Freedom for all of us


Three luminary teachers unfold a compelling series of dialogues on inner freedom—what it is and how to cultivate it in ourselves and others.

“We are, nearly all of us,” writes Matthieu Ricard, “the playthings of our whims, our conditioning, our …

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Altruistic education for a more altruistic world

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In this back-to-school week, I would like to share with you some thoughts on the issue of altruistic education. This could be seen as an education that is not limited to intellectual development, but also includes the education of basic …

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The Covid 19 Emergency Programme in Karuna-Shechen

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A New India/Nepal Emergency Programme in this Covid-19 Crisis. Support Them, Make a Donation!

The people of India and Nepal are currently going through an extremely trying time. The health, economic and social crises caused by the Covid-19 pandemic are …

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Vegetable meat : A Good Alternative For Everyone ?


This blog post is largely based on the article by Damian Carrington, the Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian’s Environment column, published on 12 June 2019.

Meat of animal origin: a product which is contrary to the respect of animals and disastrous

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Altruism As the Ariadne Thread of a More Humane Economy

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In this current era, we are confronted with many challenges. One of our main problems consists of reconciling the demands of the economy, the search for happiness, and respect for the environment. These imperatives correspond to three-time scales— short, middle, …

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Mindful Presence


Very often, our mind is carried away by a multitude of thought sequences where ruminations of the past are mixed with projections into the future. We are distracted, scattered, confused and, as a result, disconnected from the most immediate and …

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Two Inspiring Quotes Transcribed By Matthieu Ricard


[…] if one were to summarize the Buddha’s teaching in one word, we would have to say that it is universal interdependence, of which nonviolence is a natural consequence. Since we are all dependent on each other and all other …

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Three Inspiring Quotes Transcribed By Matthieu Ricard


To feel responsible for our loved ones is commendable, but we have the ability to open our mind and accept the responsibility for infinite beings. Why limit our deep sense of tenderness to a few people, when we can extend …

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