In these sessions, we’re going to go through the different steps of the meditation practice day by day. The first step is to simply be present and aware of what’s going on inside from moment to …
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
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 …
Altruism is a real necessity for human society and for the future of our planet. At the same time, developing the qualities of an altruistic mind is a way for each of us to live a more meaningful …
A carpenter, for instance, knows how to use many tools, which wait in the toolbox until a particular one is needed for a particular purpose. The idea of this series is to provide resources that will …
Exercises for a kind heart
Getting in touch with our own mind and developing our innate capacity for kindness through direct experience.
The dynamics of altruistic love
Training in love, compassion, joy and impartiality.
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
In this series of meditations and contemplations we challenge our everyday assumptions to open up more spacious perspectives.
Stability and Clarity
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 …
Wisdom, Compassion and Happiness
Learn to Meditate with Matthieu Ricard. Discover a full program of detailed courses on why and how to meditate with the help of different meditation techniques, as well as meditation's role in daily life and the world.
Why Should I Meditate?
How to identify the potential we have within ourselves for key human qualities like inner peace, inner freedom, compassion and resilience.
How to Meditate?
How does meditation unfold? What kind of mind training should one consider? How can obstacles be overcome?
Training the Mind for Genuine Happiness
Genuine happiness is explored as a cluster of key qualities, such as inner peace, altruism and strength of mind.
What is Mindfulness?
An indispensable tool to achieve the union of wisdom and compassion.
A Passionate Case for Altruism
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
Inner Calm is introduced through a series of breathing techniques for training the attention and achieving a clear and focused state of mind.
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
Matthieu demonstrates how to cultivate some of the most fundamental human qualities: altruism, loving-kindness, compassion and joy.
Mindfulness of Breathing
Mindfulness of breathing meditations from Matthieu Ricard’s book “The Art of Meditation”.
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Develop an all-embracing mindfulness practice and stay engaged over longer periods of time. With further guidance from “The Art of Meditation”.
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
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
A full program of progressive courses for experienced meditators by Dr. B. A. Wallace. Comprehensive Vipashyana practices, among others, to train your inner experience. To uproot afflictions of the mind, one needs insights into the nature of reality.
Practices focused on relaxation, which may integrate with later techniques on attentional stability and vividness in order to establish an optimal mental balance.
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
These sessions aim to cultivate vividness of attention, which helps to arouse the attention in case of dullness or tiredness.
Observing the Mind
Settle the mind in its natural state as you observe the space of the mind without preference.
A Boundless Heart
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
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.
Meditations on Conative Intelligence
Training the mind in a range of desires and aspirations oriented toward one’s own and others’ happiness.
Mindfulness of the Body
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
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
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
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.
Like getting our navigation charts set before setting out on a long voyage, let's start with our motivation. What is our vision of a good life?
Maria João Pires, one of the world's top pianists, shares her meditative approach to the world of art, creativity, classical music, and on the potential for a meaningful and compassionate life.
Listening to life
If you are connected to life, you are connected to art. Living well is an art.
Life as a musician
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
What do we need to understand music?
Piano practice and performance
Reading the score and facing the audience
Piano workshop for amateur students
Advice to refine your piano practice
Mozart Sonata in F major, K.280 (I)
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)
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
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)
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)
Continuing the lesson with Kaito Kobayashi on the second movement of F. Schubert’s piano sonata in A minor, D.537.
Discover the Concert Hall
Discover with Maria the individual performances from the Singing Hands and Cities of the Danube concerts.
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
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 …
Introducing your Child to Meditation
Simple meditations to practice with young children aged 4 to 8 by Dominique Butet and Marie-Christine Champeaux-Cunin. These five minutes of daily meditation will bring parents and children to meditate together.
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