November 14 2017

Karuna-Shechen: Born out of Compassion

Starting in the 1970’s, Matthieu Ricard lived in the Himalayan region, studying Buddhism with some of the greatest teachers of that era. He was witness to immense suffering and inequality around him, but he didn’t have the means to help as he would have wanted.

After co-writing The Monk and the Philosopher with his father in 1995, Matthieu put his compassion into action to reduce suffering and help preserve the Himalayan culture. He allocated all the resources from the book to start Karuna-Shechen, whose very name means “compassion.”

Join Matthieu as he shares his experience in this video: