is the author and photographer of Journey to Enlightenment
and Monk Dancers of Tibet and, in collaboration,
the photobook, Buddhist Himalayas. He is the translator
of numerous Buddhist texts, including The Life of Shabkar.
The dialogue with his father, Jean-Francois Revel, The
Monk and the Philosopher, was a best seller in Europe,
and The Quantum and the Lotus reflects his long-standing
interest in science and Buddhism. His new book, Happiness:
A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill,
explores on the meaning and fulfillment of happiness. His
signed photographs in limited edition are available for
sale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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He received the French National Order of Merit for his humanitarian
work in the East. For the last few years, Mr. Ricard has
spent several months a year in Tibet implementing charitable
projects that build and maintain clinics, schools and orphanages
in the region. Since 1989, he has accompanied the Dalai
Lama to France acting as his personal interpreter.
For more information on Matthieu Ricard's activities in
Europe, e-mail email@example.com.