Choyu, by Matthieu Ricard - 2

By Matthieu Ricard on June 03, 2015

The glacier that comes down in fronf of Choyu, or Cho Oyu, (8,201 metres, 26,906 ft), the sixth highest mountain in the world, located on the Tibet-Nepal border, 20 km west of Mount Everest. “Choyu” comes from the Tibetan name Jowo Yu (jo bo g.yu), "Turquoise Lord”. A few kilometres west of Cho Oyu is Nangpa La (5,716m/18,753 ft), a pass tha...

Nepal earthquakes: Karuna-Shechen's action

By Matthieu Ricard on May 14, 2015

Two weeks after a first earthquake devasted Nepal and caused over 8,000 casualties and 17,800 wounded, a new quake of a magnitude of 7,3 struck the north-east region of the country on May 12th. The teams on the ground of Karuna-Shechen, Matthieu Ricard's humanitarian organization, continue their work providing assistance to the victims of th...

Choyu, by Matthieu Ricard

By Matthieu Ricard on May 07, 2015

Choyu, or Cho Oyu, (8,201 metres, 26,906 ft) is the sixth highest mountain in the world, located on the Tibet-Nepal border, 20 km west of Mount Everest.. “Choyu” comes from the Tibetan name Jowo Yu (jo bo g.yu), "Turquoise Lord”. A few kilometres west of Cho Oyu is Nangpa La (5,716m/18,753 ft), a pass that serves as the main trading route be...

Let Altruism be Your Guide

By Matthieu Ricard on May 07, 2015

Excepts from Matthieu Ricard’s Latest TED Talk, October 2014. We have an extraordinary potential for goodness, but also an immense power to do harm. Any tool can be used to build or to destroy, and it all depends on our motivation. Therefore, it is all the more important to foster an altruistic motivation rather than a selfish one. We ind...

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...