Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who had a promising career in cellular genetics before leaving France to study Buddhism in the Himalayas forty years ago. He is also a bestselling author, translator and photographer, and an active participant in current scientific research on the effects of meditation on the brain. He lives in Tibet and Nepal and is involved in humanitarian projects in both these countries.
Matthieu Ricard brings together ancient wisdom and scientific
insights to put forth a truly compelling global vision... His
voice, his message and his wisdom are greatly needed * Arianna
Matthieu Ricard is an extraordinary human being, whose luminous presence and gentle voice have a surprising effect: they compel respect for his benign view of life and make routine cynicism impossible. * Daniel Kahneman *
Matthieu Ricard is a genius for our times, a rare combination of scientific brilliance with the heart of a saint. * Daniel Goleman *