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A series of practical instructions on wisdom, compassion and mindfulness shared by Matthieu Ricard.  

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Why I am a Vegetarian

By Matthieu Ricard on October 17, 2016

“It just takes just one second to decide to stop. The main reason not to eat meat and fish is to spare others' life. This is not an extreme perspective. This is a most reasonable and compassionate point of view.” My first Buddhist teacher, Kangyur Rinpoche, was a very strict vegetarian. I was inspired by him and also by a deep inner reasonin...

A Plea for the Animals: Dolphins Are Not Toys

By Matthieu Ricard on September 14, 2016

The dolphinarium industry is a perfect example of institutionalized selfishness. Money is the driving force that creates and runs them. Their educational, recreational, and environmental facades are covers for the merciless enslavement of species gifted with rare intelligence and who enjoy a rich and complex social life. In the people who run...

Power and Care with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

By Matthieu Ricard on March 29, 2016

“One of the great problems of history is that the concepts of love and power have usually been contrasted as opposites, so that love is identified with a resignation of power, and power with a denial of love,” said Martin Luther King. “We’ve got to get this thing right, ” he added, emphasizing that power without care, without love and compass...

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Thought of the week

When you have subdued an opponent,
A thousand more are still to be overcome.
Instead, crush your negative emotions,
Which are the enemies dwelling in your mind.

MINLING TERCHEN GYURME DORJE (1646-1714) Minling Terchen Terdag Lingpa, Gyurme Dorje (smin gling gling gter bdag chen gter pa 'gyur med rdo rje, 1646-1714).In smin gling gter chen rig 'dzin 'gyur med rdo rje'i gsung 'bum, Dehra Dun, DG Khochhen Tulku, 1998, Vol.6 (CHA), p. 90-91. Translated at Yan-nga in the hills of western China August 8, 1988.


World's Happiest Man is Vegan

Published on October 27, 2016

Matthieu Ricard's brain was determined to be neurologically "happier" after a 12-year medical study at the University of Wisconsin.

The World's Happiest Man Wishes You Wouldn't Call Him That

Published on October 13, 2016

What if we told you there was a man who had unlocked the secret to human joy? That despite all the pain and suffering and bad news out there, a monk on a mountaintop in Nepal has discovered a kind...

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Compassion for Animals, Too!

Published on November 18, 2016

Karuna-Shechen’s compassion doesn’t end with people. Our new mobile veterinary clinic is bringing medicine, exams, and compassionate relief to animals in remote Indian villages. The program...

Filling a Gap, Curing Tuberculosis in Nepal

Published on November 05, 2016

Many of us think tuberculosis is a disease of the past, but it remains widespread – and life-threatening – for millions of people in Nepal. Instances are prevalent in remote villages, where the po...