Tibet by Matthieu Ricard - 8

By Matthieu Ricard on March 16, 2015

Young and old, all come to welcome Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche on his return to Shechen in eastern Tibet after thirty years in exile. (1985)

Towards Sustainable Harmony: An Altruistic Approach

By Matthieu Ricard on March 16, 2015

Articles in the New York Times and other news agencies reported on the latest scientific findings on climate change and global warming. How does this relate to what is called sustainable development? The term, sustainable development, is a contradiction. Quantitative growth has proven not to be sustainable because infinite quantitative growth...

Tibetan monks, by Matthieu Ricard

By Matthieu Ricard on February 03, 2015

A group of Tibetan monks on horseback leads the caravan of the great master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, after having crossed the Gose-La pass, rising over 16,400 feet in Kham province, on their way to Palpung Monastery in eastern Tibet. (1988)

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, photographed by Matthieu Ricard

By Matthieu Ricard on January 31, 2015

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991), one of the greatest masters of Tibetan Buddhism, seated on the steps of the great stupa of Bodhnath, Kathmandu, surrounded by some of the incarnate lamas who gathered in Nepal on March 24, 1978 to receive an extensive cycle of teachings and initiations from him. The ceremonial hats worn by some of the la...

The Need for Altruism in the Face of Violence

By Matthieu Ricard on January 26, 2015

Almost every day, a massacre occurs somewhere in the world - in Syria, Sudan, Pakistan, Nigeria and other places. Recently, the world has been shaken by the murder in Paris of 17 people, including 12 journalists and collaborators of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. In their tragic delusion, perpetrators of violence often perceive...

Himalayan foothills, by Matthieu Ricard

By Matthieu Ricard on January 22, 2015

The foothills of the Himalayas seen from the retreat centre of Pema Osel Ling, the ‘Land of the Lotus of Light', at Namo Buddha in Nepal. (2004) Late afternoon in the Himalayas. Seen from Namo Buddha, Nepal. (2006)