Wisdom, Compassion and Happiness

Follow Matthieu Ricard’s video course for detailed explanations on how to meditate and train your mind, and the place of meditation in daily life and the world.

Why Should I Meditate?

3 reflections
How to identify the potential we have within ourselves for key human qualities like inner peace, inner freedom, compassion and resilience.

How to Meditate?

2 reflections
How does meditation unfold? What kind of mind training should one consider? How can obstacles be overcome?

Training the Mind for Genuine Happiness

2 reflections
Genuine happiness is explored as a cluster of key qualities, such as inner peace, altruism and strength of mind.

What is Mindfulness?

2 reflections
An indispensable tool to achieve the union of wisdom and compassion.

A Passionate Case for Altruism

méditation
Matthieu makes a robust argument that altruism, the genuine concern for the well-being of others, could be the saving grace of the 21st century.

Introduction to Inner Calm

4 reflections
Inner Calm is introduced through a series of breathing techniques for training the attention and achieving a clear and focused state of mind.

Deeper Insight

3 reflections
Guidance on how to cultivate vipashyana, deeper insight into the nature of the mind and the world. Deeper insight is acquired first by detailed analysis of consciousness, then through inner …

Meditations on Altruism

5 meditations
Matthieu demonstrates how to cultivate some of the most fundamental human qualities: altruism, loving-kindness, compassion and joy.

Mindfulness of Breathing

2 meditations
Mindfulness of breathing meditations from Matthieu Ricard’s book “The Art of Meditation”.

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

9 sessions
Develop an all-embracing mindfulness practice and stay engaged over longer periods of time. With further guidance from “The Art of Meditation”.

Contemplative Inspirations

9 contemplations
Contemplations from Matthieu Ricard’s “The Art of Meditation” and other sources. Take a few minutes to let yourself be inspired.

Meditation and Everyday Life

6 reflections
Meditation can support and enrich the activities of our daily life, whether it is dealing with anxiety, caring for our health, in the workplace, or in the education of our children. By training our …

Great Insights Through Mindfulness

For experienced practitioners and those who feel ready to plunge straight into a deep investigation of the mind. This rich set of progressive meditations was studied in a major research program at UC Davis.

Relaxation

4 meditations
Practices focused on relaxation, which may integrate with later techniques on attentional stability and vividness in order to establish an optimal mental balance.

Attentional stability

3 meditations
These practices help to cultivate attentional stability, which is beneficial for calming the mind when it is agitated and restless, and may also synergistically combine with the practices of …

Vividness of attention

3 meditations
These sessions aim to cultivate vividness of attention, which helps to arouse the attention in case of dullness or tiredness.

Observing the Mind

4 meditations
Settle the mind in its natural state as you observe the space of the mind without preference.

A Boundless Heart

méditation
We need loving-kindness to make decisions and to act in ways conducive to one’s own and others’ genuine happiness.

The Awareness of Awareness

4 meditations
Your knowledge of being aware may be the most certain knowledge you have. It is the knowing of knowing, the awareness that awareness is happening, right here, right now.

Conative Intelligence and Flourishing

4 meditations
Training the mind in a range of desires and aspirations oriented toward one’s own and others’ happiness.

Mindfulness of the Body

3 meditations
Getting in touch with the sensations arising throughout the body, we learn to distinguish raw sensations from superimposed mental images and to apply this intimate awareness in interactions with …

Mindfulness of Feelings

4 meditations
With unwavering mindfulness, we learn to see the naked nature of basic experiences arising within the body, the mind, and four other sensory fields. We then apply the same quality of mindfulness …

Mindfulness of the Mind

4 meditations
We closely apply mindfulness to the objective contents and subjective impulses of the mind, and to the empty nature of the space of the mind. We learn to apply this same quality to the minds of …

Mindfulness of Phenomena

4 meditations
We turn our attention to phenomena at large, observing the states of mind and mental activity which disrupt the equilibrium of the mind and distort our modes of perception and conception.

Meditate Day by Day

Complete beginners can learn to meditate step by step. An excellent reinforcement for more experienced meditators too. The development of stability and mindfulness and the fostering of kindness and compassion need to go hand in hand. You will learn methods for approaching all kinds of situations through the practice, even the most difficult.

