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, culminating in a moment of simple clarity and peace.
Charles led a guided meditation in the vast bamboo pavilion on the banks of the Rhône, surrounded by Matthieu’s photos. It was a great pleasure to meet members of our community, some of whom had come a long way for the occasion.