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French Buddhist Monk, Author, Photographer, and Sometimes Called the "Happiest Man in the World"

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Matthieu Ricard is a French Buddhist monk, born on 15 February 1946, who resides at Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal.

He is the son of the late Jean-François Revel (born Jean-François Ricard), a renowned French philosopher, and his mother is the lyrical abstractionist painter Yahne Le Toumelin.

He lived in the Himalayas studying with the Kangyur Rinpoche and some other great masters of that tradition and became the close student and attendant of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche until his death in 1991. Since then, Dr. Ricard has dedicated his activities to fulfilling Khyentse Rinpoche’s vision.

After training in biochemistry at the Institute Pasteur, Matthieu Ricard left science behind to move to the Himalayas and become a Buddhist monk -- and to pursue happiness, both at a basic human level and as a subject of inquiry. Achieving happiness, he has come to believe, requires the same kind of effort and mind training that any other serious pursuit involves.

His deep and scientifically tinged reflections on happiness and Buddhism have turned into several books, including The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet. At the same time, he also makes sensitive and jaw-droppingly gorgeous photographs of his beloved Tibet and the spiritual hermitage where he lives and works on humanitarian projects.

His latest book on happiness is Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill; his latest book of photographs is Tibet: An Inner Journey.

"Matthieu Ricard, French translator and right-hand man for the Dalai Lama, has been the subject of intensive clinical tests at the University of Wisconsin, as a result of which he is frequently described as the happiest man in the world."

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Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World

Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World

On the Path to Enlightenment: Heart Advice from the Great Tibetan Masters

On the Path to Enlightenment: Heart Advice from the Great Tibetan Masters

Bhutan: The Land of Serenity

Bhutan: The Land of Serenity

Tibet: An Inner Journey

Tibet: An Inner Journey

Why Meditate: Working with Thoughts and Emotions

Why Meditate: Working with Thoughts and Emotions

The Art of Meditation

The Art of Meditation

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Matthieu Ricard

French Buddhist Monk, Author, Photographer, and Sometimes Called the "Happiest Man in the World"

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Matthieu Ricard Biography

Matthieu Ricard is a French Buddhist monk, born on 15 February 1946, who resides at Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal.

He is the son of the late Jean-François Revel (born Jean-François Ricard), a renowned French philosopher, and his mother is the lyrical abstractionist painter Yahne Le Toumelin.

He lived in the Himalayas studying with the Kangyur Rinpoche and some other great masters of that tradition and became the close student and attendant of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche until his death in 1991. Since then, Dr. Ricard has dedicated his activities to fulfilling Khyentse Rinpoche’s vision.

After training in biochemistry at the Institute Pasteur, Matthieu Ricard left science behind to move to the Himalayas and become a Buddhist monk -- and to pursue happiness, both at a basic human level and as a subject of inquiry. Achieving happiness, he has come to believe, requires the same kind of effort and mind training that any other serious pursuit involves.

His deep and scientifically tinged reflections on happiness and Buddhism have turned into several books, including The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet. At the same time, he also makes sensitive and jaw-droppingly gorgeous photographs of his beloved Tibet and the spiritual hermitage where he lives and works on humanitarian projects.

His latest book on happiness is Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill; his latest book of photographs is Tibet: An Inner Journey.

"Matthieu Ricard, French translator and right-hand man for the Dalai Lama, has been the subject of intensive clinical tests at the University of Wisconsin, as a result of which he is frequently described as the happiest man in the world."

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  • Matthieu Ricard: The habits of happiness
    http://www.ted.com What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Buddhist monk, photographer and author Matthieu Ricard has devoted his life to...
  • The Pleasure Principle - Matthieu Ricard, Zeitgeist Europe 2013
  • The Pleasure Principle - Matthieu Ricard, Zeitgeist Europe 2013 - Clip

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  • How to book Matthieu Ricard?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Matthieu Ricard for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Matthieu Ricard, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Matthieu Ricard or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Matthieu Ricard?

    Booking fees for Matthieu Ricard, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Matthieu Ricard, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Matthieu Ricard?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Matthieu Ricard for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matthieu Ricard for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Matthieu Ricard or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Matthieu Ricard or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Matthieu Ricard is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Matthieu Ricard for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Matthieu Ricard generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Seth Berkley, Jonathan Haidt, Paola Antonelli, Bill Gates and Dr. Martin Seligman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Matthieu Ricard for an upcoming event.

Matthieu Ricard Speaker Videos

  • Matthieu Ricard: The habits of happiness
    http://www.ted.com What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Buddhist monk, photographer and author Matthieu Ricard has devoted his life to these questions, and his answer is influenced by his...
    The Pleasure Principle - Matthieu Ricard, Zeitgeist Europe 2013
  • The Pleasure Principle - Matthieu Ricard, Zeitgeist Europe 2013 - Clip
    Matthieu Ricard: How to let altruism be your guide - YouTube
  • Matthieu Ricard on Compassion
    Matthieu Ricard on Happiness and Meditation

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