Taming the Mind

7 meditations
Matthieu has given some wonderful explanations of why we meditate, and how we meditate. In these sessions, we’re going to put those into practice in a simple way, going through the different steps …

Acquiring Stability

7 meditations
When we start to meditate our mind keeps jumping about. How can we make it more calm? Mental calm is being able to keep the mind focused on an object without letting it run away. To have a clear …

Mindfulness and Presence

7 meditations
Meditation is a way to stabilize our mind, but also a way to know and understand our mind. After an introduction to the basics of meditation we continue with this series of sessions to better …

Caring Mindfulness

7 meditations
Matthieu Ricard has written a huge book about altruism and considers it a real necessity for human society and for the future of our planet. At the same time, developing the qualities of an …

Exercises for a kind heart

8 meditations
Getting in touch with our own mind and developing our innate capacity for kindness through direct experience.

The dynamics of altruistic love

7 meditations
Training in love, compassion, joy and impartiality.

Everyday Meditations

9 meditations
A series of simple meditations for those who have completed the foundation course or already have a basic knowledge of how to meditate.

Knowing Yourself to Know the World

5 meditations
In this series of meditations and contemplations we challenge our everyday assumptions to open up more spacious perspectives

Stability and Clarity

7 meditations
This series returns to some essential points that will allow us to stabilize the mind. When the mind becomes calm we can see its inner workings more clearly, and catch a glimpse of the depths below …

Creative Journey

A unique discovery of the meditative approach with Maria João Pires, one of the world’s top pianists. Maria offers us a deep insight into the world of art, creativity, mindfulness and classical music, and puts us in touch with what is most essential in our being.

Listening to life

3 reflections
If you are connected to life, you are connected to art. Living well is an art.

Life as a musician

3 discussions
Practice, concerts, being in shape, and the musical education of future musicians and of children in general school. Discussions with composer, conductor and musicologist Cesar Viana.

Listening to music

3 reflections
What do we need to understand music?

Piano practice and performance

4 reflections
Reading the score and facing the audience

Piano workshop for amateur students

6 sessions
Advice to refine your piano practice

Mozart Sonata in F major, K.280 (I)

5 sessions
A piano lesson with Lilit Grigoryan on the first movement of the W. A. Mozart F Major Sonata, KV 280, focusing on style, phrasing, articulation, rhythm, tempo and relation between right and left hand.

Mozart Sonata in F major, K.280 (II, III)

3 sessions
A new lesson with Lilit Grigoryan continuing with the second and third movements of the W. A. Mozart F Major Sonata, KV 280.

Schubert Moment Musical No.1, D.780

6 sessions
A piano lesson with Kaito Kobayashi on F. Schubert’s Moment Musical No.1, D.780. Freedom vs. respect for the score, lightness, flow, and rubato are among the subjects.

Schubert Sonata in A minor, D.537 (I)

9 sessions
A piano lesson with Kaito Kobayashi on the first movement of F. Schubert’s piano sonata in A minor, D.537. Color change, beat vs. sound, mood, how to practice...

Schubert Sonata in A minor, D.537 (II)

7 sessions
Continuing the lesson with Kaito Kobayashi on the second movement of F. Schubert’s piano sonata in A minor, D.537.

Singing Hands

2 sessions
Piano four hands and polyphonic songs from the North of Portugal. A parallel between four hands piano playing (where two pianists share the same instrument in an intimate and complex relationship) …

Cities of the Danube

2 sessions
Music from Budapest and Vienna. The cities of the Danube river, particularly Vienna and Budapest, are a source of astonishing music throughout the ages. We will revisit this heritage through the …

Encore!

10 performances
Rediscover with Maria the individual performances from Singing Hands and Cities of the Danube.

Meeting Point

2 discussions
Dialogues about composers, music and nature

Introducing your Child to Meditation

A series of simple meditations to practice with young children aged 4 to 8. To meditate means to open the heart and train our mind to be present and fully aware of everything we do. These five minutes of daily meditation will bring parents and children to meditate together. The entire course is …
8 meditations

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