Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard lives in the Shechen Monastery in Nepal. Born in France in 1946, he has a doctorate in molecular biology, but, in 1972, he forsook his scientific career to further study Buddhism. He has translated many Buddhist texts and is the author/photographer of Journey to Enlightenment, a book of photographs about the eminent Tibetan master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He often accompanies the Dalai Lama to France as his personal interpreter.