November 7th, 2019
The Imagine Clarity team is there to answer your questions! Meditation is a voyage of discovery. It is a discovery of one’s own mind, and also a discovery… Read More
September 30th, 2019
You can make a difference! We may feel overwhelmed by the challenges of climate change, the urgency of a huge transformation of society, from the decisions of politicians… Read More
September 25th, 2019
Today our meditation may be like a wild stream rather than a smooth-flowing river. But by practicing regularly, and trying to bring that practice of mindfulness into our daily life, we can gradually find a flow of inner calm. We learn to appreciate the present moment and our relationship to everything we do is transformed.
As Matthieu Ricard says:
“With mindfulness, it doesn’t matter what you are doing or whether you judge the task pleasant or unpleasant. What matters is how you do it—with a mind that is clear and peaceful, attentive to what is happening, full of wonder in the present moment, free from mental attachments or preconceptions.”
Daily meditation practice is a offering ourselves a moment of refreshment that we are happy to come back to. However there are days when it’s hard…
September 16th, 2019
It’s easy to be relaxed when we’re on vacation but how can we keep our sense of balance in the midst of all the pressures of our stressful daily life?
In many countries, after the summer holidays people are now back to work. Hopefully they have had a refreshing break from the usual stress, in a calmer environment. Now there are the challenges of going back to work, or for children, the challenges of going back to school.
In the modern world there is a constant pressure to be active and productive. A lot of the stress we experience comes from ruminating about the expectations of others and the expectations that we have of ourselves. What a relief it is to step back and just be with our own mind, in the present moment…
September 9th, 2019
Does your mind play tricks on you? Our experiences are colored by emotions, habits and learned reactions. When we are mindfully aware of our thoughts and emotions as they arise in our mind we can have a clearer understanding of ourselves and the world.
Many of us are plagued by anxiety or frustration. Often when we look back at moments when we felt disturbed, we can see that our perception of events at the time were completely disproportionate. A mindful awareness of our reactions, seeing in real time how our thoughts arise, multiply and disappear, enables us to have a more stable mind, a clearer vision, and more harmonious interactions.
August 30th, 2019
It’s easy to be happy when everything is going well, but how can we stay positive in difficult times?
Often we are asked if there are specific meditations to deal with life’s challenges, such as anxiety, depression, illness, or difficulties with family, colleagues and neighbors. There are skillful ways of dealing with each situation but the basis for dealing with all of them is the same.
August 22nd, 2019
As you reflect upon and embrace the fragile nature of our life on this planet, remember the unlimited potential of your mind.
In today’s unstable world, our own inner stability is the essential basis to be able to act meaningfully, enjoy our lives, have fruitful relationships, and make our own contribution to society. Matthieu Ricard’s series of reflections and meditations Clarity, Compassion and Genuine Happiness offers a clear guide for real transformation and fulfillment.
August 14th, 2019
What would make you truly happy?
Alan Wallace’s course , Conative intelligence and Flourishing, is now complete. Activate your deepest aspirations for true fulfilment. This vital process will enable you to make life choices based on a clear idea of your values and possibilities.
August 8th, 2019
In summer it’s great to stretch your legs and go for a walk in the country or along the beach. Mindful walking can give a new dimension to… Read More
June 24th, 2019
How can we find the spark of transformative freshness that opens up new possibilities? What are the levers of creativity? And how can meditation help to unleash the… Read More
May 29th, 2019
A frequent question from our users is how do I meditate, and how can I progress and develop a more mindful, compassionate and altruistic mindset? We recommend using… Read More
April 30th, 2019
Train the mind in a range of desires and aspirations oriented toward one’s own and others’ happiness with Dr Alan Wallace. The term conation refers to the faculties of intention… Read More
April 29th, 2019
Matthieu Ricard explores essential qualities in leadership. Who are the most admired leaders? He discusses how “caring mindfulness” offers a compelling, entirely secular means of benefiting from meditation… Read More
April 10th, 2019
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… Read More
April 5th, 2019
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… Read More
March 30th, 2019
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… Read More
March 22nd, 2019
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… Read More
March 15th, 2019
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… Read More
March 5th, 2019
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… Read More
March 1st, 2019
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… Read More
February 18th, 2019
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… Read More
February 17th, 2019
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… Read More
October 23rd, 2018
The first course of Creative Journey, where Maria João Pires shares her reflections on music and life, now features videos edited in the longer format including previously unpublished content… Read More
October 18th, 2018
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… Read More
September 27th, 2018
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… Read More
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… Read More
September 25th, 2018
The music and meditation concerts in Arles with Matthieu Ricard and Maria Joao Pires were a great success. The ancient roman amphitheater was filled on both evenings. Matthieu… Read More
July 20th, 2018
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… Read More
July 7th, 2018
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… Read More
July 6th, 2018
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… Read More
July 5th, 2018
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… Read More
June 26th, 2018
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… Read More
June 25th, 2018
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… Read More
June 20th, 2018
Upcoming: The ability to sustain close mindfulness is a learned skill that offers profound benefits in all situations. In this last instalment of the Insights Through Mindfulness course,… Read More