Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, author, translator and photographer. He is originally from France, but now lives in at the Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal. He is the author of several books, such as Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill, Why Meditate?, The Quantum and the Lotus and The Monk and the Philosopher. He is an active member of the Mind and Life Institute, and founder of Karuna-Shechen, a humanitarian association that develops education, medical and social projects for the most destitute populations of the Himalayan region.

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