After a first trip to India in 1967, where he met the great Tibetan master Kangyur Rinpoche, Matthieu Ricard obtained a doctorate in genetics at the Pasteur Institute, then settled in the Himalayas in 1972. After the death of his first master , he spent twelve years with Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and became a monk.
Since 1989, he has been the interpreter, in French, of the XNUMXth Dalai Lama. He is the author of numerous works of general interest, ten photo albums, and a dozen volumes translated from Tibetan.
The humanitarian organization he created, Karuna-Shechen, helps 380 people a year in India, Nepal and Tibet. He dedicates to him all of his copyrights and profits from his activities.
Regularly find articles by Matthieu Ricard on Buddhist News.
Website : www.matthieuricard.org
Founded in 2000 by Matthieu Ricard, Karuna-Shechen implements humanitarian projects for underprivileged populations in India, Nepal and Tibet.
The mission of this non-profit association is to remedy inequalities in the Himalayan regions and to build a fairer, more humane and more benevolent world.
Karuna-Shechen provides vulnerable populations with health, education and training services, as well as access to water, solar electricity and other sustainable solutions aimed at improving their livelihoods. This by integrating local skills and knowledge into the programs that are developed.
The active participation of communities, the empowerment of women and the preservation of natural resources, local know-how and cultures are at the heart of this approach.
To implement these projects, Karuna-Shechen works with a network of local partners and establishes teams in the field made up of professionals who know their country and region perfectly.
Website : karuna-shechen.org
Institute of Buddhist Studies
Since 1996, the Institute of Buddhist Studies has had the vocation of making the reality of Buddhism accessible and understandable, in Asia and in the West, from its origins to the present day.
By offering a non-sectarian approach to Buddhism, the IEB occupies a unique place in the contemporary intellectual and spiritual landscape. The teaching team, made up of both university-level researchers and experienced practitioners of the different Buddhist paths, thus opens up a free space for reflection located halfway between the university and the Buddhist centers of study and practice.
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Website : buddhisms.net
Every month, Psychologies gives you an appointment with yourself to get to know yourself better, understand others and act on your life.
A large file to deepen a theme, life stories, psycho-tests, chronicles of experts... Both helpful and enlightening, this magazine offers you concrete answers to better bounce back in your daily life, as well as tracks reflection on the major questions of existence and the challenges of today's world.
The special meditation special issue (February-March 2020) highlights a selection of articles published on Buddhist News.
Website : www.psychologies.com
With this new publishing house, launched in 2017, Florent Massot continues his commitment as a publisher begun more than 35 years ago, to support changes in society, open breaches in consciences and build bridges between cultures and beings to get through this world in crisis. His wish is also to create a space of expression for the new generations.
Its catalog is multiple as are the changes, which can be played out at the practical, scientific or spiritual level. That's why you'll find both calls to action in the form of manifestos - like Make the revolution! of the Dalai Lama -, militant and feminist comics, but also books that accompany inner evolution or explore the invisible world
Writings that question, jostle, inspire.
In partnership with Massot Editions, Buddhist News makes you win books.
Website : massot.com
Editions de La Martiniere
Since 1992, Éditions de La Martinière has presented a catalog of illustrated books, carried by a strong visual writing, which combines author photography, documentary photography, art, illustration, fashion or nature. Each book is an original encounter with an author, his creativity and his specificity.
With the publication of around sixty titles each year, including works by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Matthieu Ricard, Les Éditions de La Martinière is today the leading publisher of illustrated books in France.
In partnership with La Martinière, Buddhist News makes you win books.
Website : www.editionsdelamartiniere.fr