthieu Ricard on May 12, 2014

Stupa containing the relics of the great spiritual teacher Jamyang Khyentsé Chökyi Lodrö (1893-1959), at the scred site of Tashiding in Sikkim Yangthang Rinpoche, an 85 year-old Sikkimi lama who lived in Tibet for a long time; in Yuksam, Sikkim, March 2014. Prayer flags around Kathog lake, Yuksam, Sikkim

Sikkim landscapes by Matthieu Ricard - 1

By Matthieu Ricard on May 03, 2014

Forest near Darjeeling, India The Kanchenjungna mountain range in the Sikkim reagion rises over 2,600 feet (seen from the village of Pelling, March 2014) Tyrant Flycatcher on a tree in bloom, Sikkim