Omega Center for Sustainable Living | Workshop

Global Compassion: Beyond the Self

Oct 27 - Oct 27 2017 New York, NY

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk and an international best-selling author who left a career in cellular genetics to study Buddhism in the Himalayas.

“To be able to feel unconditional compassion, one needs to develop fearlessness.” —Matthieu Ricard

Join an evening talk, starting at 8 p.m., with renowned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, whose best-selling books include Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World.

Exploring the global movement to a more compassionate world, Ricard is joined in the second half of the evening by very special guest, Richard Gere.

Sometimes called the "happiest man in the world," Matthieu Ricard is an internationally renowned Buddhist monk, author, and scientist. After training in biochemistry at the Institute Pasteur, Matthieu Ricard left science behind to move to the Himalayas and become a Buddhist monk—and to pursue happiness, both at a basic human level and as a subject of inquiry. He has come to believe that achieving happiness requires the same kind of effort and mind training involved with any other serious pursuit. Mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn has stated that Ricard's recent book, Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World, is “the most important book written in the past ten years."

To purchase tickets, please visit Symphony Space.

Symphony Space (Broadway @ 95th St)

Meet the Teachers

  • Born in France, Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who left a career in cellular genetics to stud ...
  • Richard Gere is an internationally renowned actor, activist, and philanthropist. For more than 30 ...

Tuition & Fees

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Title Price

A Talk on Global Compassion


Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 55.00 $ 45.00 $ 40.00

Symphony Space

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program in NYC, the Symphony Space Box Office will contact you to process your refund. Ticket handling fees are non-refundable.

If an event is not cancelled, no refunds or exchanges will be issued. In the case of severe snow or ice, call the Symphony Space Box Office for more information regarding possible cancellation.

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Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Location & Directions

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York City, NY 10025

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