December 5 2019
Twenty years ago, Matthieu Ricard set out to build a better world for the people of the Himalayan region through the founding of Karuna-Shechen. Working in remote and underserved villages, made poss...
In Altruism Matthieu Ricard, co-founder of Karuna-Shechen and author of the international bestseller Happiness, makes a robust and passionate case for altruism—and why we need it now more than ever.
Altruism, Ricard’s new masterwork, presents a global vision based on decades of personal experience and insight, a road map for the 21st century. Ricard demonstrates how altruism is an essential dimension of our nature that everyone can cultivate and expand. He emphasizes developing altruistic compassion as the best means for benefiting ourselves and our society.
Ricard uncovers the reasons why altruism is the vital thread that can answer the main challenges of our time: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long term.
The book paints a complete picture of the importance of altruism and the world’s need for it, and explores its impact in society, politics, the economy, the environment, and education. Major world entrepreneurs, economists, and thinkers have embraced Ricard’s message. It is universal in its approach and will appeal to anyone and everyone who seeks to create a more positive and sustainable future.
Altruism was a bestseller in France and will be published in the USA on June 2, 2015, by Little Brown. A North American tour will launch the book with events in San Francisco, New York City, L.A., and Washington D.C.
For more information : www.altruismbook.com
November 15 2019
Karuna-Shechen’s projects are developed to serve the needs of villagers and communities in remote and under-served areas of Nepal, India, and Tibet. While we gauge success based on the number of peo...
Meet the villagers, our team, and all those who make our work possible. Discover the values that guide and inspire us. And learn how your generous support improves the living conditions of 250,000 peo...