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

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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...

Sacred Dances, by Matthieu Ricard - 3

By Matthieu Ricard on February 02, 2016

Inside the main temple, the monks are getting ready to come out in the courtyard of Shechen monastery, in Nepal, to engage in the Tsechu Festival of Sacred dances. (March 29th, 2015)

This week

The thought of the week

The qualities of enlightenment are inherent in consciousness but can remain invisible for a long time. The ultimate nature of mind, emptiness endowed with the qualities of supreme enlightenment, is always present in us but remains latent until we recognize it and become familiar with it.
SHECHEN GYALTSAP (1871-1926) Excerpts from zhabs dkar tshogs drug rang grol gyi bka' 'bum (The Chariot of complete liberation, oral transmissions of the omniscient ones, instructions for all the preliminary practices of Vajrayana), vol. 7 of "Collected works of zhe chen rgyal tshab padma rnam rgyal," Paro, Khyentse Rinpoche, 1975-1994, p. 361


The Writings of Shabkar

Published on June 22, 2016

zhabs dkar tshogs drug rang grol (1781-1851) - A descriptive catalogue - Shechen Publications

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Nepal – Rebuilding Together

Published on September 26, 2016

The 2015 earthquakes devastated communities across Nepal. Karuna-Shechen is helping communities rebuild and learn new skills to move beyond devastation to a place of hope. Deeply rooted in the communi...

A Driving Force 

Published on September 07, 2016

Karuna-Shechen’s first female e-rickshaw trainee offers a story of success—and enormous potential. In September 2014, Shobha Devi’s life changed forever. Shobha and her husband, a day laborer,...