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 impulses, our inner conflicts, our wandering thoughts, and our afflictive emotions. This servitude of ours… Read more »

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Altruistic education for a more altruistic world

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 human qualities. Indeed, many schools have explored different ways of exploiting it. In 2012, the… Read more »

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The Covid 19 Emergency Programme in Karuna-Shechen

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 particularly severe for several reasons. In India in particular, the economic downturn caused by the… Read more »

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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 for the environment A.T. Kearney Bureau for Strategic Foresight, located in Chicago, recently concluded in a… Read more »

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Altruism As the Ariadne Thread of a More Humane Economy

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, and long term— on which three types of interests are superimposed: ours, the interests of… Read more »

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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 closest reality. We barely perceive what is happening at the moment: the world around us,… Read more »

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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 beings want to be happy and not suffer, just as I do, my personal happiness… Read more »

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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 it to all beings? Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche The underlying sense of uneasiness that we have… Read more »

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Let Us Experience Every Moment To The Fullest

Dear friends, I wanted to send you my heartiest thoughts and humble prayers in these challenging times. I know that many of you are confused and afraid in the face of the epidemic that is affecting so many people around the world. We must take all necessary precautions for ourselves, for our loved ones, and… Read more »

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