New loving-kindness practices

We are happy to share two new practices from Alan Wallace focused on the development of benevolent states of mind, which you will find under the title A Boundless Heart. The word for loving-kindness in Sanskrit is maitri, or metta in Pali, which is related to the word for a “friend”. A prosaic …

Meditation Practice Foundations

Each lesson of Charles Hastings’ first course, Meditation Practice Foundations, is now accompanied by a brief introductory description, to help beginners to find their way and those who have already followed the course to come back easily to particular points. ‘Meditation Practice Foundations’ is …

Thoughts of the day

The home-page of Imagine Clarity has been enriched with more “Thoughts of the Day” from Matthieu Ricard and our other authors, plus a larger selection of the artworks by French painter Yahne Le Toumelin. In her earlier career Yahne le Toumelin was appreciated and exhibited by André Breton as part …

Events in Montreal

Some news for our Canadian friends! Matthieu Ricard and Maria João Pires are coming to Montreal. There will be a ‘Meeting of Minds’ organized by Karuna Canada in collaboration with Emergences, the organization that has created these events in Belgium for ten years, on the theme “How to take care …

Heart to heart

Last weekend, Charles Hastings took part in a day with patients suffering from congenital cardiomyopathy, a cardiac anomaly that can cause sudden death. It was also a day for their families, who, in addition to being on the front line as carers, are often symptomatic or asymptomatic carriers of …

Finding the Moment

Alan Kozlowski is a photographer, filmmaker, cinematographer, and music producer. He was filming Matthieu Ricard’s first English video recordings for Imagine Clarity in Southwestern France at Yahne Le Toumelin’s beautiful art studio. Surrounded by a magnificent landscape, it was an extraordinary …

Meet your expert musician

Imagine Clarity is delighted to introduce you to the latest member of our team: our head of artistic communication, Lilit Grigoryan. She is now available through the app to answer your questions about music, whether you are a musician or a listener. Lilit is a concert pianist and has performed …

Creative Journey now available on Android

We are happy to announce the new Android version of Imagine Clarity, which now joins the updated Web and iOS programs to give all subscribers full access to all content. A reminder of the available new features: - Explore: quickly access all authors and all courses - Favourites: Easily find …

Stability and Clarity: a new course from Charles Hastings

With Charles Hastings’ daily 10 minute meditations in Meditation Practice Foundations, anyone can learn to meditate. His series Awakening the Heart can unlock your inner potential for kindness, clarity and compassion. With his new series, Stability and Clarity, you can refine the skills acquired …

Revised and expanded Creative Journey

The first course of Creative Journey, where Maria João Pires shares her reflections on music and life, now features videos edited in a longer format and including previously unpublished content in the last two modules. Additional text and visuals are provided to further support the interviews. …

Knowing yourself to know the world

Charles’s new series for meditation, reflection, and training the mind, entitled Knowing yourself to know the world, invites us to explore areas of our daily experience which ordinarily we might reject or not notice. A clearer understanding of our own subjective experience naturally transforms our …

This summer: Emergences

Matthieu Ricard has been involved in Emergences, a yearly gathering in Brussels, since its inception ten years ago. For this year’s edition he was joined as usual by his dear friends Christophe André, Alexandre Jollien, Maria João Pires and founder Ilios Kotsu, along with other meditators, …

This summer: Mind & Life Europe

Charles Hastings was joined by American author and meditation teacher Elizabeth Mattis Namgyal for a week in the beautiful lakeside setting of the Fraueninsel in Bavaria, as “contemplative fellows” at the Mind & Life Europe Summer Retreat Institute, meditating every day with this gathering of …

This summer in Arles

The music and meditation concerts in Arles with Matthieu Ricard and Maria João Pires were a great success. The ancient roman amphitheater was filled on both evenings. Matthieu took the moods of the inspiringly rendered music as a basis for meditations on love, compassion, joy and impartiality, …

Creative Journey with Maria João Pires

Creative Journey with Maria João Pires is an innovative new program for pianists and music lovers. In the intimate setting of her beautiful country retreat Maria João Pires exchanges with her students and friends. In Creative Journey you can discover her insights on the technical aspects of music, …

Meditate with Imagine Clarity in Arles

Please note that the meditation in Arles on July 29th will be at 9:00 AM as originally planned and not 9:30. Ticketing is now open here. Meditation for All with Charles Hastings and Imagine Clarity will be a group meditation, open to everyone. We see this as a beautiful moment of solidarity and …

Music and meditation evenings in the Théâtre Antique, Arles

Music and meditation evenings with Maria João Pires and Matthieu Richard on July 28th and 29th at 8:30 PM in the Théâtre Antique, a Roman amphitheater dating from 12 BC. Maria João Pires will play a selection of preludes and fugues from Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier and Matthieu will share his …

50 years in the Himalayas, exhibition of Matthieu Ricard’s photographs

The beautiful ancient city of Arles in France hosts a major photography festival every year. From July 2nd to September 23rd, the CONTEMPLATION event will showcase a series of Matthieu Ricard’s photos in extra-large black and white format in a vast meditative space, a 1000 m² monumental bamboo …

Discover the redesigned Imagine Clarity app

Imagine Clarity now offers a more aesthetic experience which allows you to fully appreciate Matthieu Ricard’s beautiful photos from the Himalayas. iOS and Android apps will receive further updates in the coming weeks. Discover the app.

Everyday meditations

Now available: Everyday Meditations is a series of simple 15- and 30-minute practices to come back to day after day, based on Charles’ Foundation course. Repeating the same practice every day is the time-honored way to build confidence and develop stability. View course.

Mindfulness of Phenomena by Alan Wallace

The ability to sustain close mindfulness is a learned skill that offers profound benefits in all situations. In this last installment of the Insights Through Mindfulness course, we stabilize our awareness against habitual reactions, examine mental phenomena nakedly, sharpen our perceptions without …