over 1 year ago

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Pires shares her reflections on music and life, now features videos edited in a longer format and including previously unpublished content in the last two modules.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. …
over 1 year ago

Now available: Knowing yourself to know the world by Charles Hastings

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 …
almost 2 years ago

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, …
almost 2 years ago

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 …
almost 2 years ago

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, …
almost 2 years ago

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, …
about 2 years ago

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 …
about 2 years ago

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 …
about 2 years ago

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 …
about 2 years ago

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.
about 2 years ago

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.
about 2 years ago

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 …