Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard holds a doctorate in molecular biology from the Institut Pasteur, in Paris. A monk, photographer, and translator, he has lived in the Himalayas for thirty years and now resides at Shechen Monastery, Nepal.
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Magazine | Openings

Turning Word

The French Buddhist monk, photographer, and author Matthieu Ricard talks about a Buddhist book that made a significant impact on his practice.

By Matthieu Ricard

Ideas Animals & Pets

A Plea for the Animals

French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard talks to Tricycle about why we’re due for radical change in how we treat animals.

Interview with Matthieu Ricard by Marie Scarles

Dr. Karma Phuntsho in the local temple of his home village, Ura, Bhutan

Magazine | Interview

Bhutan on the Brink

An interview with Dr. Karma Phuntsho, the first Bhutanese to earn a doctorate at Oxford who now works to promote social entrepreneurship among the nation’s youth.

By Emma Varvaloucas, Photographs by Matthieu Ricard

MeditationMagazine | Feature

Why Meditate?

On the eve of the release of his new book, the French monk Matthieu Ricard spoke with Tricycle about science, meditation, and his title as “the happiest man in the world.”

Interview with Matthieu Ricard by Tricycle, Photographs by Matthieu Ricard

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