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Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard is the son of the philosopher Jean-François Revel and the painter Yahne Le Toumelin. He traveled to India for the first time in 1967 where he met remarkable tibetan spiritual masters. After completing a doctoral degree in molecular biology with Nobel laureate François Jacob, he decided to move to the Himalayas to concentrate on buddhism. He has lived there for the last forty years and is a monk at the Shechen monastery in Nepal. He has been the Dalaï-lama’s french interpreter since 1989. For forty years he has photographed the spiritual masters, the culture, art and landscapes of Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal. He is the author of numerous photography books, including Tibet: An Inner Journey, Motionless Journey: From a Hermitage in the Himalayas, and Kalachakra, a mandala for peace. His photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.

Matthieu Ricard offers all the profits from his rights as an author to humanitarian projects in Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and India through the international foundation he has created : Karuna-Shechen. To learn more about Karuna-Shechen : http://karuna-shechen.org
  • "Karuna Girl"

    "Karuna Girl"

    Young Tibetan nomad girl of the area of Tsatsa, Eastern Tibet. Her smile now accompanies the Karuna-Shechen...

  • Bhutan

    Bhutan

    The Paro Taktsang "Tiger Lair", prayer flags, Mount Everest, Jomolhari, Tsophou Lake, Makalu, sacred...

  • Limited editions

    Limited editions

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya, India, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Thrangu Rinpotche's...

  • India

    India

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Bodhgaya, Borobudur, Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche

  • Nepal

    Nepal

    The Shechen monastery, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Namo Buddha, Bodhnath, the Himalayas, the Annapurna, the...

  • Tibet

    Tibet

    Mantras "Om Mani Padme Hum", the Tsangpo, the Mount Kaïlash, the Potala Palace of Lhasa, the high valley of...