Matthieu Ricard left his native France and a promising career in
cellular genetics to become a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in
Nepal. He is now a translator, photographer and bestselling author (The
Monk and the Philosopher, Happiness: A Guide to Developing Lifes Most
Important Skill) and an active participant in scientific research on the
effects of meditation on the brain. He is involved in a number of
humanitarian projects in Tibet and Nepal, where he resides.
intimate portrait journeys with Matthieu as he continues the work of his
late teacher, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, in the Himalayas, and as he
serves as translator for the Dalai Lama in Europe and participates in
scientific research there. His vivid photography and accessible stories
of a monks life in the Himalayas feature throughout.
Matthieu Ricard, Kangyur Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Shechen
Rabjam Rinpoche, Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama,
Yahne le Toumelin, Eve Reneleau, Gerard Godet, Madeleine Trehin, Dr.
Tania Singer, Uttam Sanjei